This week for Celebrity Friday we have news of someone who plays a memorable (but not really prominent) character on Game of Thrones coming out of the closet. Apparently, Kristian Nairn, the guy who plays Hodor on the show is openly gay.
The character of Hodor is a fan favorite, primarily because he only says one thing, "Hodor," over and over again, with different inflections of course.The revelation stemmed from questions regarding the bear community's appreciation for his portrayal of burly strongman Hodor, protector of the young prince Bran Stark. Hodor has been a recurring character on the HBO series since its debut in 2011.
While Nairn considers being gay only a small part of his identity, he does understand the importance of coming out. "In this day and age, it's important to stand up and be counted," he told the site. "I have and always will stand my ground."Additionally, he mentioned that the Game of Thrones cast has been overwhelmingly supportive of him as a gay man.