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Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau reveals there are ‘very few happy endings’

Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau reveals there are ‘very few happy endings’ but he insists season eight isn’t a ‘complete downer’

He convincingly portrayed Jaime Lannister — a man who embarks on an illicit incestuous love affair with his cold-hearted sister Cersei in Game Of Thrones.

And Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed unsurprisingly there are ‘very few happy endings’ in the HBO series as he graced the cover of Modern Luxury’s April edition.

However, the actor, 48, stopped fans from fretting as he insisted the TV bosses didn’t put a ‘complete downer’ on how the tangled storylines unfold in the final chapter.

What will happen? Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed there are ‘very few happy endings’ but he insisted season eight isn’t a ‘complete downer’

He told the magazine of the ending: ‘There’s a pride to being part of something that didn’t overstay its welcome. The producers did an amazing job. It’s so tricky because the world is so vast. 

‘There’s so many storylines. They found the balance between the beginning and the ending. There’s very few happy endings in that world. They did a great job in not being complete downers about it, but also being true to that world.’ 

Fans will be scrambling for the remote on April 14 when the hotly-anticipated season eight premieres on the HBO channel.

Top secret: However, the actor, 48, stopped fans from fretting as he insisted the TV bosses didn't put a 'complete downer' on how the tangled storylines unfold in the final chapter

Top secret: However, the actor, 48, stopped fans from fretting as he insisted the TV bosses didn’t put a ‘complete downer’ on how the tangled storylines unfold in the final chapter

In one of the closing sequences of season seven, Nikolaj’s character Jaime was told he was going to become a father again.

Fans have been divided over whether Cersei (Lena Headey) is really pregnant with their fourth child or whether she is trying to manipulate her brother.

Nikolaj admitted Jaime’s ‘messed up romantic relationship’ with his sister is what makes his character ‘human’.

It's love: He convincingly portrayed Jaime Lannister ¿ a man who embarks on an illicit incestuous affair with his cold-hearted sister Cersei in Game Of Thrones

It’s love: He convincingly portrayed Jaime Lannister — a man who embarks on an illicit incestuous affair with his cold-hearted sister Cersei in Game Of Thrones

Reflective: Nikolaj admitted Jaime's 'messed up romantic relationship' with his sister is what makes his character 'human'

Reflective: Nikolaj admitted Jaime’s ‘messed up romantic relationship’ with his sister is what makes his character ‘human’ 

What's going on? Fans have been divided over whether Cersei (Lena Headey) is really pregnant with their fourth child or whether she is trying to manipulate her brother

What’s going on? Fans have been divided over whether Cersei (Lena Headey) is really pregnant with their fourth child or whether she is trying to manipulate her brother

He said: ‘What I love about my job is you try to examine why we act the way we do… what it means to be human, Jaime has this messed up romantic relationship with Cersei, his sister, but then you think about, well, maybe he wants to fall in love with someone he shouldn’t fall in love with…

Read the whole interview in Modern Luxury

Read the whole interview in Modern Luxury

‘I knew this was a great character the first time I read the script. His motives were, as he said himself, “the things I do for love.” He wants to protect his family, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes.’

Fans are also hugely interested in Jaime’s unlikely friendship with Brienne of Tarth after they bonded when she escorted him back to his family in handcuffs. 

At the time when they were sworn enemies, she was offering him up to the Lannisters in exchange for the Stark girls on behalf of their mother Lady Catelyn.

Of course Gwendoline Christie had high praise for the actor as she gushed over him bringing her ‘pleasure’ as well as expressing her admiration for his ‘strong jawline’.  

Invested: Fans are also hugely interested in Jaime's unlikely friendship with Brienne of Tarth after they bonded when she escorted him back to his family in handcuffs

Invested: Fans are also hugely interested in Jaime’s unlikely friendship with Brienne of Tarth after they bonded when she escorted him back to his family in handcuffs

They have history: At the time when they were sworn enemies, she was offering him up to the Lannisters in exchange for the Stark girls on behalf of their mother Lady Catelyn

They have history: At the time when they were sworn enemies, she was offering him up to the Lannisters in exchange for the Stark girls on behalf of their mother Lady Catelyn

She said: ‘Nikolaj has always regarded himself as my mentor or spiritual guide, a sort of Scandinavian Yoda. It has been an endless source of pleasure for me. 

‘His dedication coupled with real generosity and care towards his fellow actors elevates his work above the rest of us. 

‘That, and a strong jawline—it’s so sharp, it means he can slice cheddar cheese on it and hand out the slices as energy snacks.’

Into battle: One incredible frame shows Jon and Daenerys, with dragons Drogon and Rhaegal

Into battle: One incredible frame shows Jon and Daenerys, with dragons Drogon and Rhaegal

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