[SPOILER ALERT: This article mentions a key scene from Season 8, Episode 3 of “Game of Thrones”]
Under the icy blue eyes and crown-crowned horns of the infamous "Game of Thrones" named "The Night King" is the veteran actor and stuntman Vladimir Furdik.
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And before the 48-year-old Furdik, who personified the deterrent figure since the 6th season of the HBO hit series, in the episode killed by Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), he starred in other roles on the show.
For example, he played the first white walker Jon Snow (Kit Harington) ever killed, he told Entertainment Weekly in March. Earlier, the actor had said he had "many horse crashes, fire crashes, high falls, sword fights, doubling for Arthur Dayne [for the Tower of Joy fight scene]I'm one of the men jumping out of the boat in the fire" [during Daenerys’ dragon attack]].
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"I do not really know why they occupy me," says Furdik, who is originally from Slovakia, adding, "When we were in season five, I was the White Walker who fought Jon Snow [in “Hardhome”] ̵
While many "Game of Thrones" fans were thrilled by Arya's epic takedown of the seemingly invincible knight, King Others were admittedly disappointed when he – and his story – fell so abruptly Furdik joked in an Instagram post on Tuesday that Arya "killed [him] with a smile.
A photo of the couple posing together received nearly 50,000 likes within eight hours, fans flooding Furdik's comments section and expressing their disapproval of his demise.
"I'll miss the Night King," a fan commented.
"Me hope you come back, "wrote another.
" NK can not be defeated So easy. In the coming episodes, I wish them to show something about how NK's plan is still alive, even though he's dead. Something plz, "suggested a third.
On Monday, fans searched Google to find information about the man behind the mask, searching for" Who played the Night King "on Monday morning, asking fans about stories and interviews with Furdik His Instagram page has already amassed 34,000 followers and includes several behind-the-scenes footage.
Hundreds of Instagram users have commented on Furdik's contributions since Sunday when the bloody battle of Winterfell was broadcast, many voicing their surprise at his drastically different look and admitted that it was not exactly what they imagined.
"The Night King! He looks like Owen Hunt haha, "wrote a user referring to" Gray's Anatomy "star Kevin McKidd.
" Handsom Fellow, "another agreed.
" The Night King is cute, "wrote a fan on one of Furdik's photos.