Michiel Huisman Talks Stripping Down for “Game of Thrones” in Glamour August 2014

Posted Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:53 PM GMT

He’s appeared on plenty of acclaimed television shows including “Game of Thrones” and “Orphan Black” leading Michiel Huisman to score a feature in the August 2014 issue of Glamour magazine.

During his chat with the fashionable publication, the 33-year-old star opened up about co-starring next to Hollywood beauties like Reese Witherspoon and baring it all on the HBO series.

Check out highlights from Michiel’s interview below and for more, head over to Glamour!

On his “common” name (pronounced “Mik-KEEL”):
“[I]t’s a very common Dutch name. Growing up in Holland, I always thought my name was boring, but in the U.S. all of a sudden I have a very cool name.”

On co-starring with Hollywood stars like Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively, and Emilia Clarke:
“[T]hey’re in the position they’re in rightfully. They’ve proven it. They’re all very talented and committed to their careers. They’re rock solid, and they all have amazing hair.”

On prepping for his role on Game of Thrones:
“I had to bulk up! I worked out five days a week for an hour and a half. There were certain things I’d do before a shirtless scene, but I can’t tell you about them—it’s embarrassing.”

On stripping down for Game of Thrones:
“That was actually one of the first scenes I read, and I thought that it was going to be fun. [My wife] said that I had a great a**. But she already knew that.”

Photo Credit: Will Davidson for Glamour