When Kristian Nairn agreed to an interview with Winter Is Coming’s Fire and Blood to promote Season 4 of Game of Thrones, he wasn’t expecting a media frenzy to follow. But when he claimed the gay community as his own, he came out all over again. In a new interview with Gay Times magazine, Kristian reacts to the media’s reaction, teases what we can expect from Hodor and Bran in Season 4, and explains how he relates to his simple, but genuine character.
Kristian on the media reaction:
“It was fucking ridiculous,” laughs Kristian. “It was a real explosion and a bit of a strange experience. I never thought it would go much further than reaching a few fans, and if there were a few gay fans of the show out there it might give them a bit of support.”
Kristian on same-sex marriage:
“I don’t want to get married – but I want my friends, who it’s important to, to be able to get married. And why not?”
He might not want to get married but he knows what he’s looking for:
“I’m definitely a complicated guy when it comes to that kind of stuff,” he laughs. “But I’m old enough now to look back and see patterns in the kind of people I went for. I definitely go for people for the chase – people I could never have! But the minute I get a whiff that something’s actually going to happen, I’m like ‘abort, abort!’ Now, though, I know what I’m looking for. I like someone with a bit of mystery and a spark about them, but also someone who’s pretty creative in their own right and pretty deep.”
Kristian on Game of Thrones season four:
“It’s fucking incredible. Everyone’s really at the top of their game making this show. For Hodor and Bran, in this series you see a bit more of the magic grow that was hinted at the end of series three. You see more of their bond. I love Hodor, though. In the land of Westeros, he’s the only sort of real true and genuine person. He doesn’t have a hidden agenda, he’s very loyal and, you know, he kind of reminds me of my hidden self without any cynicism of the world. He reminds me of a young me – but I’m able to talk!”
To read Kristian’s full interview, you can download the latest issue of Gay Times via their website.