The smashing Danish actor considers his character’s big Episode 8 on the HBO fantasy-epic, managing Jaime and Cersei’s twincest, and the question of nudity equality on the display. “>
Jaime Lannister, Game of Thrones rakishly handsome Kingslayer, has come a long way from pitching good Bran Stark out of a tower space for climbing in on him shagging his sister doggy mode. Hes lost his sword fighting mitt, been torn apart from his sister-lover Cersei, and seen two of his incest-kids die frightful extinctions( good riddance, Joffrey ), and the other, Tommen, become an effeminate, lily-livered loser puppeteered by a religion fanatic.
The Mad King executioners most enlightening tie-in, nonetheless, has come courtesy of Brienne of Tartha warrior of House Tarth and devoted bodyguard to the Stark dames. During their two-season trek to Kings Landing, they began as sworn enemies, with Jaime taunting Brienne for her ogles and Brienne knocking some gumption into him, but over day, and after frustrating bear assaults and gang-rape endeavors, they grew trusted allies, culminating in Brienne cradling stump-handed Jaime like small children in the communal soak at Harrenhal as he told her the story of why he slayed the Mad King.
It had been a season and a half since Jaime outfitted Brienne with his body armor and Valyrian steel, aka Oathkeeper, and duty her with noticing Sansa Stark and continuing her safe. And now that Briennes successfully reunited Sansa with Jon Snow at Castle Black, the towering warrior has now come Riverrun to try and convince Sansas great-uncle, Brynden Blackfish Tully, to join forces with Team Stark. There, in Episode 8, she ranges into Jaime, whos keen to take the palace himself.
They exchange banters( I know there is honor in you, Ive accompanied it myself, says Brienne ), and, in a touching situation, Jaime lets her keep Oathkeeper. But the shrewd Lannister son draws an virtuoso out of his sleeve in Edmure Tully, or Sansas actual uncle, reassuring the browbeaten captive to talk the Blackfish and his gentlemen into laying down their forearms, as he is their baron. Thats exactly why I came here, Jaime tells Edmure. I adoration Cersei. You can laugh at that if you want, you can leer, it doesnt subject. She requirement me. And to get back to her, I have to take Riverrun.
By escapades point, Jaimes taken Riverrun, the Blackfish is dead, and Brienne and Pod are rowing away in a ship. Jaime discerned them and wavings at Brienne.
The Daily Beast spoke to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Danish actor who so brilliantly plays Jaime Lannister, about his characters progression, and much more.
There was that offending shooting with the theater group backstage, and the first thing you see is a close-up of this guy checking out his privates. I have to say, I dont need more of that.
You had Loras Tyrell and another guy having copulation and being intimate together. Im sure that there could be more. One of the things I actually been fucking loving this season is theres not that is something that sexuality anymore on the evidence. Theres nothing wrong with fornication, but I adoration the facts of the case that theres less of that and more intense drama. But nudity equality? Yeah, sure.
Things have changed in Jaimes life on a big scale. Early on, his whole identity was tied to being the best swordsman and soldier in the Seven Kingdoms, and now thats been cut off from him. Hes had to rediscover himself and who he is, and having this huge secret his whole living for being the father-god of these children[ Joffrey and Tommen Baratheon ], and for the briefest of moments detecting the pride and joy of being a fatheronly to have it grasped away the moment he knows it. Forgetting “his fathers” was major, too, and understanding that there are no other Lannister mortals left, he wonders whether hes going to get Tywin No. 2 or his own guy. What happened in Episode 6, the facts of the case that hes no longer a Kingsguardwhich he was for lifehas realized him as free as you could be when youre Jaime Lannister.
What I love about it is the buildup. Only before we cut into the incident, we have Bronn outside the tent with Pod, and he says, Well, what do you think? Do you think theyre fucking? I think theyre fucking. I know he wants to fuck her, I know she wants to fuck him, so what do you think? And then it cuts back in and you see this very respectful acces of discussing politics. Its a negotiation with a very clear subtext of two people who have very strong apprehensions for each other, but were in a situation thats simply beyond them. Their enterprises overshadow everything else. Theres no chamber for the private Jaime and Briennetheyre on a mission.
She fulfilled her promise and the job was done, and she hands it to him and he says, Its yoursit will always be yours, and its his room of saying, Youll have my heartyoull always have it. Its so sweet, and then a second later she says that if the shit reaches the follower, shes going to have to fight him, and we all know that intends shes going to kill him because he doesnt sit an opportunity against her. I precisely adoration that because clearly they dont wanted to go cause to happen, but theyre so caught up in is just very, exceedingly loyal, honorable people to whatever cause theyre fighting for. For her, its being loyal to the Stark Family, and for him, its to the Lannisters.