Joffrey 4 Life: Jack Gleeson Will Quit Acting Once ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Over

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11.25.13 24 Comments

Jack Gleeson has lived a charmed life. He began his career as “Little Boy” in Batman Begins before getting his big break on Game of Thrones, playing Joffrey Baratheon, the young king who everyone hates. But once Thrones is finished, or when his time on the series is through, whichever one comes first, he’s going to throw away all the untold riches, all the messed up woman who are jealous of Margaery, to become an, ugh, humanitarian.

He said: “[Acting] 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.”

Gleeson’s [recently spent] time in Haiti looking at projects for impoverished people.

“I’d been looking to use the celebrity I’ve got from the show to bring awareness for causes [aid agency] Goal supports,” he said. (Via)

What a monster.

(Via the Independent)

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