In this episode my guest is a professional strongman and Game Of Thrones actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.
It's safe to say that Hafþór "The Mountain" Júlíus Björnsson is the strongest and the biggest guest on the show -literally. Hafþór is 206 cm tall and weights around 110 kg.
Before becoming professional strongman Hafþór was playing basketball in professional league. He desided to have a break from basketball due to several injuries. After his last leg surgery he desided to take a break from basketball and started working out at the gym to get more strength to prevent from more injuries. Hafþór soon discovered his talent in lifting heavy weights and moving big heavy things around and desided to try out for the Iceland's strong man contest.
He didn't just win the contest, he also broke a 100-year old record at the same time.
When HBO series Game Of Thrones filmed in Iceland, the producers wanted to meet Hafþór for possibly casting him for the role of "The Mountain" -they discovered his potential for the role right away and hired him without any previous acting experience.
Hope you guys enjoy this episode.