Robin Arryn On His Fan Surge Post-GOT

Lino Facioli in Game of ThronesHelen Sloan/HBO; Macall B. Polay/HBO

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you might have had mixed emotions about the series finale this past Sunday. But one thing that everyone can agree on, is that Robin Arryn, aka breast milk boy, grew up well.

Arryn originally appeared in Game of Thrones during the fourth, fifth, and sixth season, but then disappeared behind the scenes. Then during the finale episode, the character reappeared to shock many fans.

The young boy had become a prince charming and many fans couldn’t get over it. We haven’t seen a glow up like this since Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 2.

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And now, the 18-year-old actor, Lino Facioli, has shared his thoughts on all the attention he’s getting.

TMZ got a hold of a video where the young adult, whose Instagram following went from 5k to 54K overnight, talks about his newfound fame.

“I still can’t really get my head around what’s happening. It feels surreal,” he said to TMZ.

The actor also spoke to the Daily Beast about the situation.

“I love it. I loved it, I’m not gonna lie. I could never have imagined this was going to happen. I thought maybe tops there were going to be a few people emailing me, messaging me or whatever, but this was really beyond my expectations. It started off on Monday morning, I was just flooded with notifications.”

But outside of all the jokes about mother’s milk, Facioli opened up about what it was like to actually film that scene from years ago.

“Uh, yeah, I wouldn’t lie to you, it was a new experience. Well, I mean obviously, I guess I’d done it as a baby. But I mean it was a new experience doing it as a conscious child-preteen in front of a bunch of other people. It was curious. But I think at the end of the day, people sort of make it seem like a bigger deal than it really was. You know, it’s something that happens, obviously not until that age very frequently, but it is something that happens in nature and I’ve never really had much a to-do around it. And even though it wasn’t an easy scene to do, it was what my character did and it was a part of the role.”

And it seems that role may have changed Facioli’s life forever, especially post-GOT Finale. Here’s hoping the actor can turn this moment into the start of a bigger career. We’re wishing him the best of luck.

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