Kit Harington has spoken about his role in new film Pompeii, saying that it's a far cry from playing Jon Snow on HBO's Game of Thrones.

Pompeii fictionalises the story of a slave travelling home to the woman he loves against the backdrop of the infamous volcanic eruption.

Harington joked that his wardrobe is miles apart from the heavy furs he wears in Game of Thrones.

He told Access Hollywood: "I'm [in] far less clothing than I wear on Thrones. That's the look we're going for - sort of a tunic. I'm more aware of my body now than I have been for anything else.

"[We have a] similar look to Spartacus, but maybe not quite as nude as they get. I saw a couple of their episodes and they get pretty nude."


The actor said that his first lead film role has been "great" to shoot, adding that starring in Game of Thrones prepared him for his fight scenes in Pompeii.

He explained: "There's a lot of fight scenes, so that's something that I'm sort of used to from Thrones.

"I'm having to get very good at throwing swords about again. But, it's really exciting. It's going very well."

Director Paul WS Anderson's Pompeii is scheduled to be released next year and will also star Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas and Jared Harris.