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Kristian Nairn talks about his drag artist days, says it was a “two-fingered salute” to haters

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Game of Thrones has a spectacular cast, that is full of people that are not only great actors, but not-so-bad humans, too. We have seen the stars address a lot of public issues, and quite recently, Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor on the show, talked about how he was considering entering politics over the fact that Northern Ireland still had a backward stance on gay rights. In a new interview, the 41-year-old openly gay actor discussed his beginnings as a drag artist. Read on!

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Kristian Nairn talked about his beginnings, and more. He talked about how his career began, and it wasn’t like we all would have thought it to be. Kristian Nairn said :

“Before that I was a guitar player. I played in bands, I had normal jobs as well – I worked in Sainsbury’s and I was a BT operator, but I always maintained my music in the background.

I always played guitar and I always played in bands. Then I ended up working in the Kremlin, I actually started working as a drag artist and that changed into being a DJ. I had a lot of fun doing both.

I was quite a shy person growing up and drag was very much a shield for me to perform behind. My drag name was Revvlon.

In a way for me it was a two-fingered salute to the people who said I couldn’t do that kind of thing.

If I was to have a message for people it would be that, just do what you want to do and don’t worry about what people say. Any sort of performance was always what I was really born to do.”

He went on to explain how he transitioned into acting :

“I was still DJing in the Kremlin and obviously you meet people through being a drag queen, and this guy had offered me a few auditions through the years. One of them was for a movie with Simon Pegg called Hot Fuzz.

I had been DJing at a club in Belfast called Event Horizon until 6am and I literally got on a plane at 7.30am, and did this audition at 9am in London. It was the world’s worst audition ever.

Funny enough, I didn’t get that part, but four or five years later the same guy called me back and said: “That casting director in London really liked you and they want to see you for the part of Hodor in Game of Thrones.”

I didn’t have a clue what Game Of Thrones was. My mother, who’s a big reader and also a massive fan of Game of Thrones said: “Oh my God, you have to take this part if you’re offered it.”

The whole Hodor thing of just saying one word wasn’t really my dream part.

You picture yourself playing the lead roles and getting to do all the inspirational speeches.

So when I heard you only have this one word, I was like, is this really how I want to make my debut?

But then I researched the franchise and the character and I just loved the whole enigmatic side of him. I just fell in love with the character and I really miss him actually.”

Talking about the most memorable thing from his time on Game of Thrones, Kristian said :

“Obviously the death scene and the nude scene, which was probably the most traumatic day of my life. I never thought I would be parading round Carryduff in the nip without being arrested at least!

I had added layers of humiliation – we had this massive prosthetic and it had to be attached to my body with glue and it’s actually glued into your own region. That did not come out quickly, I’m telling you! I felt sorry for the make-up girl – these things you suffer for your art! That was one of the worst and funniest experiences.”

He also said that Isaac Hempstead-Wright is like a brother to him, and that he will be going for his 18th birthday. Isaac apparently got to call cut on his final scene in the show. Describing the scene, Kristian said :

“It was incredibly emotional and physically demanding, and at the end it felt like an exhale.

I was proud of that scene and Isaac was the one who got to wrap me and say over the microphone: “Mr Nairn that’s us finished, you’re wrapped.”

It was the best way to go. You got to play the magical stuff about all the time travel, you got to be honourable and there are so few honourable deaths in Game of Thrones, they’re usually just brutal and horrible.”

Kristian Nairn talked about a lot more, Game of Thrones, and not. Go check out the full interview, here. What did you think about the interview? Tell us in the comments, below!

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Matt Smith says House of The Dragon isn't aiming to re-create Game of Thrones' success

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is fast on track for its release in 2022. The production hit a little snag recently after a positive COVID-19 case was detected, but since then it has been back to normal. Fans are highly excited about the upcoming series but they do have concerns if it will be as good as the original series, especially after the controversial final season. Actor Matt Smith, who is set to play the Rogue Prince Daemon Targaryen in the prequel show, thinks it won’t be possible for House of The Dragon to reach the same heights of popularity and fame as Game of Thrones, as the latter was one of a kind and a decade-defining phenomenon.

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During an interview with CNET promoting his new film Last Night in Soho, Smith talked about the aspect of the show they always have to keep in mind, that is, the comparison with its predecessor, Game of Thrones. He said:

“I suppose that paint is your sort of attitude you bring in and see what sticks. We’re trying to make a show that’s entertaining on lots of different levels and has a similar scope and ambition to the previous show, in many respects. But obviously, you’re never going to be able to re-create the success of Game of Thrones, because that was a very particular point in time. It was its own unique entity.

What do you think about House of The Dragon? Will it be as good as Game of Thrones? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Actor Matt Smith has been quite busy nowadays. He has been traveling with the HBO crew over Spain, UK, and Portugal filming for Game of Thrones’ upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, and recently also starred in the film Last Night in Soho. Smith’s breakout role in his career was playing the lead in the BBC hit show Doctor Who, in which he played the titular character, and became widely loved for it. And he keeps on teasing the fans about his return to the beloved franchise.

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In a recent interview with Consequence, Smith let on that he was still very much open to coming back into the Doctor Who fold if things lined up correctly. Smith was definitely open to the idea saying, “Well, you never know, do you? Someone would have to pick up the phone and ask me and then we take it from there.” He also reflected in an overwhelmingly positive way about his time on the show saying it was one of the “great characters in television” and taking part in the series was “just a thrill…”

Matt Smith looked back fondly at his time on Doctor Who. He starred in the role for three series from 2010 to 2013, He took over for David Tennant as the Eleventh Doctor when the latter began his regeneration to end his time on the show.

Would you like to see Matt Smith return to Doctor Who? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding roster, the Eternals, has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, but has been liked overall by the audience. the film featured two famous Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, who played Dane Whitman and Ikaris respectively. If you haven’t watched the film yet, we would suggest you avoid reading what’s coming next.

In the end credits scene of the Eternals, fans got the first tease of Dane Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight as Kit Harington heard a voice from behind if he is ready to take on the Ebony Sword, his character’s signature weapon from Marvel comics. The voice has been revealed to be that of Blade, Marvel’s daywalker superhero. Harington has finally opened up about the scene in an interview with Variety. He said:

“I knew the line that was being said, because it was said out loud and it was in the bit of script that I got. I only knew that was Mahershala’s voice just about three weeks ago. Chloé texted me saying that’s what they were doing. It really excited me, hearing that. He’s one of my favorite actors out there at the moment.”

He added, “Up until that point, all we’ve seen is a really good guy that we hopefully like. I like the idea that this thing is not good for him. With that sword, and what I’ve read about it, what I wanted to capture in that moment was this idea of addiction. I had some inkling that there was going to be a kind of crossover there, from early conversations. I don’t know what the future is, and I have no idea. There’s nothing written. Nothing I’ve been told. I haven’t got a clue. Honestly, genuinely. It’s funny, isn’t it? You say these things, and people are like, ‘You do! You know!’ And I have no idea. I’m assuming that that would be the case. But who knows?”

Are you excited to see more of Blade in future MCU films? Talk to us in the comments below!

The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

We know that there will be a lot of differences between House of The Dragon and the original series, Game of Thrones, and Matt Smith tries to explain them in his own way. In a recent interview with Looper, he explained:

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“House of the Dragon is still filming, it’s very clearly set in the same landscape as Game of Thrones, but with some differences. Obviously … there’s dragons and swords and all of the intrigue and dastardly goings on that happen in the court of the Targaryens. I suppose fundamentally, it’s a different story. We’re 300 years before ‘Game of Thrones.’ We’re spending time with a smaller group of characters to a certain degree … I think it’s up for other people to decide how they’re similar or different. I just turn up and try and get the lines in the right order.”

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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House of The Dragon star Matt Smith calls Caraxes ‘a real moody bastard'

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The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

Smith, in his recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, talked about various aspects of the Game of Thrones prequel, including Daemon’s dragon Caraxes. This is how he described him:

“Caraxes is pretty good, y’know? He’s big and red and angry. He’s a really angry dragon. Mine’s the angriest of all the dragons. There is no angrier dragon than Caraxes. He’s a real moody bastard.”

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Actor Matt Smith has been quite busy nowadays. He has been traveling with the HBO crew over Spain, UK, and Portugal filming for Game of Thrones’ upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, and recently also starred in the film Last Night in Soho. Smith’s breakout role in his career was playing the lead in the BBC hit show Doctor Who, in which he played the titular character, and became widely loved for it. And he keeps on teasing the fans about his return to the beloved franchise.

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In a recent interview with Consequence, Smith let on that he was still very much open to coming back into the Doctor Who fold if things lined up correctly. Smith was definitely open to the idea saying, “Well, you never know, do you? Someone would have to pick up the phone and ask me and then we take it from there.” He also reflected in an overwhelmingly positive way about his time on the show saying it was one of the “great characters in television” and taking part in the series was “just a thrill…”

Matt Smith looked back fondly at his time on Doctor Who. He starred in the role for three series from 2010 to 2013, He took over for David Tennant as the Eleventh Doctor when the latter began his regeneration to end his time on the show.

Would you like to see Matt Smith return to Doctor Who? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding roster, the Eternals, has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, but has been liked overall by the audience. the film featured two famous Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, who played Dane Whitman and Ikaris respectively. If you haven’t watched the film yet, we would suggest you avoid reading what’s coming next.

In the end credits scene of the Eternals, fans got the first tease of Dane Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight as Kit Harington heard a voice from behind if he is ready to take on the Ebony Sword, his character’s signature weapon from Marvel comics. The voice has been revealed to be that of Blade, Marvel’s daywalker superhero. Harington has finally opened up about the scene in an interview with Variety. He said:

“I knew the line that was being said, because it was said out loud and it was in the bit of script that I got. I only knew that was Mahershala’s voice just about three weeks ago. Chloé texted me saying that’s what they were doing. It really excited me, hearing that. He’s one of my favorite actors out there at the moment.”

He added, “Up until that point, all we’ve seen is a really good guy that we hopefully like. I like the idea that this thing is not good for him. With that sword, and what I’ve read about it, what I wanted to capture in that moment was this idea of addiction. I had some inkling that there was going to be a kind of crossover there, from early conversations. I don’t know what the future is, and I have no idea. There’s nothing written. Nothing I’ve been told. I haven’t got a clue. Honestly, genuinely. It’s funny, isn’t it? You say these things, and people are like, ‘You do! You know!’ And I have no idea. I’m assuming that that would be the case. But who knows?”

Are you excited to see more of Blade in future MCU films? Talk to us in the comments below!

The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

We know that there will be a lot of differences between House of The Dragon and the original series, Game of Thrones, and Matt Smith tries to explain them in his own way. In a recent interview with Looper, he explained:

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“House of the Dragon is still filming, it’s very clearly set in the same landscape as Game of Thrones, but with some differences. Obviously … there’s dragons and swords and all of the intrigue and dastardly goings on that happen in the court of the Targaryens. I suppose fundamentally, it’s a different story. We’re 300 years before ‘Game of Thrones.’ We’re spending time with a smaller group of characters to a certain degree … I think it’s up for other people to decide how they’re similar or different. I just turn up and try and get the lines in the right order.”

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Olivia Cooke believes there won’t be 'Egregious Violence against women’ in House of The Dragon

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Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. There were many reasons for the fantasy show’s popularity, the show’s breathtaking scenery, gory battle scenes and so much more. However, the series was infamous for showing horrible violence against women. It is true that the medieval period, on which the show is loosely based, was a very difficult time for women. However, many have objected to projecting such graphic violence on the big screen. Actress Olivia Cooke believes that won’t be the case for the prequel, House of The Dragon.

HBO created a huge stir amongst the fantasy lovers when they teased the Game of Thrones prequel in their programming line-up. Since then there have been many speculations about the story and cast. The role of Alicent Hightower went to Olivia Cooke, who has different expectations from the show, considering Game of Thrones’ history. In an interview with The Telegraph, she said :

I wouldn’t feel comfortable in being a part of anything that has just egregious graphic violence towards women for no reason whatsoever, just because they want it to be tantalising in a way that gets viewers,” she says. “I was lucky enough to read the script before, and it has changed a lot from the first few seasons. Don’t think they’d be in their right minds to include any of that any more.”

What do you think of Olivia Cooke’s conjecture? Tell us in the comments below!

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Actor Matt Smith has been quite busy nowadays. He has been traveling with the HBO crew over Spain, UK, and Portugal filming for Game of Thrones’ upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, and recently also starred in the film Last Night in Soho. Smith’s breakout role in his career was playing the lead in the BBC hit show Doctor Who, in which he played the titular character, and became widely loved for it. And he keeps on teasing the fans about his return to the beloved franchise.

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In a recent interview with Consequence, Smith let on that he was still very much open to coming back into the Doctor Who fold if things lined up correctly. Smith was definitely open to the idea saying, “Well, you never know, do you? Someone would have to pick up the phone and ask me and then we take it from there.” He also reflected in an overwhelmingly positive way about his time on the show saying it was one of the “great characters in television” and taking part in the series was “just a thrill…”

Matt Smith looked back fondly at his time on Doctor Who. He starred in the role for three series from 2010 to 2013, He took over for David Tennant as the Eleventh Doctor when the latter began his regeneration to end his time on the show.

Would you like to see Matt Smith return to Doctor Who? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding roster, the Eternals, has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, but has been liked overall by the audience. the film featured two famous Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, who played Dane Whitman and Ikaris respectively. If you haven’t watched the film yet, we would suggest you avoid reading what’s coming next.

In the end credits scene of the Eternals, fans got the first tease of Dane Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight as Kit Harington heard a voice from behind if he is ready to take on the Ebony Sword, his character’s signature weapon from Marvel comics. The voice has been revealed to be that of Blade, Marvel’s daywalker superhero. Harington has finally opened up about the scene in an interview with Variety. He said:

“I knew the line that was being said, because it was said out loud and it was in the bit of script that I got. I only knew that was Mahershala’s voice just about three weeks ago. Chloé texted me saying that’s what they were doing. It really excited me, hearing that. He’s one of my favorite actors out there at the moment.”

He added, “Up until that point, all we’ve seen is a really good guy that we hopefully like. I like the idea that this thing is not good for him. With that sword, and what I’ve read about it, what I wanted to capture in that moment was this idea of addiction. I had some inkling that there was going to be a kind of crossover there, from early conversations. I don’t know what the future is, and I have no idea. There’s nothing written. Nothing I’ve been told. I haven’t got a clue. Honestly, genuinely. It’s funny, isn’t it? You say these things, and people are like, ‘You do! You know!’ And I have no idea. I’m assuming that that would be the case. But who knows?”

Are you excited to see more of Blade in future MCU films? Talk to us in the comments below!

The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

We know that there will be a lot of differences between House of The Dragon and the original series, Game of Thrones, and Matt Smith tries to explain them in his own way. In a recent interview with Looper, he explained:

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“House of the Dragon is still filming, it’s very clearly set in the same landscape as Game of Thrones, but with some differences. Obviously … there’s dragons and swords and all of the intrigue and dastardly goings on that happen in the court of the Targaryens. I suppose fundamentally, it’s a different story. We’re 300 years before ‘Game of Thrones.’ We’re spending time with a smaller group of characters to a certain degree … I think it’s up for other people to decide how they’re similar or different. I just turn up and try and get the lines in the right order.”

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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