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We Found The Body Double For Daario Naharis And He Did Not Disappoint

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Meet Ignacio Jimenez Blanco. He is the body double for Michiel Huisman AKA Daario Naharis from HBO's Game of Thrones.

He's a Spanish model/actor and all around babe. We wanted to get to know him better.

Right, who wouldn't??

1. How did you become a stunt double for Daario?

Ignacio Jiminez Blanco / Via HBO

"It was a total coincidence," Ignacio told BuzzFeed. "My brother Gonzalo heard about the HBO auditioning for extras nearby and asked me to go along with him. Because I was taking him I decided to audition as well. Some months later I was in Paris modeling and got this phone call. I got the part, but not as an extra, but for being Michiel Huisman's double! To be honest, in the beginning I didn´t know who he was."


2. What kind of training do you have to do to prepare as a stunt double?

Ignacio Jiminez Blanco / Via HBO

"Well, I try to keep fit by doing home training mostly," Ignacio told BuzzFeed. "I am not a big fan of the gym. Consistency and healthy diet is the key for me."

4. Did you know about Game of Thrones (books or show) prior to being cast as a stunt double?


"You got me," he admitted. "No, not at all. I had never seen the show or heard of the books. In fact, I didn't know who Daario was at first!"

5. What is a typical day on set like?

Ignacio Jiminez Blanco / Via HBO

"It's a lot of fun, but kind of stressful sometimes. You get up pretty early, around 5 a.m.," Ignacio said. "Then a van picks you up and takes you to the set where people are waiting to put your makeup and dress on. Seems easy but only this takes like an hour or more! Then it's time to get ready to get to work. From that point on, every day is a completely different adventure. From the time you are on set it's like you get into another world. Everything is so well done (the set, the costumes…) that you actually believe you are there. It's just amazing."


7. Do you ever get mistaken for Daario (Michiel Huisman) IRL?

“Without my wig, I normally go unnoticed," Ignacio admitted. “But surprisingly enough, around the set I often hear people say: 'Hey that’s Daario's double.' Now, I promise, I have no idea how they realize.”

Best part? He and Daenerys's body double are BFFs in real life.

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