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Game of Thrones's Kristian Nairn Is Happy to Fight Gay Stereotypes

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Game of Thrones's Kristian Nairn Is Happy to Fight Gay Stereotypes

Originally posted 03/24/2014 03:30PM

His character Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones is a gentle giant who lives and serves in the shadows. But after revealing that he's gay, actor Kristian Nairn has been catapulted into the spotlight.

"It's been everywhere, PEOPLE, CNN, all the way down to the little local paper in Belfast," the Irish actor, 38, told PEOPLE on March 18 at the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones at New York's Lincoln Theater. "I don't want to be a figurehead or anything, but if I can help one person, I'll be happy."

What he seems to be helping with most is combating stereotypes.

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Critics' Corner: 12 Things to See, Hear and Read This Week | Dakota Johnson, Kevin Spacey, Miley Cyrus

Critics' Corner: 12 Things to See, Hear and Read This Week

Originally posted 02/14/2014 12:00PM

Our critics name their top entertainment picks for this week, from Miley's Bangerz Tour to Game of Thrones on DVD

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Try This Game of Thrones Cocktail for the Finale

Game of Thrones-Themed Cocktail Will Have You Ready for the Finale

Originally posted 06/09/2013 09:20AM

If Game of Thrones' Red Wedding episode is any indication of what's to come on Sunday's season 3 finale, a drink may be in order.

The mixologists at Grey Goose came up with the perfect libation to entertain guests at a viewing party – or dull the pain of another season ending.

"As a fan of the show, I was inspired by the strength and beauty of Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen and her striking white hair," Grey Goose brand ambassador, Guillaume Jubien, tells PEOPLE. "The cocktail needed to contain delicate flavors yet maintain character. A cocktail like this really takes your party to the next level."

Plus, who doesn't love her dragons?

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From the Red Wedding to Rapping with Brian Williams: 5 Best Things on the Internet (This Week)

Red Wedding, Rapping with Brian Williams and More of the Best Things on the Internet

Originally posted 06/07/2013 04:30PM

If you were too busy crying underneath your bed after Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode – or unable to look at anything on the Internet that wasn't this adorable cat hug – we've got your cheat sheet to what happened online.

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Funny? You May Be a Match for Game of Thrones's Kit Harington | Kit Harington

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones Star, Describes His Ideal Woman

Originally posted 04/01/2013 09:10AM

Listen up, ladies – to get Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harington's attention or maybe even his phone number, you'll need to have a joke or two handy.

"The main thing that I look for in a woman is humor," Harington, 26, told PEOPLE at the opening of the Game of Thrones exhibition in New York.

"She could be the most good looking, famous, wealthy and intelligent person, but if she can't laugh and doesn't have a sense of humor, I'm afraid she's not the one for me."

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