This past week’s episode of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones drew massive audiences but also managed to throw in a shocking twist that both took fans by surprise but also filled them with joy. But while The Purple Wedding spun Game of Thrones on it’s head, there are still a lot of people having fun with the death of King Joffrey — including the actor who played King Joffrey.
In a photo that has now gone viral, actor Jack Gleeson — who played King Joffrey on Game of Thrones — poses next to his bloated and purple faced character s he chokes to death on poison.
King Joffrey may be an insufferable tool and a heartless douchebag but the guy who plays him seems like someone you’d want to get a pint with and just joke around for a while with.
Not only does this prove how drastically different the real world and the world of Westeros are, but it’s a testament to the acting talents of Gleeson and just how much he sunk onto the character when he’s the polar opposite in real life.