In following the tradition of Emilia Clarke when it comes to “Game of Thrones” actors declining to share many details about season 3, we now present some new comments from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The actor has been on a brief promotional tour for the movie “Mama” (which was actually #1 at the North American box office this weekend), and it led to him saying the following comments in a new interview with “Access Hollywood Live” this past week:
“I can say this much: I love doing that show. It’s just amazing, the writing is amazing. When we started, I was just praying we would make it to Season 3 because that was my — that was the season… where everything — a lot of great things happen.”
There’s obviously not much here when it comes to notable quotes, but notice how Coster-Waldau originally started to say that it was his season, a sign for those of you who have yet to read the George R.R. Martin books that there are going to be some pretty crazy and fantastic things coming up for Jaime Lannister. Season 2 was clearly a tough ten episodes for the character; after at one point being in a position of power, he spent most of the season under the watchful eye of the Starks before eventually being sent on a journey alongside Brienne. While Jaime is far from a nice guy, as you just need to look at the relationship he has with his own sister for evidence of that, he is clearly one of the more fascinating characters on the show at the moment to watch.
Coster-Waldau also had the following to say about when he was first approached for the project:
“I read the script for the pilot and I thought, ‘This is never gonna work,’ because it was so big and, you’ve seen the show — it’s just so epic that you think, ‘How are they gonna shoot this?’ and even doing it, I go to work and I go, ’How the hell are they gonna do this?’ because we have two full sized units working, sometimes three, [and we shoot in] four different countries… It’s a circus.”
Just in case you have yet to see the latest production teaser for “Game of Thrones” season 3 (which includes a first look at Mance Rayder), you can do so over at the link here.