Written by Zoë Holloway, May 31, 2016

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington reveals that it isn’t only women who experience sexism in Hollywood. ‘There’s a sexism that happens towards men,’ he says.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26:  Kit Harrington seen at BBC Radio One on May 26, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

‘There’s definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well,’ the star dishes as he explains that constant questions about his appearance frustrate him.

‘At some points during photo shoots 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.’


Kit admits he’s concerned that he is being typecast, and in future will only be chosen for roles based on his looks, not his acting ability.

He goes on to say that ‘there is a double standard’ because, ‘If you said to a girl, “Do you like being called a babe?” and she said “No, not really,” she’d be absolutely right.’

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 23: Kit Harington attends HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 5 San Francisco Premiere at San Francisco Opera House on March 23, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

Kit, who plays Jon Snow in HBO’s hugely successful Game of Thrones, adds: ‘I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks – it’s demeaning.’

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