Game Of Thrones Star Teases Season 8 Storyline

In their final scene together in Game Of Thrones season seven, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) indicated that she might have her brother and sometimes lover Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) killed, to which he replied: “I don’t believe you.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has now explained to Vanity Fair the subtext to that retort: “I’m calling your bluff, and, you know, you can’t hurt me now because my heart has been destroyed by you. You can’t hurt me any more than you already have.”

“That’s, of course, said in a moment of passion. Who knows if it’s true?.., You can be so angry that for a second in your passion and anger you can go, ‘Oh, f**k this.’ Of course, three seconds later, you go, ‘No, no, no. What am I doing? What am I thinking?'”

However, this exchange asks deeper questions of Jaime. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau continues: “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.”

“As a setup for the season we’re shooting now, it’s just amazing.”