Though he might just say “Hodor Hodor Hodor” on “Game of Thrones,” actor Kristian Nairn has plenty to say about the LGBT community. Or, as he tells “Thrones” fansite Winter Is Coming, “his community.”
Nairn came out as gay during an interview with the site. “When you talk about ‘the gay community,’ you are talking about MY community,” he tells WiC. “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!”
He continues, “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.”
When Nairn isn’t acting on “Game of Thrones,” he is a professional DJ. He also had a brief stint on “Ripper Street.”
Nairn commented about the story on Twitter
, writing, “haha. Yeah it’s weird to see ‘comes out’ as the headline!! I was never in!! No one asked! Lol.”
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres on HBO on April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.