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Being Evil Takes its Toll: 'Game of Thrones' King Joffrey to Quit Acting

Written by Jeremy Shane on Tuesday, November 26 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Being Evil Takes its Toll: 'Game of Thrones' King Joffrey to Quit Acting

Jack Gleeson, the actor made famous for playing one of the most despicable people in Westeros on HBO's Game of Thrones, wants to become a humanitarian.


Source: The Wrap

Once you have terrorized one of the greatest fictional worlds, I suppose the only thing left for you is to work on saving the real one.  After a recent trip to Haiti and seeing the damage left by the 2010 earthquake that killed 230,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless, the actor had decided to use the fame he's garnered from Game of Thrones to bring attention to a cause he believes in.
 

It was inspiring to see the improvements being made in Haiti, to see the motivation of the people to improve the quality of life.  People are eager to get on with their lives and be resilient.


Anyone who has ever encountered the actor has always mentioned how different he is from the character he plays on Game of Thrones.  For those that wonder how nice you really have to be to come off nicer than King Joffrey, you can now see the difference between the man and the character is a gaping chasm.
 

It was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing ‘Game of Thrones’ perhaps the reality was made too real for me. The lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show isn’t something I gravitate towards.

 






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About the Author - Jeremy Shane


Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.

 


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