Kit Harington revealed that he was raised in a “gender fluid” environment as a child and felt that many men had an emotional “block”.
The actor, 33, shared how he grew up idolizing his mother, playwright Deborah Jane Catesby, who avoided gender roles with him and his brother John.
Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “I asked for a Mighty Max and she bought me a Polly Pocket. I asked for an Action Man and got a doll – it was very fluid from the start. And I went with it.
Childhood: Kit Harington, 33, revealed he was raised in a ‘gender-fluid’ environment as a child and felt many men had an emotional ‘block’ (pictured April 2019)
The Game of Thrones star went on to say that he believed some men had difficulty expressing their feelings because of the attitudes passed down since World War II.
He said: “I think men have an emotional problem, a blockage, and that blockage came from WWII, passed down from grandfather to father to son.
“We don’t talk about how we feel because it shows weakness, because it’s not masculine. Having portrayed a man who was silent, who was heroic, I feel that this is a role I no longer want to play.
Kit, who played Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, added that he didn’t think the world needed to see more of a “male role.”
Roles: The actor shared how he grew up idolizing his mother, playwright Deborah Jane Catesby, who shunned gender roles with him and his brother John (pictured in September 2019)
The actor has mostly stayed out of the spotlight this year since attending the Golden Globes with his wife Rose.
The couple keep their marriage private and prior to the event had not been broken up together for over six months.
The former co-stars recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary, having tied the knot in 2018.
Kit portrayed Jon Snow in the HBO fantasy series for its entire duration from 2011 to 2019 and won rave reviews for his performance.
He said: “I asked for a Mighty Max and she bought me a Polly Pocket. I asked for an Action Man and got a doll – it was very fluid from the start. And I went with ‘
However, the series finale was criticized for being a disappointment, and although she did play two gongs at this year’s BAFTAs, the series was left empty-handed.
He had been nominated for costume design and Must-see Moment, but was not successful either.
Kit will next be seen in the upcoming superhero movie Eternals where he will play Dane Whitman, a human warrior who possesses a mystical sword.
The actor will star in the film, set for release in February 2021, starring Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Angelina Jolie.
Opinion: Kit believes some men find it difficult to express their feelings due to attitudes passed down from WWII (pictured with wife Rose Leslie in April 2019)