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Jack Gleeson (aka King Joffrey) hates being a celebrity*

Jan 16 9:52 AM

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JACK GLEESON HAS only just finished posing in the nip for a calendar, and he’s already on to his next project.

The actor – who recently announced that he would quit the screen when his time as King Joffrey on Game of Thrones comes to an end – spoke to an audience at the Oxford Union last night.

He talked about how much he hated celebrity culture. And it was excellent.

Joffrey/Gleeson/That Bastard started out by playing down his credentials, saying:

All I’ve done is act in a TV show and pretend to be mean… for money.

(We already know that he isn’t actually mean.)

He then considered an alternative plan:

Before discussing the strange divide between his life in Trinity College, and his life on Game of Thrones:

And he talks about the impact of becoming a celebrity. “Among certain groups of my peers, my jokes seemed to become a lot funnier,” he says.

Here’s his full speech. It’s good, and it really gets going at around 7m30s.

via Reddit

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