Game Of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks Jaime And Cersei For Season 8

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When Game of Thrones left off, Jaime Lannister and his sister Cersei had the fight to end all fights. As Jaime refused to go along with Cersei's plan, it even seemed to hint at a previously unthinkable situation: that the troubling twosome had "broken up." So what does Nikolaj Coster-Waldau think about how Jaime and Cersei ended things, and what does it mean for Season 8? Well, he has some pretty crucial insight to share on the matter. In a new interview, Coster-Waldau said:

That's, of course, said in a moment of passion. Who knows if it's true? I've almost been married 20 years---June 6th will be 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?' . . . 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.

Fans have watched the Lannister siblings' twisted relationship take its share of highs and hits over the past seven seasons. Will their Season 7 squabble turn out to be another minor bump in the road? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's insight in his interview with Vanity Fair is definitely something worth speculating about on that front. Coster-Waldau's tease indicates what many have witnessed time and time before. Jaime is pretty much caught in his sister's web, with little chance of escaping.

While many fans had hoped and speculated that he would cut ties with her once and for all following her actions in the Season 6 finale, he stayed loyal. And if blowing up the Sept of Baelor and rising to power the way she did was not enough to make Jaime end their horrific relationship, it is hard to imagine this new rift will hold strong going into Season 8. Though when Season 7 ended, Jaime had done more than give Cersei a stern look and a defiant condemnation; he put physical distance between them, heading to the North with the others.

Unfortunately for Jaime, Bran Stark is also there, and he knows everything, which would seem to include Bran witnessing Jaime and Cersei's twisted affair firsthand, resulting in Jaime pushing him off the castle wall. Suffice it to say, the Stark siblings will have to figure out how to handle that new information as they continue on with their revenge schemes and survival tactics. With everything coming to a head, fans have a lot to anticipate.

So what does Nikolaj Coster-Waldau think about the final season? Here is what Coster-Waldau had to say about it in his interview:

The boys have done an amazing job with ending Game of Thrones. It's definitely been the toughest season---by far---that we've shot, ever. But it's also been the most fulfilling.

Well, that sounds very promising. The cast is every bit as impassioned for Game of Thrones to have a great ending as the fans have been. So Nikolaj Coster-Waldau feeling so positive about it is an encouraging sign. While Jaime's final chapter has ominous overtones, Emilia Clarke has offered the most definitive clue yet, following the filming of Daenerys' final scene. While we are all closer than ever to Game of Thrones' final season, it will be bittersweet to get there.

Find out if Jaime can resist Cersei while surviving the vengeance of the Starks and the White Walkers when Game of Thrones' returns. The show will be back for its eighth and final season in 2019 on HBO. For new and returning television shows you can anticipate watching soon, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.

Britt Lawrence

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