Kristian Nairn has announced he will play no part in 'Game of Thrones' season 5 - but it's not the end for Hodor.
Key characters could be missing from Game of Thrones season 5, according to one of the show's actors. Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor in the HBO series, told the Australian Broadcasting Channel that he, Isaac Hempstead-Wright - who plays Bran Stark - won't be returning for the next instalment.
Kristian Nairn is touring Australia as a DJ [Getty/Jerod Harris]
"We have a season off. We have a year's hiatus," he said. "Solely because, I imagine, our storyline is up to the end of the books. ... So I get a year off now to do Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world."
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With the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 4 only a fortnight away, it's not a surprise thousands of fans couldn't wait and flocked to the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn for a sneak preview. For those of us who have to wait, here are 5 reasons why we love 'Game of Thrones'!
Season 4 of Game of Thrones is due to air on April 17th and the build-up has just begun. Some fans of the show were lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of the first episode at a special event at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.
Kit Harrington stars in Game of Thrones as Jon Snow.
Thousands of the aforementioned fans were greeted to a preview of the premiere episode and were surprised by the arrival of a number of the show's actors; the writer George R.R. Martin; and a marching band performing the theme song. The Huffington Post reports fans also indulged in "Game of Thrones Beer"; sat on the Iron Throne; and coveted the costumes of some of their favourite characters.
Nairn isn't afraid of coming out as gay, but didn't want to force it.
Kristian Nairn – known to Game of Thrones fans as Hodor - has opened up about his sexuality. He’s gay. But instead of keeping it a secret (and why should he?), Nairn was simply waiting for someone to ask him about it.
Kristian Nairn at the 2012 Memorabilia Show at the NEC, Birmingham
It was the fan blog, Winter is Coming, that gave Nairn the opportunity he’d been waiting for, asking the actor a question regarding the “gay community” and his popularity within it. “Well, in all honesty, when you talk about “the gay community,” you are talking about MY community, haha,” he said.