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Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on the HBO series, has come out as gay, according to

During a recent interview, Nairn was asked about his large LGBT fan base. "Well, in all honesty, when you talk about 'the gay community,' you are talking about my community," he said.

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"It's a privilege, and I really mean that," he continued. "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, [because] it's not something you just blurt out. I've tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!"

Read the full interview here.

Game of Thrones kicks off Season 4 on Sunday, April 6 at 9/8c on HBO.