Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says season seven is “complex”
The wait for new Game of Thrones is nearly over, and minor titbits from the new season are finally trickling out to the media.
Earlier this week, Jaime Lannister actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau spoke to The Daily Beast about his new noir film Small Crimes. Of course, seeing as Coster-Waldau is also in one of the world’s biggest franchises of all time, they couldn’t help throwing in a couple of questions about the almighty Game of Thrones.
Speaking about the new series, Coster-Waldau described it as “complex” and that every scene feels “ridiculously important” as the series gears up for its finale.
He said: “It is very complex, and the more you dig into it, the more complex it gets. We’re so deep into this story and getting into the endgame now so for all of us who have been on the whole journey, you really want to get it right.
“Every scene and every moment feels ridiculously important. Early on in Season 7 I just had to let it go because I was trying to understand way too much.”
Coster-Waldau also talked about Jaime’s attachment to his twin sister Cersei, with whom he has been engaging in a sexual relationship since the pair were teenagers.
He said: “Jaime’s addicted to something — almost institutionalised by a situation to where there is no other way. For Jaime, there is no other way.
“He’s been groomed since he was 15 that, whatever his life is, it starts and ends with Cersei. He has to accommodate her. He’s done that his whole life, and he’s reached a moment now where he suddenly has to address it.
“What’s interesting about that is people will read into it and there was no line—it’s just a look.”