He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he underestimated the response when he was cast in the first prominent role for a person of color in the Game of Thrones universe, and it was terrifying to see.
He added that a Black American chap who is a big fan of the show also contacted him saying that he got abuse because he championed him for the part.
His words, “When I got the gig, I literally was like, “It’s just another role because I have Black friends who had small parts or recurring parts in’ Game of Thrones, I didn’t realize it was a bigger deal until I was racially abused on social media when it was announced. Yeah, that s*** happened.”
“There was also a Black American chap who is a big fan of the show who contacted me saying that he gets abuse because he championed me for the part.”
“On platforms like Reddit, which I’m not on, there are such discussions going on about it. I was like, “Oh wow,” and then I thought, “Okay, this means a lot to some people,” but I can’t allow that to bother me.”
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