As Game of Thrones approaches its conclusion, the stars will need to start thinking about their next steps. Kit Harington has some major plans, including getting married to co-star Rose Leslie. Among those plans, though, is not taking on any roles similar to Jon Snow.
Between Game of Thrones and his upcoming mini-series Gunpowder, Harington’s done playing long-haired, scruffy-looking, horseback-riding guys that look like they’ve jumped out of a history textbook. Speaking to the press, Harington said:
This fitted quite well into not being able to cut my hair! Why I keep ending up in cold, muddy places, on horses, I’ve no idea. It must be some desire that’s built into me from a past life, I think. I’m personally done now with [that] so moving forward, [I’d like] something with guns! Just move my way slowly more modern, century by century.
Gunpowder follows the famed (and failed) Gunpowder Plot conducted by Guy Fawkes in 1605 London. The BBC mini-series won’t focus on Fawkes, but on Harington’s character Robert Catesby instead. Over its three episodes, Gunpowder will explore the plan and ultimately failed execution of the Gunpowder Plot. Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) also star.
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Though GoT is obviously not a historical drama, it clearly takes a lot of ideas from history, particularly in the way people dress and go about their days. Set in 1605, Gunpowder brings Harington a bit further along in history. It’ll be interesting to see what movies Harington will star in set in the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. Any guesses?
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