- Pedro Pascal said filming his death on “Game of Thrones” was actually very “cathartic.”
- His character, Oberyn Martell, had his skull crushed in one of the show’s brutal deaths.
- Pascal said he was so relaxed that he fell “dead asleep.”
Pedro Pascal said that filming his character Oberyn Martell’s death scene in “Game of Thrones” it was so “relaxing” that he fell asleep on set.
He appeared on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones.” a series of interviews in which celebrities eat spicy chicken wings, the “mandalorian” and “The last of us” reflected star in the graphic sequence. In the scene, which aired in 2014, Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) smash Martell’s skullsplattering blood across the stone floor.
Despite the gore, Pascal was having a great time.
“There were all these meaty bits that they were putting all over my face, and pumping blood so that it pooled, you know, and spread out across the amphitheater for this nice overall shot of the two of us from above.” he told host Sean Evans. “And I was completely asleep.”
Pascal said it was “very hot” the day his death was filmed, but the blood pumped through tubes throughout Björnsson’s body was comparatively cool. Björnsson himself was “the nicest guy that ever lived”, said Pascal, to the point that he couldn’t even feel the other actor’s weight as he straddled him to kill him.
In a 2014 interview with Entertainment WeeklyPascal described the filming process for the fight as “really intense”.
And so, as Pascal explained in “Hot Ones,” knowing that he had reached the end of shooting was also a relief.
“It was very cathartic, and I went into the deepest sleep I’ve ever been in,” the actor said.