Game Of Thrones Season 2: Jaime Lannister’s best scene “isn’t in the book”

Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jamie Lannister’s role in Season 2, being Prince Charming, and working with David Benioff and Dan Weiss

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Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) challenges Ned Stark (Sean Bean) in Game Of Thrones Season 1

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays the somewhat sinister Jamie Lannister is notoriously tight-lipped on the subject of Game Of Thrones Season 2, but he did let loose one telling snippet – his favourite episode is Episode 7, and when pushed for details on the basis that everyone’s read the books, he countered, “I don’t think it’s in the books! I can’t really say any more.”

Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, Coster-Waldau revealed that he’s given some input into the role of the literal golden boy, but not much.

“I don’t kid myself,” said the actor frankly. “David Benioff and Dan Weiss, they’re so brilliant that it would be absurd to try and suggest changes. I talk about it, but I don’t come with little handwritten dialogues that I suggest.

Talking more about the character, he continued, “He’s not evil, I don’t see him as evil. He does some acts that are quite horrible, but there’s a good reason behind his actions.

“Of course there are a lot of things where you go, ‘He’s having sex with his sister…’, but you can’t think about that – you just go ‘he’s in love with the wrong woman’. He just picked the wrong woman, and we’ve all fallen for someone we shouldn’t have.”

Game Of Thrones Season 2 begins April 2 on Sky Atlantic HD.

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