As an actor, Kit Harington is perhaps best known for his ability to be the most emo-looking guy on screen at all times on Game of Thrones. He “knows nothing”—as we have been told numerous times—and basically just uses his long locks as his main weapon in his ever-raging battle to never look happy.

Well, if he wants to lean on his hair to do his work for him, he’s in trouble now. For his role in the BBC Films drama Testament of Youth, Harrington chopped off his shoulder-length locks in order to play a shy, duty-bound young man who signs up for the British army to fight in World War I. The movie looks to offer ample opportunities for Harington to show off his emoting skills, and it will be fascinating to see just how well he can brood without his signature ‘do.

[via Vulture]