'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington sick of being objectified - Metro US

‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington sick of being objectified

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It’s so hard for men in Hollywood, isn’t it? All this attention paid just to your looks, when no one bothers to find out what’s really going on inside. At least that’s how it’s been for “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington, who plays hunky — see? Even I’m doing it — Jon Snow on the HBO series. “I’m in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. And I don’t like that,” he tells Page Six. “To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning. It really is, and it’s in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty, it can be quite offensive.”

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I mean, hey, he can’t help that he’s attractive, right? So please, if you get a chance to speak with Harrington, do not point out that he’s really, really, ridiculously good-looking, OK? Because he’s had enough of it. “In this position you get asked a lot, ‘Do you like being a heartthrob? Do you like being a hunk?'” he adds. “Well, my answer is, ‘That’s not what I got into it for.'”

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