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Game of Thrones alum Indira Varma recalls filming ‘The Mountain and the Viper’ episode




There have been several memorable death scenes on Game of Thrones, a lot of them were brutal and visceral. But few come close to Oberyn Martell’s death at the hands of The MountainPedro Pascal brought such a charm to the character, the Viper became one of the fan favorites in a really short time. His brutal execution traumatized the viewers, and many have admitted that they often skip the brutal murder scene. The show’s star Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand, described in detail how the scene was filmed.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Varma recalled, “It was demanding for Pedro because he’d had to train for so long to be up to speed with that incredible fight. And then we were filming in Croatia just outside Dubrovnik in the summer on the side of a mountain by the ocean.”


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She continued, “It was really hot and the Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) who is a strongman, he was losing weight literally by the hour because he was sweating so much inside his gear. So yeah, it was intense. But the downtime, when we were waiting for the changes, was so fun because we were all there playing Scrabble and just chatting.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.

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