There has absolutely been no lack of horrifying, questionable and outright exasperating scenes through the span of Game of Thrones’ initial seven seasons. Be that as it may, for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau—who plays Cersei Lannister‘s twin sibling Jaime on the HBO show—there was one minute specifically that he clearly couldn’t stand to watch.
Amid a meeting with Variety at the 2018 Cannes Lions film celebration, the Kingslayer performing artist uncovered that the season five grouping in which Stannis Baratheon enables Melisandre to burn his little girl Shireen alive was basically a lot for him.
“I thought [it] was just cruel,” he explained. “It made sense story wise and I understand why they did it. But I just couldn’t watch it. It was difficult to even read it.”
Coster-Waldau included that he additionally experienced difficulty sitting through the scenes in which Catelyn Stark‘s sister, Lysa Arryn, breastfeeds her 10-year-old child Robin. “It was so weird and wrong on every level,” he said.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau‘s opportunity in the Seven Kingdoms is relatively finished. In a meeting with Variety distributed on Wednesday, the Game of Thrones star opened up recording the show’s last season, and Coster-Waldau said he’d shot his last scene as Jaime Lannister. He additionally uncovered the one Game of Thrones scene that was so vicious, even he couldn’t force himself to watch it.
Game of Thrones is known for stunning watchers, however some of the time the show was only excessively much, notwithstanding for the performing artists. Talking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Coster-Waldau conceded that he couldn’t watch when youthful princess Shireen Baratheon, played by Kerry Ingram, was singed at the stake. As he said at the celebration, he thought it “was just cruel. I understand why they did it, but I just couldn’t watch it. And it was difficult to even read..”
He additionally noticed that he found the questionable scene in which seven-year-old Robin Arryn, played by Lino Facioli, is breastfed “so weird and wrong on every level,” however that the show constantly struck a sensitive adjust, weaving in startling yet plot-driven minutes.
The on-screen character, who plays the chivalrous worrier and forbidden illustrious on HBO’s hit arrangement, likewise uncovered that he had shot what might be Jaime Lannister’s last scene on the arrangement. Despite the fact that he didn’t give excessively numerous subtle elements, the on-screen character hinted that Jaime won’t not be highlighted in the last scene of the arrangement, as indicated by Variety.
Coster-Waldau likewise said that while shooting Season 8 has been more ardous than past seasons, he couldn’t be more joyful with the way makers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff wrapped up Jaime’s storyline. “They just couldn’t have done a better job on ending our story,” he said. “We’ve worked harder than ever before. We spent twice as much shooting these six episodes than we did on two full seasons before. No expense has been spared. We’ve gone all in.” The on-screen character, it ought to be noted, may have shot Jaime’s last scene.
Coster-Waldau and his co-stars have been dropping indications all over about what the show’s last season will resemble. In the Season 7 finale, the Kingslayer chose to leave his sister Cersei, played by Lena Headey, to battle in the Great War. And keeping in mind that Coster-Waldau hasn’t give a specifics about what’s next for Jaime and Cersei, amid a past meeting at the Cannes Film Festival, the on-screen character stated, “I also know that we end the right way and the show ends on its own terms.”
He proceeded, “When I read the scripts for the last season, I was like, ‘Wow, they really pulled it off.’ It’s one story from Season 1 to 9 and it makes sense.”
Coster-Waldau’s remarks make it obvious that the finish of the show is close, yet watchers likely won’t find any solid solutions about what occurs until the point that the scenes air in 2019.