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“I was shocked,” says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about Jaime’s fling with Brienne

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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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Cersei Lannister had a miscarriage in a deleted Game of Thrones scene, reveals Lena Headey

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Cersei Lannister had a miscarriage in a deleted Game of Thrones scene, reveals Lena Headey

Game of Thrones was a very detailed show for the first six seasons, but then the showrunners decided to cut down on the episode count for the last two seasons. That resulted in a lot of loose ends, and quite a few deleted scenes, as we are now hearing. Lena Headey pinpointed one involving her character, Cersei Lannister, that was supposed to cover a miscarriage. Read on!

Lena was recently at Comic Con Germany, where she revealed that a deleted scene from Season 7 was supposed to have a scene showing Cersei losing the baby, reported The Wrap:

“We shot a scene that never made it into Season 7 which was where I lose the baby and it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in and I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”

Cersei pregnancy has been a hot topic on the show, as well as in the fandom. Nobody had any idea as to what was actually going on with it. Was Cersei actually pregnant? Who was the father? Did she lie about who the father was or about the pregnancy itself? Nobody knew, until now.

This revelation proves that Cersei was pregnant at some point in the story, and given that it was a Season 7 scene, the child was very likely to be Jaime’s. As for what Cersei did in Season 8, it’s likely that she lied her way through it.

Lena had recently also said that she felt that Cersei deserved a better death, so looks like at least one cast member is disgruntled about how things turned out. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Microsoft wants to make its Halo TV series like Game of Thrones ‘in scope and scale’

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Microsoft wants to make its Halo TV series like Game of Thrones 'in scope and scale'

Game of Thrones has definitively transformed television production with its epic scale and complicated storytelling in the past decade. Showtime’s upcoming adaptation of Microsoft’s hugely popular video game series Halo is trying to pick up notes from its success, like a lot of other shows.

Kiki Wolfkill from 343 Industries (the developer helming the Halo adaptation) recently spoke to The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook and revealed that they are aiming to make the show much like Game of Thrones “in terms of scope and scale and complexity of relationships.” In her words:

“A lot of the background of Halo is this sort of political drama. It’s something that [is touched on] really lightly in the games and you see more of in some of the other mediums. Some of that [Game of Thrones-style] complexity is interesting.” 

Microsoft wants to make its Halo TV series like Game of Thrones 'in scope and scale'

However, there’s something that the Halo developers are definitely not trying to emulate from Game of Thrones: the incest. Wolfkill stated it quite clearly:

“No incest planned at all for this show, I’ll say that. If you’re looking for that, you won’t find it here.” 

The Halo show is set to go into production this year and will star Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black fame) in a crucial role.

With the curtains finally coming down on Game of Thrones, many are scrambling to fill the gap left behind by the epic fantasy giant. The list of upcoming productions in the same vein includes HBO’s own Game of Thrones prequel ‘Bloodmoon’, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings, and Netflix’s upcoming show based on the Witcher games. It sure looks like some exciting times ahead for fantasy fans!

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Sophie Turner discusses the Game of Thrones scene that had the “most embarrassing moment” of her career

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Sophie Turner discusses the Game of Thrones scene that had the "most embarrassing moment" of her career

Game of Thrones has had a lot of on-screen awkward moments, but some stick more to the stars than others. We have heard the stars discuss their most loved and most hated scenes from the show from time to time, but in a recent video interview bit, Sophie Turner, who played Sansa, discussed the most embarrassing moment of her career, which occurred on the sets of Game of Thrones. Read on!

The video in question is from Vogue Paris featuring a cross-interview over dinner, with between Sophie and Jessica Chastain, for the promotion of their movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Check the video out, below:

Sophie discussed her most embarrassing on-screen moment, which was a scene from Season 2, episode 7 of Game of Thrones, titled “A Man Without Honor” :

“When I was 13 or 14, I had to get my period onscreen. It was so embarrassing. I had to keep pulling up my dress and the director would [say] ‘Blood, blood,’ and like keep chucking blood on me. They had a camera right there in my crotch.”

Chastain asked her if the director was a man or a woman, but Sophie revealed that girls from the costume department did the job of smearing blood on her:

“So we were good”

Chastain also discussed her own embarrassing moment, which involved calling an actor by their name instead of their character’s name, during a sex scene. Still, seemed like a better bet than a young Sophie having to get blood smeared on herself repeatedly.

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