“Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is having some fun on his latest project, “The Other Woman.” Not only is he paired up with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann for the big screen film, but unlike some of his other projects, he can talk fairly freely about it without fear of spoilers.
“It’s such a relief,” he laughed, when he spoke with AccessHollywood.com from the New York City set recently.
While the Danish actor’s last two films — “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise and “Mama” with Jessica Chastain — had the actor tip toeing with his words prior to their release, “The Other Woman” allows him to dish in detail.
In the film, which is being directed by Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”), Nikolaj plays a less than faithful spouse, who hooks up with a character played by Cameron.
“I’m the husband to Leslie Mann and Cameron is the other woman and they kind of form some kind of bond, those two women,” he revealed.
“Then, they find out he has a third woman — that’s Kate Upton — and all three meet up and it’s one of those things where he has to pay a price for his wicked ways,” Nikolaj added.
The project will also star Nicki Minaj, but she isn’t expect to be yet another “Other Woman.”
“She’s in there as well, but I’m not having a [relationship with her], not as the script is now,” he said. “But who knows what happens. That’s a platonic relationship so far. But she’s a lot of fun, I have to say that.”
After his big dramatic arc as Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones” Season 3, Nikolaj said he’s been enjoying doing the light-hearted faire.
“I’m having fun. That’s for sure,” he said. “It’s a great part. He’s such a, I’m a real, what’s the word — d***? So that’s fun.”
Although he has both a thriving film career and a series regular gig on “Game of Thrones,” it’s the latter project that often prompts fans to come up to the actor with a comment or two. And after Jaime’s recent transformative journey, one that saw him lose his hand and later, reveal his true colors to Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth, Nikolaj been getting a different reaction than he got in Seasons 1 and 2 (when he was thought of as the guy who shoved Bran Stark out of a window).
“It has changed,” he told Access. “After the episode where I had my hand chopped off, I think at least 100 people came up to me [in] the days after [and said]… ‘I’m glad to see you’ve got your hand.’ … I think what’s been amazing is… the people that like the show are always just really excited about it. Even in Season 1 where they’re like, ‘You freak! You’re disgusting!’ it’s still said with a smile because you kind of appreciate the character because he’s always had — even though he’s done some horrible things, he’s had a wit about him.”
“The Other Woman” will hit theaters in April 2014.
“There [were] a few bars in New York where people, in Season 1, were shouting, ‘Kingslayer!’ They’re just drunken guys, but they’re very kind. They sent down a couple of beers. So I have no complaints. I haven’t had any bad experiences to be honest,” he added.
-- Jolie Lash