Kristian Nairn, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Game of Thrones


Hodor and Bran: friends for life. Well, maybe not on Game of Thrones, but in real life! After wall, Bran was responsible for Hodor becoming Hodor…and kind of his death when you think about it. Anyway, actors Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) reunited and took to social media to delight everybody. There was even a door cake involved.

"Even after all he's done to poor Hodor. I'm still sharing my cake with @Isaac_H_Wright  #love  #gameofthrones," Nairn tweeted with the above photo.

Hempstead-Wright shared a selfie with Nairn, something Bran would probably do too if he could.

Kristian Nairn, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Game of Thrones


"Even though Hodor may be gone, @KristianNairn isn't getting away from me that easy... #HoldTheDoor #GameofThrones," he shared.

After the episode aired, HBO released a video with Nairn and Hempstead-Wright dissecting Hodor's actual holding of the door.

"I like that he sacrificed himself for his friends. It feels very true to Hodor to me," Nairn said.

"It's mortifying, it's so sad," Hempstead-Wright said in the video. "He's one of the only characters in Game of Thrones who genuinely doesn't have an agenda of any kind. At all. He's just Hodor…so to have him then killed is just the ultimate twisting of the knife. It really is these good, kind characters, who deserve nothing like that and have been through a horrible time themselves because Hodor as we know was just a totally normal kid who was then sort of screwed over by Bran."

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones co-creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff apologized to fans in a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They weren't apologizing for killing Hodor—because why would they?—rather for all the "idiots" making "hold the door" jokes.

"We're sorry for all the idiots, who, from now on will be shouting ‘Hodor!' every time you go through a door," Benioff said.

"We forgot how annoying people can be," Weiss said. "That's our bad."

"We should've seen that coming," Benioff sighed.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on HBO.

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