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‘Game of Thrones’ Preview: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reveals Jaime’s Upcoming High Sparrow Showdown

'Game of Thrones' Preview: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reveals Jaime's Upcoming High Sparrow Showdown

Last Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” Season 6 premiere was one for the books when Jamie Lannister came back to King’s Landing from the Dorne with his dead daughter Myrcella. 

While many thought he’d get a serious beatdown from Cersei, he found himself promising her vengeance as she blamed an old prophecy for the death. So what’s next for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s character in the upcoming episodes? Entertainment Weekly Radio had the actor as a special guest to talk about the tragic death and what’s to come. 

“His father’s gone, Tyrion’s gone, he’s all Cersei has now,” says Coster-Waldau. “He has to deal with protecting their last kid, Tommen, who’s also the king — who is also a teenager in love, which is also not easy to deal with. It’s hard to control him. So he has to deal with that. And first the biggest enemy here, of course, is the Faith Militant, this religious uprising, being spearheaded by the High Sparrow. He has to deal with him. That’s what he’s gonna do.”

What we also know from the episode 2 synopsis is that Jaime will advise Tommen on something very important. 

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But, the emotional scene between him and  Cersei did have a big impact on Jaime and will have him making new decisions. 

“When someone you love is in pain, you want to do anything to comfort them,” said Coster-Waldau. “And he kind of goes to that moment of saying, ‘Listen, it’s you and me against the world. We can do this. We’re going to fight back. We’re going to take revenge.’ Because he’s never seen her this broken before.”

Adding, “He wants her back. But, of course, he has no idea what’s happened at King’s Landing before, as we find out the whole power dynamic has changed. You have the religious uprising. It’s a tricky situation.”

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Aside from the High Sparrow showdown, during the interview, the actor also expressed who he would like Jaime to spend more screentime with in the future. 

“In episode 1 of the whole [series] I had one scene with Bran,” the actor explained. “Then I pushed him out the window. And he was just a kid then. Now he’s grown into this young man. I think it would be interesting to see how that encounter would play out. I have no idea if that’s ever going to happen. I obviously hope that all the siblings will meet again — Cersei, Tyrion and Jaime — just because I think it’s interesting, that family dynamic.”

“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays on HBO. 

Listen to the full interview below:


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