Game Of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) made headlines today when he officially confirmed that he is gay.
In a recent interview, Nairn stated:
“Well in all honesty, when you talk about the gay community, you are talking about MY community.” Nairn said this when he was asked about his gay fan base. ” I’m aware of it yeah, and I think its really lovely. There’s not a day that I don’t get a few messages, but 99 percent or more are super sweet and nothing smutty at all! Again its a privilege, and I really mean that. I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my whole life in fact, and I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview, because its not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail! “
Nairn also said:
” I had an upbringing to respect other’s people privacy, and their right to be and choose what they want to be and choose what they want, and I expect, no, demand no less for myself.” he said.” It’s important to stand up and be counted. I have and always will stand my ground, so yeah people have been great on the show, but I don’t see why it would be an issue.”
As soon as the story about him being gay circulated online, Nairn took to Twitter and said that he always thought people knew that he was gay and that it was no big deal. ” If it makes even one person in the world feel a little better, then it’s worth it.” he tweeted.
The announcement of Narin confirming he was gay also corresponded with Game of Thrones show runners D.B Weiss and David Benioff confirming that they know the end of their epic TV series.
“If you know the ending, then you can lay out the groundwork for it.” Benioff adds that they hope the show will run for at least eight seasons. “We want to be able to set things up.” No doubt if they keep creating scenes such as the “Red Wedding”, the show will continue to go on
However, George R.R Martin is currently writing the 6th book, The Winds of Winter, but he is keeping his secrets close to his chest.
Kristian Nairn’s character Hodor did survive season 3, and he will be in the upcoming season four that is set to premiere on HBO April 6th. So tune in for Game of Thrones.