If the difference between his character and his real life persona is any metric to judge by, Jack Gleeson may be one of the best actors we’ve ever seen in our lifetime. He recently returned from a trip to Haiti with a foreign agency called Goal and he’s studying philosophy and theology at Trinity University.
Sadly, he has announced that he’ll be quitting acting once his time on Game Of Thrones has ended.
As he explained to Independent.ie:
“[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… Since going to Trinity and garnering an interest in philosophy and with [working with aid agency] Goal and my theatre company I’ve kind of just re-evaluated what I want to do. I’m 21, so it’s hard to decide what kind of course life will take.”
So he’s quitting acting because he doesn’t like the lifestyle and he wants to help people around the world. That sounds like a pretty cool guy, doncha think?
(via The Mary Sue)