One second you're thanking the old gods and the new for the beauty of Jon Snow — his long hair blowing in the breeze, his scruffy beard — and the next moment, you notice Kit Harington's haircut and mourn the end of the Game of Thrones era because ohmygod it's over, it's really over. Kit attended a photocall in London for the How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World immersive experience on Tuesday, and dear reader, when I looked at the photos, I gasped. Gone are the long Westeros curls, and it's too late to say farewell to the beard, because in its place is a mustache that will make you do a double take. Kit, is that you?
The actor actually cut his hair back in November, and to be fair, he warned us. Kit's changing look was inevitable, but it does carry a certain emotional weight as grieving fans come to grips with Game of Thrones ending after this Spring's final season. (Just me?) For his part, Kit has mixed feelings about the chapter closing. On the one hand, he's a bit sentimental and holding on to the statue of his character that appears in the season eight teaser, but on the other, he's said that filming for the final episodes was brutal, driving him and the rest of the cast to tears more than once. Cryptically, he's stated that he's "maybe not happy, but very satisfied" with the way things wrap up, so with that in mind, we're continuing to devour all the season eight theories ahead of the April premiere date.
In the meantime, keep reading to see pictures of Kit's new look — and, yes, he's still as handsome as ever.