Daniel Portman, who played the role of Podrick Payne on Game of Thrones, has disclosed that he had been groping by his fans.
I had been groped several times by my fans. Portman said in an interview with Esquire.
H said that fans can’t seem to separate his character’s ahem reputation in bed on the show from real life, which has led them to cross the line.
Ive been grabbed by so many like the amount of like older, older women who are very… Portman revealed, making a grabbing motion with his hand. What can you do? You know? Obviously tell them not to do it. It hasn’t happened for a while. In this day and age youd 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.
Still, Portman insists it’s been great playing such a beloved and well, well-endowed character. Its really not a bad thing, he added.
If youre not familiar with the show, Daniels character once slept with three prostitutes who wouldnt let him pay because he was that good in bed. Needless to say, Portman isn’t Podrick and even if he was, touching another person without their permission is just not okay. People of all genders deserve agency over their bodies.
Moral of the story? Stop grabbing Daniel, or anyone for that matter without their consent.