F**k It Friday: Jack Gleeson
King F**k It.
HI THERE. Welcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about believing in yourself, and making them happen. AMIRIGHT?
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour? Drumroll… it’s JACK GLEESON.
You may know him as ‘that evil little pr**k in Game of Thrones’ (King Joffrey – the sickly psychopath), but in actual fact… well, he’s just a pretty great guy. Not to mention an AMAZING actor… otherwise we wouldn’t all have hated him so much.
Hollywood thought so too, and when he finished acting in Game of Thrones offers came pouring in from big Blockbusters to be who wanted a piece of the Gleeson. But Jack wasn’t about that life.
So what did he say even when he had fame and film glory at his fingertips? He said “f**k it!” (probably) and resolved to turn them down and pursue what he REALLY wanted to do… running his own theatre company!
Yep, the theatre company he set up with friends after college, the Collapsing Horse Theatre, is now his full-time project.
He explained, “My real interest is in creating something from the ground up. I never say never to anything, but for the time being I get far more fulfilment from being part of a project that I have helped create and have more of a stake in”.
So as much as we HATED King Joffrey, the real Jack is an absolute ledge because he didn’t let the glitz and glam of Hollywood draw him away from his real values and pursuing what he’s truly passionate about. For that, he deserves a crown… and we know exactly which one would fit. Jack, we now pronounce you King “f**k it”. Well done.
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