We’ve been so distracted by the recent carnage on Game of Thrones that it somehow slipped under the radar that Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, is a legendary Irish DJ.
Sorry we’re late to the game on this one, folks, (ComicBookMovie.com interviewed him back in 2011) but we’re playing now — and we can’t believe it. When Nairn isn’t sticking by Bran Stark’s side on the popular HBO series, he’s spinning tracks and throwing down beats in nightclubs all over Ireland.
According to ComicBookMovie.com, the actor’s interest in music first sparked when he was three years old and he started playing piano and the guitar. He later started producing records and has since worked the club scene as a DJ for thirteen years. His music-making even helped land him the role of Hodor on Game of Thrones. In the interview, Nairn discloses that through his performance art, he met his ex-agent, who got him an audition for Simon Pegg’s Hot Fuzz. He didn’t end up landing a role, but Hot Fuzz casting directors Nina Gold and Robert Sterne went on to cast Game of Thrones. And the rest, as they say, is history.
As much as we’d get a kick out of watching Hodor deejay a Stark House party, I highly doubt that’s going to happen under a**hole King Joffrey’s vindictive rule.