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renly-lorasGethin Anthony’s character Renly Baratheon lasted only 2 seasons on Game of Thrones but his portrayal was very well received by fans, especially by the LGBT community. It has been 4 years since Renly met his demise and in a recent interview with Attitude magazine, the 32 year old English actor reflected on his and Finn Jones’ (Loras) roles as a homosexual couple on the hit HBO fantasy show:

“Westeros is a very scary world, with all the politics and violence going on, so it was nice to play an affectionate gay couple within that world. We were very passionate about it being a positive thing. I still hold on to that and I’m still very proud of it.”

He recalls the fan response from LGBT community:

“I got some lovely letters. One that sticks out was from a gentleman who was about to propose, or has perhaps just proposed, to his partner. He said some really nice things about seeing a gay relationship on television. Whenever people connect to things you’re involved with or a story you’re telling, it’s a lovely thing.”

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