By Caitlin Brody
You’ve seen Michiel Huisman on Nashville, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, and in our fashion story with him in our August issue (photos below!). We insisted on getting to know him.
Glamour: Let’s make sure we’re pronouncing your name right, as we say it a lot around here. It’s pronounced “Mik-KEEL,” right?
Michiel Huisman: Yes, it’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.
Glamour: You’ve costarred with some amazing women we at Glamour love: Emilia Clarke, Connie Britton, Tatiana Maslany. And you’re in upcoming movies with Reese Witherspoon and Blake Lively….
MH: I agree—they’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.
Glamour: Did you have to up your workout game to play the warrior Daario [Daenerys’ love interest] on Game of Thrones?
MH: 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.
Glamour: OK, fine, but I’m just going to say it: Seeing your bare bum on Game of Thrones was all the talk in the office for days….
MH: That was actually one of the first scenes I read, and I thought that it was going to be fun.
Glamour: What did your wife think about it?
MH: She said that I had a great ass. But she already knew that.