Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau today confirmed that “Game of Thrones” starts filming its final season in October, but does that mean his one-handed character, Jaime Lannister, is alive? Well, he isn’t saying.
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“I only know that the production goes back. I can’t confirm,” Coster-Waldau, 47, said on “Good Morning America” today with a smile.
Fans would be thrilled to know whether Lannister is alive, some even speculating he could return as a supernatural White Walker. But there is one person in his life who apparently doesn’t care about his character’s returning to the plot: His wife.
She has never seen the show, he said, adding though that it’s “absolutely fine.”
“Imagine watching your loved one making out with another woman,” Coster-Waldau said of his wife’s disinterest in the wildly successful HBO series that includes his character’s incestrous relationship with his sister.
“She has a plan with my mother’s husband, he hasn’t watched it. They have this big thing. They’re going to sit down and spend the summer [to binge the series.] It’s never going to happen. But I get it. And also for my kids. They saw a movie I did called ‘The Other Woman’ and they felt sick because I was making out with three girls in it.”
With production on “Game of Thrones” coming to an end, there is one prop Coster-Waldau admitted he’d love to take home from the set.
“If there was one thing I wanted to take, it would be the golden hand,” he said of his character’s prosthetic device. “I think it’s the coolest prop ever. I could use it like a little coffee table thing. Have fruits, dried nuts in it.”
He loves his character’s golden hand so much that he even surprised ABC News’ Michael Strahan with a small golden cast to cover his injured pinky finger.
“I’ve got something for you,” Coster-Waldau told Strahan with a laugh. “You know I play Jaime Lannister, who lost his hand. So if you could just cover that.”
Known as the “King Slayer” on the show, Coster-Waldau has also been busy filming the movie “Shot Caller,” in which he plays a married man who has a few drinks with his friends one night, ends up driving home, running a red light and killing his friend in the backseat. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter and gets an 18-month prison sentence.
While in prison, his character “shakes hands with the devil and the devil won’t let go of him,” Coster-Waldau said.
"Shot Caller" opens Friday and "Game of Thrones" airs Sundays on HBO.