Well, mark us down as scared and smitten. Why, you ask?
Well, it might need one thing to do with The Mountain from Game of Thrones studying sensual Westerosi poetry to us in honor of Valentine’s Day. In actual life, Gregor Clegane is Icelandic bodybuilder and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who can also be a model ambassador for SodaStream, the corporate that means that you can make fizzy drinks within the consolation of your individual dwelling. He additionally hawked KFC, however that is one other story.
To have a good time at the moment’s romantic vacation, SodaStream determined to movie a video of Björnsson sitting shirtless on a sofa in entrance of a roaring hearth and studying off poetry despatched in by followers all around the world. The Game of Thrones one is a factor of absolute magnificence, on par with a sonnet by Shakespeare.
“Lannisters are red, White Walkers are blue, and on this Valentine’s Day, I give all of Westeros to you,” reads the poem by Javier Sierra in America. “From the Wall, to the north, and through the Iron Islands, on this Valentine’s Day you bring me smiles.”
In Game of Thrones, The Mountain was almost killed by Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) with a toxic spear. Thanks to the perverse tinkerings and mad science of Maester Qyburn (Anton Lesser), Clegane got here again as a purple-faced zombie devoid of any emotion or regret. As such, he was appointed as Cersei’s (Lena Headey) private bodyguard and torture machine.
The Mountain additionally made a comedic look throughout a Super Bowl Bud Light advert through which he dispatched the Bud Knight in the exact same manner he killed Oberyn, graphically squashing his head in like a coconut.
Game of Thrones Season eight premieres on HBO April 14.