King Joffrey Offers Sobering Opinion About Celebrity Culture
Jack Gleeson, the young actor who plays King Joffrey, the ruthlessly evil villain on HBO's Game of Thrones, is nothing like his character. Whereas Joffrey practically lives off of the worship of people beneath him, Gleeson hates that kind of attention. He said this, nonetheless, before an audience at the Oxford Union, a prestigious debate society that's hosted speakers such as Dame Judy Dench, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein.
Gleeson, 21, delivered a composed, and enlightening rant against celebrity worship--a sobering breath of fresh air in the smog of tweens screaming for Justin Bieber and celebrities starring in reality shows that make millions off of virtually nothing. Surprising to see that under King Joffrey's narcism is a humble professional whose feet are firmly planted on the ground.
More details at International Business Times.