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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wanted to keep The Golden Hand prop from Game of Thrones

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wanted to take home The Golden Hand from Game of Thrones set

Artists who have worked for a show have often admitted to feelings of attachment to the set. No matter how professional you are, when you’ve worked for so long on a show, you can’t let go so easily. Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is easily one of the most experienced cast members of the show. He has often said he doesn’t miss playing Jaime Lannister on the show. Despite his professionalism, deep down we know the role is still close to his heart. He recently admitted wanting to take a prop from set home.

The actor talked to Total Film magazine, “I’ve thought of it. But I don’t want to take stuff that’s not mine, which sounds a bit stupid. I desperately wanted [Jaime’s] hand. I was so desperate.”

“But I also know it’s going to end up on some neverending world tour of ‘Game of Thrones’ memorabilia. So that’s absolutely fine.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wanted to take home The Golden Hand from Game of Thrones set

He continued, “It was incredible, as with anything that has that kind of reach and success. I wouldn’t want to be the prequel that follows this show, because they would have to be as good as we were in Season 5 in their first season because they will be compared to that. But I’m sure they’ll be as successful as we were and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do.”

Waldau doesn’t find wrap parties that much fun, but he admits Game of Thrones’ was his best. He said, “Dan Weiss and David Benioff knew how to throw a party. There was one in Croatia and one in Spain – anything will pale in comparison to those.”

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Kristian Nairn praises Game of Thrones stars as being down-to-earth despite massive success

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Kristian Nairn praises Game of Thrones stars as being down-to-earth despite massive success

Humility is a virtue possessed by few. Even though Game of Thrones reached great heights, the show’s cast was always humble to their roots. They have won the admiration and respect of fans all over the world due to their down-to-earth nature. For example, Jason Momoa reached out to a young Aquaman fan battling cancer last year. Kristian Nairn (Hodor) talked to Digital Spy about the show’s success and praised his co-stars.

He said, “It didn’t happen overnight, and I think for us that was a good thing. I mean it was always immensely popular, I just think as the seasons went on it moved from a really amazing TV show into a kind of phenomenon. It sort of turned into that thing that everyone talks about, people say over the watercooler at work. “

Kristian Nairn praises Game of Thrones stars as being down-to-earth despite massive success

“It’s crazy, because every TV show you watch these days, every single TV show or movie, they all reference Game of Thrones. It always blows me away. I watch a show I love and there’s a reference to Hodor, there’s a reference to Khaleesi. It’s become such a huge part of the public psyche. I don’t think we ever dreamed before season one was out that that would happen. It still happens!”

“It kind of grew, it really doubled per season. But we grew into it, which made it kind of easy. The cast was really down to Earth. I can say hand on heart we’re all really down to Earth. I think that’s a really nice thing. Just the whole Hollywood thing, we’re all kind of aware of that… Game of Thrones is so brutal and real. It’s important to keep it real.”

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright was intimidated by Game of Thrones’ success

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright was intimidated by Game of Thrones’ success

Game of Thrones was an enchanting journey that lasted for nearly a decade. Some of the show’s cast was very young when the show began. They sort of grew up with the show, like Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. Stardom can be a bit scary when you are young. Especially for someone as studious as Isaac Hempstead-Wright. He revealed about his nervousness in an interview with Digital Spy.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright was intimidated by Game of Thrones’ success

Isaac (Bran) said, “It was actually a little bit intimidating. I remember seeing the show go interstellar. Especially when you’re separate from it a bit [Bran was off-screen during season five], you really just see how huge it is when you’re not in the midst of the whole thing.”

“I really think season five was when it had its meteoric rise. So coming back into season six – and I hadn’t acted for a year; I’d been doing my GCSEs – coming back in was kind of like, ‘Argh! I’ve forgotten how to act!’”

He continued, “I think also there had been a lot of bonds forged in that season, and a lot of people had grown up. I’d kind of grown-up, but I had that key year of being 15, 16 away from it. So it was a weird one to come back to. But after a couple of days, it was business as usual.”

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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) recall their Game of Thrones auditions

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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) recall their Game of Thrones auditions

Game of Thrones ended more than one and a half years ago. It was a beautiful journey for both the fans and the crew that lasted for a decade. The fantastical series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. On the occasion of New Year, the cast of the show came together for an interview with Digital Spy. They shared their experience while shooting for the fantasy epic. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) talked about how they were cast for their roles.

Gwendoline recalled, “I immediately rang my agent and said, ‘I want to do this’. My agent said, ‘What are you talking about? I’d never ever put you up for this. She’s ugly, her nose is broken, her teeth are broken and you’ll need to use a sword’.”

Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) recall their Game of Thrones auditions

Nairn remembered, “I was a first-time actor. I was glad I didn’t know anything about the show at the time. Because if I had I would’ve realised what a huge audition I was going for. I had no idea what Game of Thrones was. I had auditioned for a part in another movie called Hot Fuzz, and I didn’t get the part. It was the casting director Nina Gold who remembered me – she called me in for this audition. I didn’t know it at the time, but when you’re called for an audition, that’s really in your favour.”

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