Celeb Roundup: The Mountain That Drinks, Gwen Christie’s Tribute, and More


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It’s time for our weekly celebrity round up, as we check in across the globe with some of our famous Game of Thrones actors, and see how they’re spending their downtime.

First up, have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a day with the World’s Strongest Man, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Gregor Clegane)? The man who once went by Thor, but nowadays seems to have accepted that he will always be the Mountain That Does Any Sort of Commercial For Products With The Name Mountain On The Label, would like to show you! Let’s see how he connects with the people.

Vodka. It’s how you connect with the people! (Perhaps that’s Cersei’s problem. She should try switching away from wine and see if it works.)

The Mountain may be a cold-blooded killer, but sadly his performance as the Undying Mountain Who Must Reek In That Armor was overlooked at the Emmy nominations on Thursday. Maisie Williams’ cold-blooded killer performance as Arya Stark, on the other hand, was nominated for the first time. Here she is, reacting on Instagram.


That’s almost as terrifying as the Mountain.

Heading from one side of the UK to the other, and also back in time, this video from last year’s 2015 Irish Film and Television Awards recently surfaced in light of the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale. For those who would like some context, last year Aisling Franciosi (who played Lyanna Stark in the aforementioned finale) took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for the UK TV series The Fall. (Gillian Anderson fans might remember the series, which aired on BBC2.) Among the attendees the camera cuts to? Sean Bean, who played Lyanna’s onscreen brother Ned in Game of Thrones Season 1.

Honestly though, we should all be thankful the camera did *not* cut to the man who won Lead Actor in a  TV Series over her co-star Jaime Dornan. Who was that, you ask? Why, Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), of course.

And finally, we close with a touching tribute. As all our crossover fans now, the Star Wars Celebration is on in London this weekend, and Gwendoline Christie lead the Rogue One panel. But before she did, she took a asked for a moment of silence for those lost in the Nice tragedy.

(For the record, La Marseillaise really is the gold standard of national anthems.)