Kit Harington is vowing to ‘work against typecast’ for his next acting project after admitting that he ‘understands’ why actors are pigeon – holed into certain roles.
Nevertheless the actor wants to change that in the future. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, he said: “I think all actors get typecast at first. I think they see you in Thrones and the industry says: ‘We like what he does in that, so let’s use him in this because it’s the same genre.'”
He added: “You’re always fighting against being typecast as an actor, but if you look at any actors from the past, they’ve all fit into a certain role, whether it be gangster movie, whether it be fantasy action hero or whether it be romantic comedy lead.”
Continuing, the Game Of Thrones star said: “I understand the obsession with typecasting, but I also think it’s a very natural thing. I want to do something a bit more contained next – that’s a bit more about the acting.
“The next two things I do I’m going to be working very hard against my typecast. I’m moving out of the bracket of period action hero.”