(Hey, don’t get all mad at us if this Newswire tells you something you didn’t want to know about something that happened on Game Of Thrones back in June, because we’re telling you now and also that was back in June.)
Maybe-former Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has replaced Benedict Cumberbatch as the internet’s boyfriend in recent months, leaving the Sherlock star to seethe with silent froggy jealousy as the digital hive mind obsesses over the length of Harington’s (tousled, sexy) hair with the fervor with which it used to greet Cumberbatch unbuttoning his shirt. In Harington’s case, though, there is actually a textual justification for the follicular fixation, namely that he’s said that he hates his Jon Snow hairdo and therefore would, probably, cut it off if he didn’t have to keep it for work (i.e., if Jon Snow were actually dead).
But Harington can only not cut his hair so often. In order to keep the spark in his relationship with the internet alive, he’s got to actually do something every once in a while. And because texting “good morning, beautiful” to everyone individually (because we would totally find out if it was a group text) would take too long, Harington stoked the fires of fans’ passions by being both frank and coy in an interview with the Belgian magazine Humo (as translated by Variety):
“The important thing is that I now know exactly how long I am still under contract,” he says. “Let’s just say that Game Of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while, I’ll probably be in my thirties when it’s over.”
Harington is currently 28, which means that he’d have to be on the show—or at least under contract with the show—for at least another two years to exit as a thirtysomething. We also checked the letters in his name against the letters in your name, and look what happened:
Oooh, he likes you.