Jack Gleeson, King Joffery Baratheon on HBO’s Game of Thrones has told the Irish Independent that he plans to retire from acting now that he is no longer on the show. Glesson saying he prefers a simple life over the glitz of Hollywood. He also pointed out that “The lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show isn’t something I gravitate towards.” Surprise, surprise, he even has said he has never watched the show! Joffrey’s evilness was even too much for him (YA THINK?)
At 21, he will continue his studies at Dublin’s Trinity College, where he’s been focusing on theology and philosophy. Another reason for his decision was his work with the aid agency Goal, which helps homeless citizens in Haiti recover from the devastating earthquakes in 2010.
Tired of being followed and asking inane questions, Glesson says enough is enough.
It’s tough when even a celebrity doesn’t want to be a celebrity! Not mad at ya!
Source: Rolling Stone and Huffington Post
That’s really too bad, as I think he did an amazing job on the show. I remember seeing one of the writers mention that the actor is a really nice guy, so very different than the role of Joffrey he was playing. If this guy can act like that and make us viewers hate the character so bad, he could’ve kicked butt in other roles in other movies/TV shows.
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