Game Of Thrones star Thor Bjornsson doesn’t look like the kind of bloke you’d mess with – but even he gets attacked by internet trolls.
The actor, who plays Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the fantasy epic, has revealed that cruel trolls targeted him after he posting a picture of himself posing up with his girlfriend.
Thor, whose full name is Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, is officially the world’s strongest man, but that doesn’t stop "brave folk" on the internet sending him nasty tweets.
He said: "I don’t get people asking me to fight face-to-face but there’s a lot of brave folk on the internet.
"No one has ever threatened me in real life but on Facebook and Twitter it’s all the time.
"You just get internet warriors."
The reason behind it all is his girlfriend, Kelsey Henson, who is much shorter than her 6ft 9ins fella.
The pair have been dating since September and, asked how they kissed, Kelsey joked: "He bends, I tiptoe.
"Or just say, ‘Screw it, pick me up’."
And Thor, 29, said: "People try to be rude against me, my family, my girlfriend, anything.
"People like to be mean to people through social media. That’s what people do today.
"If there’s anything that offends me, especially if it’s towards my family, I just block them.
"I don’t accept that.
"I don’t get upset because I like to focus on the positive.
"I’m the world’s strongest man.
"What have they achieved?"
Former basketball player Thor starts filming season eight of Game Of Thrones next month.
The Mountain’s brother and enemy, Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane, is played by Scottish actor Rory McCann.
Fans are desperate for them to have a square go in a hotly anticipated Cleganbowl.
Thor said: "Rory and I are actually very friendly.
"I like him a lot.
"I cannot go into details about whether our characters will fight because I’m busy filming next month and I’m not allowed to talk about it.
"They make you sign a contract.
"Acting just came to me.
"They reached out to me and I’m obviously happy to be part of Game Of Thrones.
"Maybe after my strongman career, I’ll focus more on acting. Who knows?"
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