There were plenty of reasons to love Kit Harington (AKA Jon Snow) on Game of Thrones, but one thing that fans couldn't get enough of were his shiny locks (which were so enviable that GQ even wrote an article on how to imitate the hairstyle). However, it turns out that Harington didn't even know he had curly hair until he started his role as Snow.
Back in 2017, Buzzfeed quoted the actor in a moment where he revealed he didn't know about his curly locks until he had to grow them out for the drama series. “I always had short hair before I did [GoT],” he said. “And then they went, ‘Could you grow your hair and a beard?’ And I went, ‘Well, I’ve never grown my hair, and I’m practically pre-pubescent in the facial-hair stakes, but I’ll give it a go!’’
Luckily, it worked out for Harington, and he ended up rocking the shoulder-length hairstyle, as well as a beard, during his time on the hit HBO series.