Jack Gleeson is most recognizable for his role as Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones.
And Joffrey Baratheon is most recognizable as… one of the most hated TV characters of all time.
However, it turns out that rumors of Jack and Joffrey being hated as synonyms turn out to be untrue, with the actor explaining that all of his interactions with fans have been positive.
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The actor spoke at the Game of Thrones Convention on Friday, December 9, share (via OW) that unlike some of the other cast members, he has never received a negative reaction from viewers of the show.
“Luckily I’ve never had any negative experiences from fans or anything like that… There’s still a chance, if someone wants to throw a punch,” he joked.
During the Q&A, he explained the benefits of the rumor: “Many people come to me because I suspect that this rumor started that people were being horrible to me on the street or that I was attacked…while I’ve never had a negative experience. had .
“I feel like people are being extra nice to me because they think people are attacking me, so maybe I should just continue the rumor.”
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Gleeson also touched on the downsides of his fame and its impact on his day-to-day life.
While I was filming Game of ThronesI was also at university in Dublin and even though I only wanted to be a celebrity since I was a kid, when I became famous I realized…when I go to a pub all my friends just have to be photographers because people like them give them their phone and then their night is ruined.
In summary, however, he affirmed that “every interaction was perfectly beautiful and perfectly nice.”
Most recently, Gleeson stepped back from the spotlight and got married in a small ceremony earlier this year. Meanwhile it is very successful Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragonhas been confirmed for a second season.
Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. House of the Dragon is broadcast HBO in the US, and beyond Sky Atlantic Ocean and NOW in the UK.