Actor Kristian Nairn
Irish actor Kristian Nairn plays the lumbering simpleminded giant “Hodor” on Game of Thrones. The character (who only ever utters one word… “hodor!”) has attracted a lot of fans over the course of the series and Nairn recently spoke with winteriscoming.net about his role, his other career as a professional DJ, his MMO gaming haunts (currently Final Fantasy XIV) and his membership in the gay community.
His orientation came up when the actor was asked if he was aware of his popularity with the gay bear community. Here was his response…
“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. 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, cos it’s not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!”
Kairn was also asked if his orientation was ever an issue on the GoT set…
“I had an upbringing to respect other people’s privacy, and their right to be and choose what they want, and I expect, no, demand no less for myself. 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. So, yeah, people have been great, on the show, but I don’t see why it would be an issue.”
You can read the full interview on winteriscoming.net