Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn comes out

Kristian Nairn, who plays lovable giant Hodor on the HBO hit Game of Thrones, came out publicly today in an interview with Game of Thrones fan site Winter Is Coming. Nairn was asked if he was aware of his extensive gay fan following and replied:

"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!"

Congratulations to Kristian. Don't miss the Game of Thrones fourth season premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 6.