Kit Harington is at the Toronto Film Festival this week, and despite wrapping his official time on Game of Thrones, the actor is still wearing Jon Snow's long hair. Making this notable is that Harington had previously expressed his desire to undergo a full de-Snowing when he completed his time playing the character. So, what's holding him back? Harington explained why he has not changed up his look quite yet, saying:
We just finished filming. You can't tell because I look exactly the same. They own me; they've just kept me like this.
It is a move that many fans will undoubtedly be grateful for. After all, the slightest inconsistency in Jon Snow's appearance in Season 8 could be disruptive and grounds for a lot of unnecessary Thrones theories. For instance: "Why Jon Snow's Differing Hair Explains the Series Finale."
So, it looks like Kit Harington's makeover will have to wait for just a bit longer. According to Game of Thrones' visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer, the FX team will be working on Season 8 until May 2019. It is highly unlikely Harington will have to wait until then to chop his Snow locks. Still, his sacrifice is not lost on fans of the HBO hit. There is a particular agony in having to wait for a haircut.
Such is the pain of a character's hair being as iconic as their, well...character. Thankfully for Kit Harington, Jon Snow did undergo a bit of a hair overhaul, courtesy of Melisandre, when he infamously came back from the dead. Thus, giving us the bun we enjoy today. Daenerys certainly did not mind it. As for any release date clues we can garner from Harington's hair situation, there is not a lot to go on. Making the FX team working until next summer is arguably more telling.
As for the last time Kit Harington discussed his hair, he said he would be taking it "short-short" and admitted it would be hard to let go of the beard he grew to play Jon Snow. But he did not want to go into his next role looking the same. A move that many actors wanting to put a little distance between their characters on a visual level can probably relate to.
Kit Harington's hair-story still awaits the end of his Jon Snow chapter. And when he goes through with it, we will know that it signals the end of Jon Snow's reshoot watch. Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season at some point in 2019 on HBO. Thank the Seven Kingdoms, there is a lot of new programming over fall, to keep TV fans busy in the meantime.