‘Game Of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain And The Viper': ‘There Were No Holds Barred’ Stars Admit, Highlight Hollywood News

Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martel, the Red Viper proved the old adage, “Big men fall as quick as little ones.” He put the Mountain on his back, before also ending up in the same state.  The most epic battle so far in King’s Landing ended last night in shock for viewers, leaving our beloved dwarf Tyrion Lannister on a razor’s edge.


For book readers, this was among the most anticipated episodes of season four, with Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) and The Mountain (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) fighting on behalf of Tyrion and Cersei, respectively.



The fight was savage onscreen, and creating it was nearly as difficult for the actors involved. Even Bjornsson, known for competing in World’s Strongest Man competitions, describes the shoot as “brutal.”



“There were no holds barred, and there were retakes upon retakes to hone the scene to perfection,” Pascal says. “Hafthor Julius Bjornsson: We had to be careful during rehearsal, but during the fight itself, while filming, we had to go all in and that is where all the hard work paid off so no one got hurt, but we were able to create this amazing fight.”


Bjornsson, added “The Mountain is older and has fought more, and I think he is a better fighter of the two. The Hound, even though he has a lot of heart, has weaknesses, like when he was saying that the worst part of being burnt in the face was the fact that it was by his brother. The Mountain is a sociopath, so he would stop and nothing and I believe he would win.”



“Game of Thrones” is down to two more episodes this season, the next one, on Sunday night, “The Watchers on the Wall” will bring even more excitement and shockers to viewers.



“Winter is Coming.”



“Game of Thrones” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. only on HBO.



Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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