8:00am PT by Aaron Couch
'Game of Thrones' Star on Sunday's Duel: 'The Show Upped Its Game'
Update: read the full Q&A here.
It's almost time for "The Mountain and The Viper," and one of the actors involved promises Game of Thrones fans won't be disappointed by Sunday's big battle.
The episode will pit Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) against The Mountain (Icelandic strongman Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) in a battle to the death as part of Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) trial by combat.
"The show upped its game as far as its own production design — which it's already incredible at," Pascal, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "To be at the center of it, as a character piece in the middle of this world, it was amazing."
Pascal adds "there were extensive fight rehearsals" with Bjornsson to get the scene right.
Others involved in the episode also tease that it will be massive. Director Alex Graves told THR back in March that what comes in Sunday's episode (as well as in the June 15 finale) makes the Purple Wedding seem almost small in comparison.
Game of Thrones airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO.