Stop Asking Kit Harington If He’s As Miserable As Jon Snow

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14:  Kit Harington attends the World Premiere Centrepiece Gala, supported by the Mayor of London, red carpet arrivals for "Testament Of Youth" during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at The Mayfair Hotel on October 14, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)
Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

If there’s one good thing about being Kit Harington, it’s that he’s a successful, attractive, presumedly rich young man in the prime of his life. If there’s a bad thing about being Kit Harington, though, it’s that strangers keep approaching him in public asking him to smile. That’s right: Of the few things Jon Snow knows, one is what it feels like to be a woman. As the actor tells British GQ, the problem is his Mopey Resting Face. “[I] get people coming up to me in the street and asking if I [am] OK. But this is my default. I laugh, I make jokes, I just happen to reside in this face.” Harington also admits some of his onscreen work has been less than stellar: “I won’t name films but I’ve sat through private screenings, nearly in tears. Hating it. Thinking: this is the end, everything’s over.” Maybe he really is glum. Pompeii wasn’t that bad.

Stop Asking Kit Harington If He’s Miserable