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2018 Emmy nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses Jaime Lannister’s journey

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2018 Emmy nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses Jaime Lannister’s journey

The final season of Game of Thrones was confirmed to air in the first half of 2019. With its brilliant storyline, action sequence, and a large fan-base, Game of Thrones has once again been honored with 22 nominations for the 2018 Emmys. Recently, it was reported by the ET that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister in the show has been placed amongst the nine first-time acting nominees. He also attended an exclusive interview with the ET. Read on.

2018 Emmy nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses Jaime Lannister’s journey

Jaime Lannister started as a proud Lannister in the First Season, who lacked honor and showed disrespect towards people like Ned Stark. He didn’t even think twice before pushing the ten-year-old Bran Stark out of the window when he had known of Jaime’s incestuous relation with Cersei Lannister.

2018 Emmy nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses Jaime Lannister’s journey

“He was a bit of a douche,” the actor revealed to the ET.

But, his character in the series since the third season had somewhat changed. But, what caused this change? We guess it was his newly-found relation with Brienne of Tarth. The traveling companions once despised each other but, had gained a bit of mutual respect for each other over time. This change especially happened when Jaime revealed the real reason for killing the Mad King to Brienne.

Moving further, he had to suffer major losses of his son Joffrey and his father Tywin Lannister – for which he might have felt being responsible. Up next, Myrcella also died in his arms poisoned by Ellaria Sand. And, although he had tried to keep his son Tommen safe, he ended his life seeing Cersei’s act of madness in the sixth season. But, a major change in Jaime’s story arc happened when he abandoned his sister to honor the pledge he made to Daenerys and Jon Snow. Talking about this drastic transition, Nikolaj revealed:

“In season three, you felt this shift in the way that audiences perceived the character…They might have liked him as a character, but they didn’t like him as a person. But the nature of the show, you get to know someone more and more and it’s like, ‘OK, he’s having sex with his sister, but there’s more to this guy.’ And I think the fact that he left at the end of season seven, there was a sense of relief.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau still filming for Game of Thrones Season 8, has filmed Jaime's final scene

Nikolaj has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the seventh season. He has been nominated for the fourth episode – ‘Spoils of War’. Still, the way he brought justice to House Tyrell for betraying the Lannisters in the third episode ‘The Queen’s Justice’ can’t be ignored. Talking about the scene shared between him and Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell), he said:

““It was a great scene…He [Jaime] had to do what he had to do, but he did it with such grace. But of course, the beauty of the scene is that at the very end, she flips the power dynamic. It was very thrilling to be a part of Diana’s last scene on Thrones.”

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Also, talking about one of the longest battle sequences he filmed for the episode ‘Spoils of War’, he said:

“I was talking to Lena [Cersei Lannister] about this before we both found out. I was going, ‘At this point, now that we’re so close, you just want to make it to the end…If you had gone out in season three or four, it would have been fine. But now, we’re so close. It was definitely a relief to be a part of it.”

The filming for the final season has already wrapped up with a wrap-up party, attended by most of the cast members. Like other cast members, Game of Thrones has become an important part of life for Nikolaj too. He ends by saying, “I’m really going to miss working on a scale and a level like we have for the past nine years.”

So, what did you think about this interview of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau by the ET? Tell us in the comments.






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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones might be over, but the franchise is alive and kicking. We still have at least two books left to come, and HBO has just announced he first prequel to the series, named House of the Dragon. The key factor is that both the books, and this show, require George R. R. Martin to write, and the prequel announcement was concerning fans about the fate of The Winds of Winter. George however has cleared those doubts by revealing he’ll be finishing The Winds of Winter before staring with the prequel. Read on!

George took to his Not a Blog to discuss the prequel, knowing fully well fans were concerned that it might lead to a further delay in The Winds of Winter coming out. George wrote, giving an insight into the development of the prequel:

“Ryan Condal has already done a considerable amount of writing on House of the Dragon, but a lot of work remains ahead of us. There’s a writer’s room to be assembled, episodes to be broken down and scripted, a cast and crew to be assembled, budgets and production details to be worked out. As yet, we don’t even know where we will be shooting… though I expect we will revisit at least some of the countries David & Dan used for GAME OF THRONES (Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain).”

He continued:

“I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.”

George made sure to give a little disclaimer, however:

“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write episodes of House.”

He also discussed the sad fate of the other Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, which was cancelled, and noted that he didn’t think that the cancellation had anything to do with House of the Dragon, saying HBO had enough room for multiple Game of Thrones successor shows. He also expressed his sympathies towards Jane Goldman and others who worked on the show.

In any case, it looks like we might get The Winds of Winter in 2020, at least. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

Game of Thrones stars have the best get together, but the latest one is definitely our new favourite. The mother of dragons, Emilia Clarke turned 33 recently, and had a birthday bash fitting for a Khaleesi. The best part of the birthday for us fans is a picture that she posted a picture that is by all means iconic, featuring both her onscreen love interests from Game of Thrones. Read on!

Emilia took to Instagram to share moments from what seems like the best birthday party ever, but without a doubt, the crown jewel of the birthday snaps is Emilia’s picture with Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo, and Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, calling it a “Momoa sandwich” in the hashtags. Check it out:

Well, if only we had gotten this moment on Game of Thrones! Jason Momoa left an adorable comment on the picture, saying “Happy birthday love. So stoked I got to see you 😍”. The picture comes right after Emilia and Jason’s recent reunion on The Graham Norton Show.

Emilia also posted more pictures from her birthday party. Take a look:

The Khaleesi sure knows how to party. There’s a good chance more Game of Thrones stars were present, but we do not have any pictures at the moment.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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