Kit Harrington has already shaved off his Jon Snow beard

Kit Harrington has already shaved off his Jon Snow beard

The very last season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end soon, which means that the cast is just about ready to move on to other projects after years of playing the most iconic characters in Westeros. One person who is kinda glad that the series is almost over is British actor Kit Harrington, who has portrayed Jon Snow since the pilot episode way back in 2011. That means that, for the last eight years or so, he's had to wear his hair long and sport that grim northern facial hair that the Stark dudes seem to like so much.

However, while guest-hosting Saturday Night Live recently, Kit was able to show off his new look to the general public. Wearing a trendy suit, polo neck, and now clean-shaven, Kit looked completely different! In his opening monologue, he states: "My name is Kit Harington, though most of you probably know me as Jon Snow. Now I’ve just shaved my beard so this is more of pre-pubescent Jon Snow, this is Jon Snow if he suddenly played for the Yankees … I have no idea what that means, the writers told me to say so you guys probably know what it means."

Here's Kit without his trademark beard during a recent TV appearance:

Many of Kit's fans on social media seemed to react badly to his new look, and took to social media to express their dismay over his bare face. Hilariously, even his wife and former co-star Rose Leslie seemed to miss the beard, stating that she missed it. Check out some of the funniest fan reactions to Kit's new look below:

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Here's the epic Game of Thrones trailer in all its glory:

As it happens, Kit Harrington's on-screen sisters have also talked about their feelings now that the show is finally over, and Sophie Turner has even revealed that she was banned by the showrunners from washing her hair for a while.