The Mountain actor takes fans behind the scenes of epic Game of Thrones fight


Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson takes us behind the scenes of the throwdown between the Mountain and the Hound in the final season of Game of Thrones.

Icelandic strongman and Game of Thrones veteran Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane) has posted a fantastic look behind the scenes of the eighth and final season of the show, giving fans a close-up look at how he prepared for his epic fight against his little brother Sandor, aka the Hound. Take at look at him rehearsing on the Red Keep staircase, and get an up-close look at the gnarly makeup used for the scene:

He has his Halloween costume on lock for the rest of his life:

As long as we’re talking about Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, have you seen his new baby? The cutest:

And what else are Game of Thrones veterans up to right now? Well, Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) is engaging in some inventive, COVID-friendly theater at the Jermyn Street Theater in London, only this new show is streamed so anyone can see it. 15 Heroines is made up of 15 monologues from the women of Greek myth, each sending a message — through email, text, video, whatever — to their heroic paramour — be it Theseus, Hercules, Ulysses, Jason, Achilles or another — who’s left them at home to go have adventures. The play is getting smashing reviews, and looks very entertaining:

If you’re interested, you can get tickets here.

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