Actor Kristian Nairn – who played the memorable one-line character Hodor on the hit HBO series – crashed a “Game of Thrones” tour in Northern Ireland to surprise unsuspecting fans.
Nairn popped out from behind a door while the tour guide was talking to the group at Ballintoy Harbour in Country Antrim. The location was used in the fantasy drama as the Iron Island port where Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) was baptised.
After surprising the fans, the 41-year-old actor posed for photos and recreated the iconic “hold the door” scene from season six.
Nairn recorded the stunt, which was organised with the help of TripAdvisor, and later posted it on Twitter.
McComb’s Travel, who host the tour, posted about Nairn’s shock appearance on their Facebook page. “Kristian gave both Derek our Guide and all of our tour passengers the fright of their lives when he Held the Door of Ballintoy Boat House yesterday!” the post reads. They also shared images of the event.
It’s not the first time a “Game of Thrones” star has surprised fans of the show. Last year Maisie Williams, who plays the brash Arya Stark, crashed a viewing party at UCLA.
(11/12) They were catching up on the last episode of Season 5 when I went in, and we all giggled nervously as we took pictures during the famous "shame" scene. I had the most amazing time, everyone was so welcoming and excited… Thanks to Mark, Kate and company for having us in your lovely flat. Enjoy the rest of Season 6.
The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” premieres on Sunday night.