‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn Considering Going Into Politics
Kristian Nairn
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Kristian Nairn

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn Considering Going Into Politics


Going from Hodor to hero, Kristian Nairn is advocating for marriage equality at home in Northern Ireland

In fact, the Game of Thrones star is considering going into politics to make sure everyone is treated fairly.

The 41-year-old actor, who hails from the Northern Irish town of Lisburn, publicly came out as gay in 2014.

And he has a lot more time to get political on behalf of the LGB population these days, now that his character, Hodor, was killed in Game of Thrones Season 6.

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“I hope that we can come into line with the rest of Europe and the rest of the United Kingdom and Ireland,” he tells the Belfast Telegraph.

“There’s so much other horrible shit happening in the world at the minute, I think it’s the least of their worries. I think we need to get it sorted out as soon as possible.

“I don’t see why people are so concerned at what other people do behind closed doors or in their lives.”

“Of course I have had thoughts about going into politics. I certainly don’t mean now, definitely not, but in the future who knows?” he adds.

“It seems the [Democratic Unionist Party] who are, or were, the predominant party, haven’t exactly done my community any favours.

“I definitely would be prepared to make the change myself if it’s going to help my community and help other people.”

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Granted, this 6-foot-10 TV star and DJ isn’t exactly looking for a complete overhaul.

“I don’t want anything wildly different to what we have now,” he clarifies.

“It’s just making sure that everyone is treated equally. Is that so progressive? I don’t think it’s progressive, I think it’s human. And not just gay people — women’s rights, immigrants, people of different ethnic backgrounds.

“I just don’t see why people are treated differently or with a different set of rules. It’s just wrong.”

Kristian lives with his mom, who works for the Rainbow Project, a support agency for gay and bisexual men, and they’re all too aware of homophobic attitudes and attacks.

“People are so lovely in this country. I love coming home, and then when you hear something like that, and it’s being decided for us by people who I feel are completely outdated in their views and are perhaps not making decisions for the right reasons, it’s saddening,” he says.

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He’d have our vote just based on that interview alone. Hold the door… open to the voting places!

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