Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kit Harington Says Being Called a Hunk Is ''Offensive'' and ''Demeaning''

Do not call Kit Harington a hunk!
The 28-year-old actor may be known for his brooding good looks, but that doesn't mean the genetically gifted star wants to be a labeled as a "hunk."
"To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning," Harington recently said (via Page Six). "It really is and it's in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty, it can be quite offensive."
Harington went on, "Well, it's not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. 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."
"In this position you get asked a lot, ‘Do you like being a heartthrob? Do you like being a hunk?' Well, my answer is, ‘That's not what I got into it for," he added. Duly noted!

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