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Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about Jaime Lannister’s fate

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The last season of Game of Thrones ended up with Cersei Lannister losing the one last person she loved, her brother Jaime Lannister. A major plot turns in the fantasy series in one of the intriguing twists we never expected. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, says he is not sure whether his character will ever be able to move on from his sister-lover Cersei, essayed by Lena Headey.

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Starting out as a villain, Jaime Lannister was one character to show us the villain-turned-hero transformation.  Now, he has evolved into one of the biggest fan favourites. The fans have a question dangling on their head — what does the final season look like for Jaime without the relationship that has defined his entire existence?

According to Vanity Fair, Nikolaj said, “Can we redefine ourselves? 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,” he further added.

On the moment in which Jaime tells Cersei he “doesn’t believe” she will have him killed, the actor said: “That’s, of course, said in a moment of passion. Who knows if it’s true?”

Waldau continued by saying, “I’ve almost been married 20 years — June 6 was our 20th anniversary– and I’m very, very lucky. I have a wonderful wife. But over 20 years, there are times where you have fights. You can be so angry that for a second in your passion and anger you can go, ‘Oh, fuck this’. Of course, three seconds later, you go, ‘No, no, no. What am I doing? What am I thinking?’

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“I think the fundamental emotions are the same in every relationship. As a setup for the season we’re shooting now, it was just amazing.”

The final season of Game of Thrones will be aired in India on Star World in 2019.