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09th May 2019

‘The Mountain’ actor posts apology on Instagram for latest Game of Thrones


The Mountain

Spoilers, obviously

The actor who plays Ser Gregor Clegane a.k.a ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones has posted an apology on his Instagram page after the latest episode – ‘The Last of the Starks’.

In the latest instalment of the HBO hit, The Mountain, who is essentially Cersei Lannister’s gigantic zombie bodyguard, is instructed to decapitate Missandei, Daenerys Targaryen’s loyal translator and advisor. Which he does so, no questions asked.

Clearly eager to separate reality from fiction and prove he is, in fact, a nice guy after all, the actor who plays him – Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – shared a post on his Instagram explaining that he was just following orders.

It’s a quite lovely Christmas snap of himself with the actor who plays Missandei, Nathalie Emmanuel, too, along with the caption: “So sorry. Cersei made me do it. Hope we’re cool!”

All is forgiven then, Hafþór. No worries mate.

Meanwhile, Nathalie Emmanuel herself took the time to post a heartfelt goodbye to the show she has been a part of for since 2013. In her own caption, she gives a special shout out to co-stars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) which you can read in full below.

Her send-off on Twitter was an entirely different story altogether, however, as she echoed her character’s final line in the series – “Dracarys” – along with offering a handy translation of what Missandei meant before he head was lopped off. Burn the bish indeed.

And just to end on a positive note, here’s a video posted by Jacob Anderson (also known by his music alias Raleigh Ritchie) in which Grey Worm and Missandei dance around on set to Ghost Town DJs ‘My Boo’.