Game Of Thrones' Podrick: I've Been Groped 'So Many' Times

Daniel Portman says it's 'certainly not cool'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2019 4:47 PM CDT
This combination photo shows Daniel Portman at HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere in New York on April 3, 2019, right, and his character Podrick Payne.   (Photos by HBO, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Daniel Portman has met many fans of his Game of Thrones character Podrick Payne over the years, and not all of those interactions have gone appropriately. "I've been grabbed by so many… like the amount of like older, older women who are very..." Portman tells Esquire, trailing off to make what the magazine calls a "grabbing hand gesture." How does he respond? "What can you do? You know? Obviously tell them not to do it," the 27-year-old says. "It hasn't happened for a while. In this day and age you’d think that people would be able to separate reality from fiction. I don't want to say it comes with the territory, but, you know, people are crazy about it. It's certainly not cool." Read the rest of the interview here. (Terry Crews shared his story of being groped.)

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