A moment before Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season next week, Channel 2 News had the opportunity to speak with Hodor- one of the most iconic characters in the series that revolutionized the world of television.

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Millions around the world are looking forward to the seventh and second-to-last season of Game of Thrones. Channel 2 News spoke with Kristian Nairn, the Northern Irish actor and DJ who plays Hodor on the iconic TV series. He talks about his experience playing such a memorable character and his new campaign for Israeli company SodaStream with actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.

“I had one of the first SodaStreams…I was a teenager at that stage, some 20, 25 years ago,” said Nairn. He is the third Game of Thrones actors to star in one of the soda company’s compaigns; ‘The Mountain’ and the ‘Shame Nun’ also appeared in their adverts.

“Game of Thrones changed my life in so many ways,” Nairn said about starring in the show. “It’s allowed me to meet people I’d never dreamed of meeting, it’s allowed me to travel to places in the world that I’d never thought I’d see… I’ve just played an iconic role in possibly the biggest TV show of my age.”