Bruce Willis Apparently Tried to Ruin a Major 'Game of Thrones' Scene
The Game of Thrones cast boasted its fair share of heavy-hitters from the U.K. film industry, but one of the most famous people involved never actually made it into the shot -- no matter how hard he tried. For the filming of the devastating combat scene where Oberyn Martell barely loses his battle with Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the season-four episode "The Mountain and the Viper," Game of Thrones producers had scouted out an amphitheater in Dubrovnik, Croatia, near the rest of the King's Landing set.
They were dismayed, however, when they showed up to find a bunch of yachts lined up along the picturesque waterfront, knowing they'd have to convince all those rich tourists to move their anachronistic boats. It was easier than they thought: Whatever deal they made -- and they haven't been specific about it -- it was enough that almost everyone agreed to move temporarily. The holdout: Bruce Willis.
Now, the next part can only be assumed, but after some quarreling between the producers and the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part star, someone started zooming their boat back and forth across the shore in an act that can only be described as "yacht rage." The unidentifiable driver appeared to be trying to ruin their shot, but the Game of Thrones crew had the last laugh, literally, as he was driving the wrong way. He wasn't in the shot at all. Or rather, "they," as we cannot assume the random yacht owner who could have had any number of reasons to be angry about the filming of this specific scene was a man.
Whatever the case, the initial dispute, at least, seems to have left some animosity between the crew and Mark-Paul Gosselaar's co-star in Precious Cargo. In 2019, explaining his career plan, Kit Harington remarked that he didn't "want to be Bruce Willis and be an action hero, but I think those days are sort of done anyway." Tell that to the makers of Hard Kill, pal!
Top image: Gage Skidmore, HBO