Even though he’s a celebrity, he doesn’t really dig the term. And that’s just one of the reasons linked to why Kit Harington doesn’t like taking photos with fans. In an interview with The Guardian, Harington opened up about why it’s especially weird to take photos while he’s out with his fiancée, Rose Leslie.
Harington said that he’s not all about “the photo thing,” and admitted that there were days he decided not to partake. Since Game of Thrones was his first on-screen television role, we can understand how it must be strange to suddenly be recognized everywhere you go — especially if you’re a private person.
He said that while he doesn’t feel bad rejecting fans, he makes sure he’s polite about it.
Harington also admitted that he’s especially private over everything regarding Leslie, as he doesn’t want the media to interfere with his relationship.
If you recall, Harington didn’t announce his engagement with Leslie in a flashy way — instead, he took out an ad in a newspaper, which was a more standard practice years ago.
So we believe that he’s sincere in trying to separate his “celebrity” life from his real life, and can admire that.
So, a word to the wise — if you see Jon Snow out in public, make sure to give him a little space.