Kit Harington, OUT


Kit Harington says women aren't the only people who are objectified in Hollywood.

The Game of Thrones star opened up to The Sunday Times about the sexism he's faced as a man in the industry, explaining how he's experienced moments in which he was hired for a role due to his appearance.

"I think there is a double standard," he said. "If you said to a girl, 'Do you like being called a babe?' and she said, 'No, not really,' she'd be absolutely right."

He even thinks that "in some ways" he landed the role as Jon Snow due to his looks, and for that reason, he hopes to take on future work that "tests" him more. "I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks," he admitted. "It's demeaning."

Harington continued, "But there's a sexism that happens towards men. There's definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well. At some points during photoshoots when I'm asked to strip down, I felt that. If I felt I was being employed just for my looks, I'd stop acting."

This sort of objectification is something he's reiterated in the past as well.

During an interview with PageSix last year, he said, "To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning."

He added. "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."

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