Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau teases Jaime’s season 8 conclusion
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has teased his last scenes as Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones.
The ending of season seven saw big changes for the character, as he separated from conniving twin sister and lover Cersei for good.
Now, in the final season, Jaime Lannister is out on his own – for the first time.
“Can we redefine ourselves?” Coster-Waldau asked Vanity Fair, “Most people have moments in their life where you go, ‘Can I really, fundamentally change?’ . . . The core of him has always been Cersei…
“When that’s taken away, what are you then? What’s left? Is there anything left? When he leaves, obviously he has no idea. He doesn’t know the answer to that question.”
The final season, however, gives Jaime little time for a voyage of self-discovery. White Walkers have pushed past the Wall and are invading Westeros, while Cersei refuses to send soldiers to help. Queen Daenerys Targaryen has offered her help (and a little something else) to Jon Snow’s cause – but will it be enough to save Westeros?
According to Coster-Waldau, the ending of the series won’t be disappointing.
“The boys have done an amazing job with ending Game of Thrones,” he says.
“It’s definitely been the toughest season—by far—that we’ve shot, ever. But it’s also been the most fulfilling.”