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11/25/2013 03:07 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2013

Jack Gleeson Will Likely Quit Acting After 'Game Of Thrones'

Jack Gleeson, the 21-year-old star of "Game Of Thrones," is (pretty much) done acting. Gleeson, who plays King Joffrey on "Game Of Thrones," told The Independent he is likely leaving the glitz and glamor of being an actor behind to focus on charity work.

"It was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing 'Game of Thrones' perhaps the reality was made too real for me," Gleeson said in an interview with the Independent. "The lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show isn't something I gravitate towards."

Gleeson recently returned from a trip to Haiti with aid agency GOAL. It was working with GOAL and attending Trinity that caused the actor to look at his life choices.

"Since going to Trinity and garnering an interest in philosophy and with GOAL and my theater company I've kind of just re-evaluated what I want to do," he said. "I'm 21, so it's hard to decide what kind of course life will take."

Gleeson will return for "Game Of Thrones" Season 4 set to debut in the spring of 2014 on HBO.

Head over to Independent for more.

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