‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Rory McCann (The Hound) Feels “Blessed To Be Given Clegane-Bowl Storyline”

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During last night on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the Hound died, tackling his brother over the walls of the Red Keep into a flaming inferno below.
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 “I hope I have enough gas in the tank to do it right,” actor Rory McCann told Entertainment Weekly days before filming his big brawl. “It’s a massive fight. I think it’s going to take three days to film it.”
Adding, “He’s going to be throwing me. I’m absolutely sure I’m going to be limping for months after it and that’s the reason my last filming days are the fight. It’s a glorious death. He’s laughing at it. The Hound can see that [The Mountain] can’t be killed by sticking a dagger in his eye. He has to be burnt. Of all the things Cleagane has to do, he has to go into the fire. That’s the sacrifice. But his pain is over.”
“I’m very happy with the way The Hound’s story ends, thank you very much,” McCann said. “I love all the endings. I don’t know how they managed to sew it all together. I don’t know how it goes with George R.R. Martin’s ending, if it’s the same or no. I haven’t watched the series much. Only watched a few episodes. I don’t watch the telly. And when the show’s on I’m usually out in the wild sailing or something. I’m looking forward to getting the whole box set and then I’ll watch it when I get the flu.”
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Concluding, “I was doing a scene with [Tormund Giantsbane actor Kristofer Hivju] and he went to hug me as his character and I said, “Don’t touch me.” And I’m so like that home. I’m very close to being The Hound. I’m not used to human touch. I’m a bit of a recluse. Now I’ve made some friends. I’ve started to relax. I’ve learned a lot. It’s been a hell of an education. But now I’m just itching to get the hell away in this boat I’ve been building…”

 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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