Hodor? Nodor -- Kristian Nairn says he and Bran won't be in Game of Thrones' fifth season

The actor who plays Hodor plans to spend the year throwing raves in Australia.
By Matt Bradwell  |  Updated Sept. 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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SYDNEY, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- While filming is well underway for season five of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, the actors who portray Bran Stark and fan favorite Hodor are taking the year off.

"[Isaac Hempstead-Wright and I] have a season off and we have a year's hiatus, solely because I imagine [Bran and Hodor's] storyline is up to the end of the books," actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Nairn's character, somewhat of a human Pokémon only able to utter his own name, is tasked with protecting Bran stark, the son of long-dead original Game of Thrones protagonist Ned Stark. The last time Game of Thrones fans saw the pair, Bran and Hodor had finally met the three-eyed raven Bran had been having visions about since the show's first season.

With a year off from carrying children on his back, fighting CGI ice demons and memorizing dialogue, the 7-foot tall Nairn plans to focus on his burgeoning DJ career, where he throws Westeros-themed raves around Australia.

"It's a dress-up party and everyone comes together with the one interest ... So, I get my year off now to do Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world."

HBO has not confirmed Nairn's statements.

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