'Game of Thrones' star hints at major character death in finale
With less than a month to go now until the final season of Game of Thrones airs, fans of the show are getting seriously antsy - and it seems as if some of the cast are, too. The closer we get to the release date, the more secrets they seem to be willing to spill. Sophie Turner has apparently told her fiancé how the series ends, Kit Harington has gone on record as saying he needed therapy after certain moments in the series, and Lena Headey apparently can't keep her mouth shut about spoilers when she's had a bit to drink.
But if that wasn't already enough to get us hyped for the upcoming season, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has also decided to drop some hints about what to expect... and it's got some fans feeling pretty worried.
"I am proud to have been on a show that has had this kind of impact and success," said Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, in an interview with Star2, "and relief that it has come to an end in the way that David Benioff and DB Weiss had wanted it to."
Speaking about his character, the 48-year-old said: "I find Jaime so interesting. The core of this guy is that he does what he does in the name of love. He’s a complex guy."
He then went on to say that this level of complexity (*cough* incest *cough*) in its characters is actually what makes the show so successful. "That’s the key to Game Of Thrones, the characters are never just black and white. Even though his story is set in this fantastical world and his circumstances are extreme, he is relatable."
But then he mentioned a topic that we're all anxious to hear about: Jaime's fate.
The actor was deliberately vague about what's going to go down for his character, but - from the way he phrased it - it sounds as if Jaime might be killed off.
"I had a great last scene. It was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect way to end," he said.
"Obviously I can’t tell you what the scene was. It wasn’t the final scene (of the series), but it was close to the end and it was shot at a beautiful location. At this point, I had seen quite a lot of colleagues wrap, so I had seen a lot of tears, beautiful speeches, and I knew what to expect.
"I didn’t expect to be emotional, so I don’t know what happened. I had an allergy, there was something in my eye… My final scene was beautiful."
If Jaime is going to meet his end, though, it at least sounds like he gets to go in a peaceful way. Many of us probably expected him to die in battle, or bite the dust at the hands (or claws) of a dragon. But if it takes place at a "beautiful location", who knows what could be set to come? Thankfully, there's not long to wait for answers now.