Jon Snow says it’s tough being so good looking



It’s tough being good-looking.

Games of Thrones heart-throb Kit Harrington has spoken about his sex symbol status, admitting he is sick of being objectified by legions of adoring female fans.

In an interview with News Corp, the 28-year-old English actor lamented over his status as a “hunk” in the hit HBO series, in which he plays rugged male protagonist, Jon Snow.

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“To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning,” Harrington said.


Kit Harrington. Photo: AAP

“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.”

“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.”

The actor shot to stardom when the fantasy drama premiered in 2011, and will return to screens next month when Season 5 premieres on April 13.

Despite being adored by women the world over, Harrington said he had been single for some time and is learning to be happy with himself.

“I’m a hopeless romantic, maybe to a fault at times, because it’s gotten me into trouble.”

“But I love romance. I think it’s one of the greatest pleasures in life.”

“Hopefully that lovely lady will come along one day. And although I love romance, I’m trying to live without it at the moment.”

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