In an interview posted on Game of Thrones fan site WinterIsComing, actor Kristian Nairn revealed that he’s gay. And a pot of honey among bears.
When asked about his…ahem…furrier fan base who holds his portrayal of Hodor, the brawny protector of mini-prince Bran Stark, in especially high esteem, Nairn had this to say:
“Well, in all honesty, when you talk about “the gay community,” you are talking about MY community, haha. I AM aware of it yeah, and I think it’s really lovely. There’s not a day that I don’t get a few messages, but 99% or more are super sweet and nothing smutty at all! Again, it’s a privilege, and I really mean that.”
“It’s a very small part of who I am on the whole, but nonetheless, in this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted. I have and always will stand my ground.”
The interview also discussed Nairn’s DJ’ing side, piggyback rides and, of course, the much-anticipated fourth season of GoT.
You can read it here.