Need To Know: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars Cover April Issue Of Vanity Fair

Actor who plays Hodor on the hit HBO series comes out as gay.

HBO’s hit series “Game Of Thrones” had a big day in the press. A revealing interview with author George R. R. Martin was released the same day one of the show’s most beloved actors opened up about his personal life. With the addition of a surprise album from Skrillex, that’s one major weekday.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars Featured In Vanity Fair
The April issue of the magazine, on stands Thursday, features Jon Snow, Khaleesi and the rest of the gang on location in Ireland. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the portraits are as magical as the show itself. The interview, though, conducted largely with series author George R. R. Martin, is worrying. When the reporter points out that the show is catching up with the books, Martin’s response is simply, “Yes. It’s alarming… I’m hopeful that I can not let them catch up with me.” Eep!

In Other ‘GOT’ News…
Props to actor Kristian Nairn, who plays the friendly giant Hodor on the hit HBO series, who recently opened up about his personal life. When prompted in an interview, released on Tuesday, Nairn announced he was gay. “I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone,” he told a
website. “I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview… I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!” We hear you loud and clear, Horon! Though at the end of the day, it doesn’t have any effect on our (very high!) opinion of him, as the actor himself said, “it’s important to stand up and be counted.”

Skrillex Drops Surprise Album
The electronic DJ dropped his debut album “Recess” late on Tuesday and, yes, we were just as surprised as you were. Releasing one streaming song every 30 minutes on his new arcade-style website, Skrillex continues to prove himself as an innovator. The LP is filled with the producer’s trademark electro-dubstep sound with features by Diplo, K-Pop star G-Dragon and British jungle duo Ragga Twins. Stream the album on iTunes or pick up a hard copy out March 17.

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