Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” isn’t hitting the small screen until July 16, and the wait isn’t doing anything to discourage wild fan theories. The latest includes one of the most heartbreaking moments from the series.
Sitting down with the Belfast Telegraph, Kristian Nairn teased we may not have seen the last of his character, Hodor.
When asked if he’d like to come back as “an instrument of evil,” Nairn says, “as a fan I’m not sure I would love that, but as an actor, I would absolutely love that and it would be so much fun to play that.” He added, “Maybe [Hodor’s] not dead, maybe he’s just roaming round the countryside eating berries like a grizzly bear!”
Hold the door …uh, we mean, phone.
Doing her due diligence, the reporter asked the 41-year-old actor point blank if we’ll see “Hodor as a White Walker” and Nairn could neither confirm nor deny.
“I’m just going to say no, but I might be lying,” Nairn teased. “I can’t give anything away. I have let things slip before by accident and I’ve learned the hard way.”
For any naysayers, this isn’t the first time he’s teased his character’s return.
In an interview with EW, Nairn again teased that the details surrounding Hodor’s death were never set in stone.
“The interesting thing is it’s kinda left open,” he said. “You don’t actually see him [die]. It’s implied. So who knows? He may come back as a White Walker, maybe he got away.”
Another piece of evidence that’s got our spidey senses tingling is the fact that Nairn is featured in a new HBO promo.
Sure, the promo also features the ladies from “Girls,” who said their goodbyes as well, but why drag Nairn into a studio in full costume if he wasn’t already shooting something on set?
Only time will tell if Nairn was in fact lying or if we’ll get to see the simple-minded Hodor again. The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” premieres July 16 at 10 pm ET on HBO.