Kit Harington talks Hollywood typecasting

In issue 218 of Total Film magazine , Ga me Of Thrones star Kit Harington talks getting typecast as a fantasy hunk .

Inside the issue - which is available for free when you start a 30 day trial period on your iPad (opens in new tab) - Harington says that Game Of Thrones was responsible for him landing the lead role in epic end-of-worlder Pompeii .

"It's typecasting, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't," he tells TF. " Game Of Thrones came along and people in Hollywood see you in the fantasy or period role.

"I never thought I'd be in movies. I wasn't one of those people who thought I'd come out [ of drama school ], rock the world and be hugely famous."

Pompeii opens in UK cinemas on 2 May 2014.

For more from Harington, pick up the brand new issue of Total Film , which is out now , and includes an exclusive look at Divergent , The Raid 2 , and Bad Neighbours as part of The Future 100, your ultimate movie preview . Plus get FOUR incredible free posters, too.

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