Kit Harington no longer has a beard and Twitter is freaking the eff out
Know how we love to freak out over Kit Harington’s hair? Or, at least we did from the end of Season 5 of Game of Thrones to the beginning of Season 6, as we desperately tried to figure out if he was truly dead, or perhaps still alive. It was a real fun time to spend a lot of time staring at someone’s gorgeous curly locks!!
That’s not the only facial feature we love about Harington. He’s got this glorious Jon Snow scruff that says, “I’ve seen things, I’ve fought white walkers, and then I died, and now I have to bring balance to the Iron Throne.” It’s not necessarily a full grown beard, like, say Tormund’s, but it’s definitely some fine facial hair, and we’re big, BIG fans.
Or, we were big fans until HE SHAVED IT OFF.
Harington is currently in a show in London (Doctor Faustus) and it requires him to not look like the Lord Commander. The beard that we’ve come to know and love over the past few years is GONE. A few fans snapped pictures of Harington after one of the Doctor Faustus performances, and if you thought he was a changed man after he came back from the dead, you haven’t seen anything yet.
As you can imagine, the internet had a lot of feelings about this new look. Because after the whole “Is he dead/is he not dead?” kerfuffle, Harington shaving is beard is the LAST thing we want to deal with right now. Don’t worry — this is no indication as for what’s to come on Game of Thrones. There’s plenty of time before starts filming again for the beard to come back. But still.
RIP beard, you’ll always be in our hearts. And you better be back for Season 7. Someone get Melisandre on the phone.