Nikolaj Coster-Waldau hints at main characters becoming wights in Game of Thrones season 8


Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau may have just dropped a huge bomb on Game of Thrones fans for season 8.

Jaime Lannister had a very interesting and heartbreaking story-arch during Game of Thrones season 7. Watching his sister/lover Cersei flirt with Euron Greyjoy — who belittled him every chance he got — was bad enough, and he nearly died during episode 704, “The Spoils of War,” when he charged toward Daenerys Targaryen and her wounded dragon, only to be saved at the last minute by Bronn, as Drogon bathed both their horses in dragon fire.

When Jaime returned home to King’s Landing, he learned that would be a father again, as Cersei told him she was pregnant and that she would make it known he was the father. Jaime seemed genuinely happy.

Sadly, Cersei pulled her usual backstabbing moves and decided not to support Jon and Daenerys in their fight against the Night King, even though she had pledges peace and the support of her armies during their meeting at the Dragon Pit.

The end of the season 7 finale saw Jaime abandon his sister once and for all, as he rode north just as the snow began to fall in King’s Landing, regular traveling clothes in place of his usual decorative armor.

So, what’s going to happen to Jaime in Game of Thrones season 8? Well, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister himself) has some ideas. Speaking with Esquire Magazine, Coster-Waldau recounts what Jaime was thinking as he rode out of King’s Landing after daring his sister to have the Mountain kill him.

"He’s like, “I have to do this.” He truly believes that we all have to fight this thing. This is humanity at stake. We’ll either have living or dead conquering the world. You see him covering up his gold hand, and he knows he has to get to some sort of commander—whether it be Jon Snow or someone else in charge. Otherwise, he’s going into enemy territory, and he’s quite recognizable with that gold hand. If he wants to even get to battle before he’s killed by Stark soldiers, he’s going to need a bit of luck. You’d hope he can get there."

Jaime Lannister might be the most recognizable man in the Seven Kingdoms, and covering his golden hand might not be enough to hide his identity. Perhaps a cloak and hood would serve.

Here’s where it gets interesting. Really, really interesting. When speaking about how he would like to see Jaime die, Coster-Waldau gifts us with this little nugget:

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"The fear is that I would be turned into one of those undead. That would suck. You know some of the main characters are going to get turned. There are going to be some blue-eyed main characters running around. And, god, I hope it’s not me."

Let’s see that quote again:

“You know some of the main characters are going to get turned. There are going to be some blue-eyed main characters running around.”

Well, obviously, this isn’t Coster-Waldau giving us any sort of confirmation, but it does make the gears in our heads start turning.

With Jaime headed north, we can only hope Jon Snow will look past the fact that he’s the Kingslayer (even though his actions saved King’s Landing), and the fact that he pushed Bran out of a tower (should Bran ever choose to reveal that). But hey, at least Jon and Jaime have one thing in common now: They’re both banging their relatives.

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You can read the entire Esquire Magazine interview with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau by clicking the link provided, and maybe, just maybe his comments will help with those Game of Thrones withdrawals.