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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Game of Thrones Season 8 and a popular fan theory

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Initially hated as a character – Jaime Lannister has come a long way from pushing a ten-year-old out of a window to abandoning his sister for honoring a pledge. His last scene of riding north in a non-Lannister attire gave us many takeaways and theories for the final season. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – the actor who plays Jaime’s role addressed a few of them. Read on.

Recently, HBO gave us some hope for an earlier Game of Thrones Season 8 with a three-second-long footage from the same. And, as per the details we know about the airing schedule more footage and teasers may start dropping soon. Nikolaj too teased the final season. He said,

“I think if it hadn’t have been the last season, people would’ve just collapsed…We wouldn’t have made it. I mean, at one point the crew had 52 nights in one go in Northern Ireland. Just unheard of.”

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Of course, we all do understand the amount of hard work the entire team of Game of Thrones is putting in to make the final season memorable. Nikolaj also answered various other questions. On being asked about him recently nominated for the 2018 Emmys he said:

“I know. I wore them down, slowly but surely I was very surprised and very happy. I was on another trip in Greenland and I was standing in the airport with my two daughters and our two dogs and we’d been rerouted. I was trying to persuade this cop to allow me to take the dogs out because they were about to … I’d say pee their pants, but they were ready to go. Then, I got the call [about the Emmys] and it was very confusing — a perfect way to find out. The cop then allowed the dogs to go out so it was a huge moment of joy for the dogs and for me. For different reasons, but we shared the joy.”

The final scene shared between Jaime Lannister and his sister Cersei Lannister surprised us manifold. Talking about what it felt to him reading the script for the finale of the seventh season, the actor revealed:

One of the difficult things with this show as an actor — and I speak for myself — is, up until Season 3, I knew what was going to happen. Then, after that, the writers kept everything very close to the chest. They didn’t share anything but the scripts. Now, of course, you use your imagination all the time, so I kept imagining what would happen after we finished the season. You build these whole storylines up and then suddenly you come back and you read the scripts and you go, “Oh, well, how am I going to do that? How am I going to get to that point?” In my mind, after Season 6 ― which ends with Jaime coming back [to King’s Landing] and seeing Cersei on the throne ― I imagined a lot of other things happening.

Dan and David have always played the long game the way they stretch things out, so when you get the payoff it really pays off. And we had a lot of almost heated discussions about how I was going to get to that point [with Cersei]. Like, [I asked], “Why don’t they discuss in depth the death of their son [Tommen]?” And they told me, “Well they do, but we don’t see that.” So all those things. It’s so much fun and difficult, and it’s also very frustrating. But then when you finally find your way, it’s very rewarding. For me, anyway…”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Game of Thrones Season 8 and a popular fan theory

Talking about what’s next in line for Jaime in the final season, the actor said:

“Well, he is heading north. I don’t think you can assume that he’s going to make it up there, but who knows. For sure, we see him head north. He might be eaten by dragons, you never know. Or he might just stumble, things happen. Or he might find the love of his life and suddenly he’s like, “God, this is it. No more.”

The scripts for the final season had totally broken the hearts of the cast members like Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), who almost cried reading it. We wonder what it would make us feel watching it on-screen when the final season finally airs.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Game of Thrones Season 8 and a popular fan theory

Talking about the same experience Coster-Waldau revealed, “I wrote the writers when I finished reading and just said, “I don’t think you could’ve done a better job at finishing this story.” To me, it was very satisfying but also very surprising and all the things that I was hoping for. It still made sense. It wasn’t like one of those where the killer is suddenly revealed in the last act and you go, “Oh! I didn’t see that coming.” Here, they’ve done a really, really good job.”

Upon Game of Thrones coming to an end and his experience working with the entire cast and crew for one last time, the actor said:

“It was a little bit emotional at the very, very end. It’s also just a build-up because throughout the season we had a lot of teary goodbyes and farewell dinners. When my turn came around, I really didn’t think it was going to phase me, but I have to admit that right when they said, “This is a series wrap for Nikolaj,” there might have been a tiny bit of moisture in the air, just around my eyes. But that was it…that was it.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Game of Thrones Season 8 and a popular fan theory

Finally, talking about the possibility of the theory of Gendry being a legitimate Baratheon (son of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister) Nikolaj said:

“She’s been a busy bee, my dear sister. There are so many theories out there that you comment on one and then it takes on its own life. But, yes, I’ve heard that Gendry… I think Joe just wanted to get on the throne and that’s why he’s putting it out there.”

We hope that more interviews, footage, and teasers may arrive soon to ease up our cravings for the final season of Game of Thrones. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.






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Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton joins HBO’s The Nevers

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A show like Game of Thrones doesn’t simply reach the stature it did without everything being high class. An area where the show truly held its own was costume designing. Designers, Michele Clapton and April Ferry really pushed the envelope with their work on the show and now they have already begun spreading their wings elsewhere. Read on!

If you can still recall some of the costumes worn by the characters of Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen on the show, you can count yourself in the Michele Clapton fan club as well. Now, as per the hbothenevers.com, the makers have roped in Emmy award-winning Michele Clapton as the costume designer for the upcoming HBO show The Nevers.

Game of Thrones costume designer joins HBO's The Nevers

Clapton did some truly world-class work for Thrones and won many awards for her work as well. For Game of Thrones fans, there is more to look forward to in The Nevers, Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam, production designer Gemma Jackson and producer Duncan Muggoch are going to be part of the new show.

With so many great names associated with the show, The Nevers already looks like a winner. The show’s release date isn’t out yet but it is expected to premiere in 2021.

Let us know your thoughts on the news!






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Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) to produce series on Female World War Aviators

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Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) to produce series on Female World War Aviators

Game of Thrones stars have continued on their merry ways and have continued to do some great stuff. While some have gone on to do award-winning roles like Richard Madden, some have gone on to portray roles on the big screen like Emilia Clarke. Another popular cast member who has quietly gone on to open her production house is Natalie Dormer a.k.a. Margaery Tyrell of Thrones. Read on to find out more!

Natalie Dormer has recently launched a production house called Dog Rose Productions. As per The Wrap, Dormer has decided to produce a series on female aviators in World War 2 and it has been titled as Spitfire Sisters.  The show will be written by playwright and screenwriter Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.

Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) to produce series on Female World War Aviators

Regarding the story Dormer said:

“This is a barely known story, a thrilling story; an important story ready to be told by such a passionate voice as Morgan’s.” 

This is going to be the second series under Dormer’s newly launched production house. The first announced project was the drama Vivling based on the life of British actress Vivien Leigh.

Natalie Dormer really got the limelight through her portrayal of Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones. Although her character was killed off in Season 6, fans still remember her character. In fact, the treatment given to her on-screen family had pissed her off!

Isn’t it great to see former Game of Thrones stars doing their own things and making some great stuff of their own? We hope Spitfire Sisters goes to achieve great things for Dormer and her production house.

Let us know your views on this announcement in the comments below!






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Richard Madden cast alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Russo brothers’ upcoming Amazon show Citadel

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Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has been cast with Bollywood fame Priyanka in the new Amazon show from Avengers: Endgame directors

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has been cast alongside Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas for a lead role in an upcoming Amazon series. The series is titled Citadel and is said to be an action-packed spy series. Read on for more details!

As per Variety, Citadel is going to be Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo‘s next offering. Amazon announced that the show is going to have multiple versions. Chopra and Madden are going to star in the U.S. “mothership” edition of the series. The Indian series will be developed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. of The Family Man fame.

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has been cast with Bollywood fame Priyanka in the new Amazon show from Avengers: Endgame directors

 

Madden is coming off his award-winning role in Bodyguard. He, of course, played the role of Robb Stark in Game of Thrones as well and became a popular figure. Madden is currently filming for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Eternals slated for November 2020 release.

Amazon announced Citadel back in July 2018 and have lots of hope from the series. The studio stated:

All of the local series are meant to enhance the entire entertainment experience and will be available for the viewer to deep dive into an imagined layered world.”

The studio hasn’t yet announced the rest of the star cast and the exact release date of the show.

It is going to be exciting to see how the series turns out. One thing is for sure, it is going to be another feather in the cap for Richard Madden. Let us know your views on the news!






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