Games Of Thrones star Kristian Nairn has revealed he’s gay. Even though he admits he’s never really been in the closet.
“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] it’s not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail” the actor shared in an interview with GOT fan site winteriscoming.net, published Tuesday.
When asked about his strong following amongst the gay “bear” community for his character of Hodor (Nairn himself is a big guy at 6’10″), he revealed “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.”
The Irish actor said the cast and crew of the HBO hit are aware and very supportive, noting, “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. “