Come and See Game of Thrones’ The Mountain Lift Ed Sheeran Over His Head

In the past, the sight of Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane lifting up a fellow Game of Thrones actor has frequently served as a cue for fans to cover their eyes. But during a weekend run-in with Ed Sheeran — who played an unnamed Lannister soldier in Thrones‘ season 7 premiere — actor-strongman Hafþór Björnsson showed off his gentler side.

Björnsson, who played the Mountain in Game of Thrones‘ final five seasons, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video of himself picking up Sheeran and lifting the singer fully over his head while everyone else in the room cheered. “He asked for it,” Björnsson captioned the post. “Luckily I didn’t drop him… He has to work tonight!!”

Sheeran, who is currently on tour, also shared a photo of himself posing in the air while Björnsson effortlessly supported the entirety of his weight. “When in Iceland,” he quipped.

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Although the two seem to be friends now, Sheeran should probably consider himself lucky that he never came to face-to-face with Björnsson on the show. We’re guessing that Cersei wouldn’t have been too happy that he helped out one of the Stark girls.


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