Fresh from his critical and box office success in Pompeii, *eye roll*, Rolling Stone has put Kit Harington on the cover of their May 8th issue. The Game of Thrones hunk talks in depth about what drives Jon Snow, and what the two have in common.
“Snow’s a black sheep,” Harington says. “The thing that drives both of us is more similar than you might think – he’s driven by ambition. I’ve always been ambitious too.” Snow, he said, is a good person who believes in what he’s doing and he admires the way the character balances duty with ambition. “I’m very ambitious,” Harington said, “but how do I balance that with not fucking other people up around me?”
Harington also revealed that once the show has its final colorful wedding – which could still be five or more years away – he hopes to enjoy different sorts of roles. “I told my agent, ‘No more swords, no more horses,'” he said. “You [don’t want to] get stuck in things. And maybe I can cut my fucking hair.”
But until then, he said he is enjoying perpetuating myths both onscreen and off. “I don’t do Twitter because I don’t want to talk about myself more than I already have to,” he said, though he shared stories with Rolling Stone about skinny dipping in the pool at a Hollywood hotspot and crashing a Ford Mustang while sober. But he also acknowledges that he is lucky to have such a fruitful career playing a beloved character, and that he understands the appeal of Jon Snow. “The show started when the economy was very bad,” Harington said. “People were looking for a hero trying to make his way through a dark world that they didn’t understand. That’s Jon Snow.”