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Why did Criston Cole cut his hair in ‘House of the Dragon’?

Why did Criston Cole cut his hair in ‘House of the Dragon’?

(Warning: Spoilers ahead House of the Dragon (season two, episode three below.)

There’s really only one thing you can do if someone bumps into you having sex: change your entire appearance! This is what Criston Cole decides to do after the Blood and Cheese situation left a bad (cheesy?) taste in everyone’s mouths. House of the DragonWell, that wasn’t the only reason, but it would have made sense.

In episode three of House of the DragonCriston looks a little less rugged and a little more like he’s about to start a job at a Manhattan law firm. The previously long-haired knight appears to undergo a transformation halfway through the episode: when he appears in armor, he suddenly has a shorter head of hair. It’s trendy right now! But for Criston it wasn’t about the trend, but about the practical side.

Fabien Frankel explained the important change. “Well, for me the haircut was very important because it is a military issue,” Frankel told Decider. Before “You know what? It is impractical to have long hair during a fight. It’s just like that. And short hair is practical.”

It was then noted that Criston’s focus on his appearance, specifically his white cloak, is much more telling than it seems, and hinted that there was more to come. “That’s such an interesting observation and actually very, yes, there is a scene in episode 8. I won’t say what it is…” he added, but was interrupted by his co-stars who don’t want their jobs to lose.

He added: ‘Anyway, the haircuts! Good. The armor is different. He looks different.’ He sure does!! Maybe he’ll get a new job as an accountant. It’s a lot less violent.

(via decision maker)