Kit Harington wants you to stop talking about his hair already.
In a recent interview with The Cut to promote the release of his new campaign for Dolce & Gabbana’s “The One” cologne, the Game of Thrones star admitted that he’s ready for his perfect curls to stop making headlines. (Pretty sure that won’t be happening anytime soon though.) “I cannot wait to chop it off and then I’ll stop being asked about it. Look, I don’t do much to it, I just get out of the shower and let it dry. And it sort of naturally dries in an intriguing way for people, I guess,” he said, further explaining his bare-bones approach to hair care: “My dad always said that water was the best moisturizer, because he didn’t believe in moisturizer. So that’s all I do really. I really don’t look after myself.”
And while Harington’s most headline-making hairdo by far is his go-to “man bun,” do not call it that. “I resent the term ‘man bun,'” he said. “I’ll give you my theory on man buns. I resent that a man bun has to be a fashion statement. No one ever says about a girl who’s got a ponytail it has to be a fashion statement. It’s just a way to get it out of your face.” But worry not, Hairington fans — he’s not going to let a pesky descriptor keep him from pulling his unruly locks into a tidy topknot. “As long as I have long hair, I’m going to put it in a bun. Because it’s annoying getting in your face all the time. I promise you I don’t put my hair up in a bun as a fashion statement,” he claimed.
As befits a cologne-centered interview, the 30-year-old also revealed that his GoT character Jon Snow smells like “wood smoke, wet dog, and meat that’s gone off,” (dreamy!) and that his first scent memory stems from the time he tried to DIY a rose perfume for his mom as a young boy. “I went out into the garden and I cut off all of the roses from her rosebush and mushed them up in a bowl to make this sort of foul-smelling water and then presented it to her,” he said, and noted that he’s since learned that mushy rose petals are not an acceptable gift for the women in his life — even if they are named Rose (Leslie). Instead, “I always quite liked buying jewelry. I bought my girlfriend a little stone bear once,” he said.
When asked if he’s an expert in anything besides acting, jewelry shopping, and having really, really ridiculously good hair, Harington shared that he has something of a Harry Potter obsession, with surprisingly strong opinions about the four Hogwarts houses: “No one wants to be Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw is boring, Slytherin is full of psychos, as people know.” He’s a Gryffindor, “obviously,” worships at the throne of J.K. Rowling like any other good Potterhead, and would love to be in the next Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie (hint, hint). “I don’t know if I would want to be a goodie or baddie, I just know I want to hold a wand,” he said, then revealed that, if cast, he would draw inspiration from Lord Voldemort himself. “I know exactly how I’d hold a wand — you know how Ralph Fiennes does it, with his hand up, that’s what I’d do.”
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