Movie-length episodes. An epic battle that makes the Battle of the Bastards look like a playground skirmish. “Monumental” set pieces and episode budgets in the ballpark of $15 million.
Yep, we already know Game of Thrones season eight is going to blow our minds. And now, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, just took it a step further.
In a recent interview with Mashable, Björnsson said that season eight was “the hardest season I’ve filmed for Game Of Thrones.” It was also the first time he ever had to have a stunt double do some of his parts (basically because they were so damn grueling).
“All the seasons prior to this season that we just finished filming, I never had stunt doubles. I always did everything myself,” Björnsson said. “But the last season I filmed, the season that hasn’t been shown on television, I had a stunt double there.”