What can we expect from the (in)famous Kingslayer in the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau teases what’s next for Ser Jaime and how he TRULY feels about the Lion of Lannister. Truly.
In an interview with Total Film Magazine, the 43-year-old Danish actor hinted at what’s coming up for his character, Prince Charming Ser Jaime Lannister, on HBO’s hit fantasy series -- a role Coster-Waldau seems to have been born to play, he's just so bloody good in it -- as well as his true feelings for the guy:
“I loved him from the very beginning, when I read the script for the pilot and it ends with him shagging his sister, pushing an innocent kid out the window and then saying, “The things I do for love…” It was just the contradiction – it was interesting. And then, of course, I was told what would happen later seasons if we ever got that far… He’s a great, great character.”
That’s all fine and dandy, we understand the man-love here for the character (he's the second half of the most famous twincest couple in literature and TV history, after all), but what we want to know is what will Jaime face now that he’s back in Kings Landing with his beloved twin sister, Cersei (Lena Headey), and minus his sword hand?
“I really liked the fact that the Prince Charming hair is gone, although I miss the mud, to be honest! But one of the great things about being on that show is it changes and you get to do different things every year. Of course now he’s back and clearly he was in need of a shower, but it also goes a little deeper than that. I guess in many ways he’s kind of reinventing himself – he had a bit of an identity crisis when he lost his hand and now he’s looking for a fresh start… or at least he tries to, as much as he can being in that family.”
Reinvention? That sounds utterly fascinating. Especially with such a dysfuntional family as the Lannisters. This should provide a lot of good fodder for some truly great dramatic stuff (those who have read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of books will know a bit of what we're talking about here, but we'll remain spoiler-free). As for the haircut, we have to admit that we’ll really miss the long-haired and bearded Jaime, and the mud, too.
How about you guys? Are you looking forward to Jaime's storyline in season four?
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 6.
(via Winter Is Coming)