Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks Game Of Thrones Season 3: ‘A Lot Of Great Things Happen’
First Published: January 17, 2013 3:08 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
BURBANK, Calif. -- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is keeping very tight-lipped about “Game of Thrones” Season 3, and on Thursday, he deftly avoided directly answering Kit Hoover’s question on Access Hollywood Live, about whether captive Jaime Lannister will put aside his feelings for his twin sister – Cersei – and find love with someone else when the drama returns to HBO on March 31.
“You’ll have to watch it. Of course I can’t give anything away,” Nikolaj said on Thursday as he visited Access Hollywood Live.
As fans saw in Season 2, Jaime is being taken in chains by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), the female knight, to King’s Landing, hoping to trade (on behalf of Catelyn Stark), for Sansa and Arya Stark. (Of course, Arya isn’t actually in King’s Landing).
While on the road with Brienne in Season 2, the chained up Kingslayer threw plenty of insults the way of the lady knight, but when she took down three Stark men on her own, she left the Kingslayer momentarily awe-struck.
“I can say this much: I love doing that show,” Nikolaj added. “It’s just amazing, the writing is amazing. When we started, I was just praying we would make it to Season 3 because that was my — that was the season… where everything — a lot of great things happen.”
Nikolaj said he was impressed by “Game of Thrones” when the project first came across his desk, but he didn’t have high hopes for it.
“I read the script for the pilot and I thought, ‘This is never gonna work,’ because it was so big and, you’ve seen the show — it’s just so epic that you think, ‘How are they gonna shoot this?’ and even doing it, I go to work and I go, ’How the hell are they gonna do this?’ because we have two full sized units working, sometimes three, [and we shoot in] four different countries… It’s a circus.”
Nikolaj’s latest project, “Mama,” a horror film co-starring Jessica Chastain (in theaters Friday), stars the actor as a one-half of a couple raising his nieces that were previously alone in the forest for five years, and the Danish actor admitted he got a little scared watching his own film.
“It’s a great scary movie,” he said. “I sat in this little screening room in Toronto watching it — I’m terrible at scary movies — I had to turn the music down to watch it.”
-- Jolie Lash
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