By Chad de Guzman & photos by MJ Maramba, InterAksyon

Irish actor and DJ Kristian Nairn, best known for playing Hodor in HBO’s hit TV series “Game of Thrones,” admits that he knew of his ill-fated ‘exit’ for over a year.

“I’ve known that I’m gonna die for an entire year already,” Kristian said during the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention or simply Toycon 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Friday.

Explaining why he never told anyone about his character’s fate, Nairn added, “I have a really big mouth. I like to tell people things, and it’s really difficult for me not to tell. The only person I’ve told was my mother.”

Hodor, the simple-minded servant of House Stark at Winterfell working in the stables was killed by the wights in Season 6 after a heroic effort to help Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) escape. His death immediately became a trending topic.

Kristian Nairn in character as Hodor in ‘Game of Thrones’.

Jessica Zafra paid tribute to the character that was once regarded by audiences as a running gag to be “the embodiment of honor, duty, sacrifice.”

According to Kristian, he shot his trending scene near his 40th birthday, and he is happy with the way Hodor left the show. “He died in a really nice way.” He adds.

Kristian is also happy with the following “Game of Thrones” enjoys here in the Philippines.

Asked on his career after “Game of Thrones,” Kristian is slated to tour across the world with his music sets, alongside appearances in a TV series and two movies.

The actor is also set to host ‘Rave of Thrones’ at the Palace Pool Club where he will perform his DJ set.

Based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” airs on HBO Asia every Monday at 9AM same time as the U.S. with same day encore at 9PM. The series is also available on HBO On Demand and HBO Go in selected territories.

Watch excerpts from Kristian Nairn’s Toycon 2016 press conference here:

Kristian Nairn Photos:



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