Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime Lannister is a romantic

Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jaime Lannister on 'Game of Thrones', says his character on the hit HBO fantasy drama TV series is a "romantic".

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in 'Game of Thrones'
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in 'Game of Thrones'

In an appearance on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', Coster-Waldau spoke about his character in the series and strong female following of the show.

"Yes, I think he is a romantic," Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told Colbert on the show.

On being asked by Stephen Colbert if he thinks Lannister is a bad guy or a good guy, Coster-Waldau said: "I don't think he is either or..."

"What is interesting about Jaime is the first time we see him, he has this very intimate relation with his sister and then this kid comes in and he pushes him out the window while he says, 'The things I do for love' which I found was really interesting and I was like, 'Wow that's sold, it's beyond dark," he added.

"But then later you find out, well he tried to kill this kid. You shouldn't do that. But what if the choice is either I kill this kid or my own kids die. Then suddenly it's not easy anymore and that's probably why he did it".

Stephen Colbert asked Nikolaj Coster-Waldau if he is surprised that so many women watch the TV series as it has huge female audience, to which the Danish actor said: "The women on the show are amazing".

Pointing to his on-screen sister Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), and Lady Olenna (Diana Rigg), Coster-Waldau said: "They're very, very strong, powerful women as women are. They're not just the wife applauding her husband. They're taking control".

To this Stephen Colbert said: "This show is a breakthrough because they get to chop-up people and do horrible things."

The season six of 'Game of Thrones' premieres in India on Tuesday on Star World Premiere HD.

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