Being a tiny lady isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Jars are almost impossible to open without assistance, we can pretty much forget about attempting to reach the top shelf in our cupboard without a ladder, and sometimes we’ve got no option but to shop in the kid’s department.
Straight women, generally, prefer to be with tall men, but when you’re fun-sized, there’s absolutely no need for your Tinder matches to point out the fact that they’re not hobbits. If anything, a shorter partner is preferred because we don’t want to look even smaller than we are.
But some people don’t let size get in the way of true love and The Mountain from Game of Thrones and his girlfriend are proof.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson landed the role because of his incredible size and physique. Prior to starring on the hit show, 29-year-old Icelandic actor has had a successful career playing basketball and as a strongman. He even came sixth in the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2011.
Björnsson is a staggering 6-foot-9-inches tall, and he weighs an impressive 400lbs. It’s no wonder that he landed the role of The Mountain – which was his first acting job, although he was subsequently cast in the 2017 movie Kickboxer: Retaliation.
The 29-year-old is the third person to play The Mountain on Game of Thrones. The character was first played by 7-foot tall former professional wrestler Conan Stevens, and then by the 7-foot-1-inch Ian Whye, who also happened to be a former basketball player.
Björnsson might be the smallest man to play The Mountain, but he hilariously towers over his pint-sized girlfriend Kelsey Henson.