Prince Oberyn Weighs in on that Shocking Trial-By-Combat

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Pedro Pascal has talked in great lengths about the outcome of his character’s epic fight against the Mountain on Game of Thrones in the name of Tyrion Lannister and his dead sister, Elia Martell.

To Access Hollywood, on identifying and falling in love with Prince Oberyn “The Viper” Martell:

I found him very delicious. I also found him very, very honorable and very progressive and just an all-around badass, not because he’s a great fighter and because he likes to f*ck everything that moves, but because he has morals that I identify with. So it was always very hard for me to kind of like, detach myself from my own heartbreak that the character goes out the way that he goes out.

Pascal said in that same interview that he wouldn’t hesitate to star in a sort of Red Viper origin series or movie, as unlikely as that is.  Continue reading “Prince Oberyn Weighs in on that Shocking Trial-By-Combat”

Everything You Need to Know About the Actor Who Plays ‘The Mountain’

the mountain actor game of thronesThe first thing to know about the latest actor to tackle the role of Gregor Clegane a.ka. “The Mountain” on Game of Thrones, is that he’s not a trained actor at all, he’s a competitive weightlifter.

At 6’9″ and nearly 420 pounds, Hafthor Bjornsson (nicknamed “Thor” and “The Icelander”) is the third strongest man in the entire world, and the strongest in Iceland. And a role on Game of Thrones isn’t the only unique offer Bjornsson has received based on his physique. 

In 2013, the Indianapolis Colts almost added him to their roster, and it’s likely that other teams expressed interest, as Bjornsson once said that he “had to choose” between his training in the gymacting and the NFL.  Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the Actor Who Plays ‘The Mountain’”