- “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington has a problem with the way masculinity is taught.
- The actor says “something has gone wrong.”
Kit Harington has a problem with the way masculinity as it’s been taught is affecting men’s behaviour.
During an interview with The Sunday Times, the 31-year-old “Game of Thrones” star spoke candidly about his views on masculinity, a prevelant theme in the West End production of “True West,” which he’s starring in. The play is about two estranged brothers and their rivalry.
“I feel personally, quite strongly, at the moment – where have we gone wrong with masculinity?” he said. “What have we been teaching men when they’re growing up, in terms of the problem we see now?”
The actor continued with more questions about what is “innate” versus what is “taught” to men.
“What is taught on TV and in the streets that makes young boys feel they have to be this certain side of being a man?” he said. “I think that’s really one of the big questions in our time – how do we change that? Because clearly something has gone wrong for young men.”
This isn’t the first time the actor has spoken up about masculinity. In an interview for the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival, the actor criticised the lack of gay superheros in Marvel movies and how the concept of masculinity affects that.
“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington said. “That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?”
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