Nikolaj Coster Waldau discusses his dreams of going out in a blaze of glory and more in a new interview, plus Game of Thrones is having some surprising repercussions for one of its filming locations.
The Observer caught up with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to chat about his new film Small Crimes. Alongside recalling some delightful Danish scandals from his youth (one involves a stolen video game and the principal of his middle school’s wife having an affair with another teacher), Nikolaj shares a few Thrones tidbits, including how he’d like Jaime to die.
It has to be a dragon death. It’s got to be the dragons that get him…just fried, he has to burn. Has to.
According to Coster-Waldau, this would make a perfect circle with the episode Kissed by Fire, in which Jaime reveals to Brienne that he had killed Aerys to prevent the Mad King from destroying King’s Landing with wildfire. He comments: ‘That scene in season 3 was a very important moment….which is why I think Jaime should be killed by fire.’
The actor hedges his bets when asked directly if this is a spoiler or not, although he admits that in the past he has accidentally let some things slip, he claims that no-one picked up on them.
For years there was the whole thing with ‘book readers’ who knew what was going to happen. But it is more intense now, because nobody knows….If you go online you can definitely read every plot point that’s going to happen. You can find the ending of Game of Thrones on the internet. It’s there. But you wouldn’t know. Of course, nobody really wants to know.