Kit Harington

Would Kit Harington Rather Be a Gladiator or a Night’s Watch Member?

Game of Thrones hottie Kit Harington (Jon Snow) is blowing up in a big way. The English actor has gone from complete Hollywood newbie to action film leading man in just a few years, thanks to his breakout role in the hit HBO fantasy epic.

One of Kit's biggest movies to date is Pompeii, a historical epic where he swaps his Night's Watch robes for gladiator's armor. He was recently in London promoting the film, and he chatted about the difference between the two parts — and why neither character is in an enviable position.

"They're both pretty dire, aren't they?" he joked when asked which of his characters' on-screen jobs is preferable. "I think you're more in daily risk of your life as a gladiator than you are as Jon Snow in the Night's Watch." Yeah, but you're also way warmer!

Kit then reflected that if you're in the Night's Watch you "don't get sex and marriage or anything." Even so, he decided that in the end, being a gladiator is worse.

Let's just all agree that being a hot actor who gets to play Night's Watch members and gladiators is the best option.

Catch Kit on Game of Thrones on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

05.5.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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