Kristian Nairn
Actor Kristian Nairn arrives for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 cast members Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead Wright talked about their characters Hodor and Bran Stark respectively in recent interviews. The two actors were missing in Season 5 and are now returning after a gap of one year.

Speaking with Daily News , Nairn said that his character Hodor is an “important part of the story,” according to his mum. The character has so far been seen mostly lifting heavy objects and carrying Bran around. However, Nairn said that his mum explained that here is “great depth” to Hodor.

Nairn’s mum is a big fan of the book series and she is one of the main reasons why the actor took the part. Being a 7-foot tall gay man Narin has been fighting stereotypes all his life, the actor said. When he auditioned for Hodor, he felt that he will once again be playing a stereotypical character who is physically strong but mentally weak.

Hodor, however, quickly became one of the fan favourite characters with his one dialogue “Hodor” being used by fans very often. With the return of the character in “Game of Thrones” Season 6, the Hodor jokes are set to spike online.

Nairn said that he was “very proud” of playing Hodor and called him an honourable man and also a “sweetheart.” The actor said that he would miss playing the character in case the character dies or the TV series ends.

Along with Hodor Bran will be returning in the next season. In an interview with MSN , Wright said that so far viewers have only seen glimpses of Bran’s powers. But, in “Game of Thrones” Season 6 Bran will be a “fully fledged superpower,” he teased. Through his visions, the character will be able to “look at some important things” and these visions will lead him to use his powers for “God knows what,” the actor said.