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"I was shocked," says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about Jaime's fling with Brienne

Game of Thrones has had great character developments over the years, and one of the best ones was with Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Fans seemed to argue that his character development went out of the window with his Season 8 arc. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discussed Jaime’s process with Brienne and Cersei in Game of Thrones Season 8. Read on!

Nikolaj started off by talking about Jaime and Brienne’s fling, and separation, which was quite a surprise for the fans:

“I was shocked. I never thought it was going to happen. They survived. There’s this party. They buried the dead. There’s this enormous relief. We did it. There’s drinking and happiness. And there’s flirting and she leaves and he goes to see her in her quarters, and suddenly it happens. There’s the classic moment after where he’s like, “Oh no,” and reality sets in not long after. The battle for King’s Landing is looming. He hears this very specific talk between Sansa and Brienne, and you know Daenerys is going to torch the place. So he decides he has to go back to his sister.”

He continued, talking about Jaime going back to Cersei, and his whole thought process:

“You know he’s gonna go back, and it’s not gonna have a happy ending, is it? The hardest thing is the fact they actually find the balance because he ends up with Brienne for a brief moment. He kinda knows himself there is no alternative. For a moment he tricks himself into thinking there is an alternative to his life. As an audience you want him to succeed in taking that different route. You wonder if he’s changed and if he’s escaped this destructive relationship. But you realize he’s so bound by this code of honor of family first, and him and Cersei have a strong bond on every level him. He didn’t say, “Cersei, I don’t love you anymore.” He said, “I’m going to fight for the living because ultimately that’s the only way you and the child you carry can live.” He has to go back. She’s all alone. He’s the last one she has. He knows he has to back and try to save her.”

"I was shocked," says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about Jaime's fling with Brienne

Speaking of Jaime and Cersei dying together, Nikolaj said:

“I thought it was a great ending for that couple. She was never going to surrender. And he says it to Bronn in season 4. Bronn asked, “How would you want it to end?” And Jaime says, “In the arms of the woman I love.” So this was foreshadowed and that’s what happened. There’s a least a moment that they do connect: “Just look at me, just look in my eyes, it’s just you and me…””

So, could Jaime have had a happy ending? Nikolaj had something to say:

“It would have been wonderful if he could have made it. And him and Brienne could have had a life together. There’s no question about it. But he says it himself when he’s leaving Brienne. She says, “You shouldn’t do this.” He says, “Have you ever walked away from a fight? I have to do this.””

Nikolaj also said that the ending was great and that there was “a logic to it without it being obvious at all.” What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones makers weren’t sure of even getting till the Red Wedding, reveals author George R. R. Martin

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Game of Thrones makers weren't sure of even getting till the Red Wedding, reveals author George R. R. Martin

It may be hard to fathom now, but Game of Thrones makers had very little idea of the height it would reach when they started out. In fact, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were apparently only hoping to get at least 3 seasons before the show’s untimely cancellation. Why Season 3? So that they could film the spectacular Red Wedding.

George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire series (on which Game of Thrones is based), recently revealed this interesting tidbit about the show in an interview with the Irish Times. He was asked if he anticipated the huge success Game of Thrones was going to be. Martin replied:

“No one can anticipate that. It became the most popular television show in the world. When it started David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss], the showrunners, I remember them saying, ‘Well, let’s hope we can get three seasons, so we can get to at least the Red Wedding … Obviously, we got more than that.”

Game of Thrones’ selling point has always been its shock quotient, and the Red Wedding remains the golden standard in that regard. Several characters met a bloody end in the wedding feast turned mass murder, including fan favourites Robb and Catelyn Stark.

In the books as in the show, the Red Wedding acts as a pivotal moment in the War of Five Kings and completely changes the future of Westeros. No wonder the showrunners wanted to explore the creative opportunity it promised.

As we all know now, they did get to explore that, and how! Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!






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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) says she submitted herself for Emmy consideration as a “testament to the character”

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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) says she submitted herself for Emmy consideration as a "testament to the character"

The 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were recently revealed, and Game of Thrones is all set to break records with its last Emmy run. The show has 32 nominations this year, but the best thing is that three of these nominations were unofficial. In a recent interview, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) revealed why she thought she had to submit herself. Read on!

Gwendoline recently had an interview with the LA Times, in which she talked about her Emmy submission.

“It’s something I find hard to do, like everyone else, but I would like to be in charge of my own destiny. And I would like to endeavor to give myself opportunities. Particularly when working very hard on something very special and you’ve pushed yourself beyond your limits.”

She continued:

“I checked that it wasn’t an inappropriate thing to do, and I was told it wasn’t. People submit themselves all the time. I truly never expected it to manifest in a nomination and I don’t think anybody else did either. But I just had to do it for me. And I had to do it as a testament to the character and what I feel she represents.”

She then talked a bit about her character making it to the end:

“I could not believe that I made it all the way through. And I was in the end of the final episode. Brienne makes it through and has a life beyond. I found that incredibly positive and unexpected. And she gets a great last line.”

What do you guys think? Will Gwendoline bag a win this year? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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“I just started crying like a baby,” says Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) about her last day on Game of Thrones

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"I just started crying like a baby," says Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) about her last day on Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has been an emotional ride for everybody, but more for the stars of the show than anybody else. We have heard about Sophie Turner crying all over during the filming of her final moments, but apparently, she wasn’t the only weeper on the sets. In a recent interview with Gold Derby, Carice Van Houten, who played Melisandre, revealed she was crying like a baby in her final moments on the show. Read on!

You can check out the full video interview, here:

Discussing Melisandre’s moral ambiguity, Carice said:

“I was very confused myself throughout the whole thing sometimes. I always said that I was sort of in it for the greater good but my methods weren’t, per se, very charming always. But I don’t think she was ever out for… it was never about her own personal gain, I think, because in the end, you see that she’s the most important thing, is telling Arya to kill the Night King, to save all of us. It was never about her and I think she was always aware of the fact that it was not her having magical powers. She actually says it at some point to Stannis, “It’s not me, I’m just a vessel. I’m nothing special, really. It’s the Lord of Light. That’s who I work with.””

She then discussed her final scene on the show:

“The last scene was burning the trenches and that was with a big green screen so it wasn’t very romantic or anything. Also, because it was such an intense scene for me as Melisandre to make it happen, to do those praises and to ask the Lord of Light to help me. That’s where I felt like the stakes were so high for the characters and for everyone else. It was a very intense scene to do and it was mixed with my own emotions of it being my last scene and saying goodbye has never been my favorite thing in the world. It was quite a loaded day, you could say. A lot of tension had to come out after I’d done that scene and I just started crying like a baby. I didn’t really see that coming. I just was overwhelmed by emotion. I just couldn’t stop crying.”

She went on to talk more about Melisandre’s death scene:

“Well, I knew I had it coming. I really knew I had it coming just because of my scene with Varys in the season before. I didn’t know how. I remember reading it and I just really had goosebumps. I just really thought they did it so elegantly. It was exactly how I pictured it and even more emotional, in fact. Even when I watched it I got emotional, not my own acting, but the placement of the scene and the whole episode.”

What do you guys think? Carice is now nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress category. Do you think she can bag a win? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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