Game Of Thrones Star Deobia Oparei Reveals He Used To Be A Drag Queen And A Stripper!

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He’s come a long way!

Deobia Oparei will be starring on the newest season of Game of Thrones but his acting career didn’t start off so glamorous.

The actor recently admitted that he spent seven years working in Australia doing very different things than he’s doing these days, and it was in one recent interview that he revealed just what exactly he was doing!

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And he was apparently doing a lot of stripping!

Here’s what he said:

“I did everything, I used to be a drag queen, I used to be a stripper.”

And it was apparently in Sydney, Australia where he first decided he wanted to do that sort of thing!

He said:

“I thought I want to live here and I want to stop acting and I want to learn to dance…I would dance half naked and then I got invited to do hens nights…I just thought if I want to be an actor, how could I be an actor and not have experienced different parts of life…”

So true!

Maybe the greatest part of the interview is when Deobia Oparei reveals the character he was workshopping during all of this time was called The Witchdoctor.

So cool!

Way to go to this actor for not being shy about his awesome and outlandish past! It must’ve been one exciting and fun time in his life!!!

[Image via Colin Hansford/WENN.]

Apr 11, 2015 5:35pm PDT

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