“I’ve Never Seen Him As A Bad Guy”
NIKOLAJ COSTER- WALDAU is JAIME LANNISTER
How does Jaime react when he gets back to King’s Landing and finds out that Cersei has been made to do the Walk of Shame?
He’s not happy at all! If he could he would just go in and deal with it in a very swift way in his usual manner. But there are quite a lot of Sparrows in King’s Landing now. Everything has changed since he went to Dorne. He’ll never go back there again. Now I’m just trying to help my sister, but having come back from Dorne with her dead daughter it takes a bit of time for them to get back on track.
What’s next for the Lannisters?
We’re trying to come up with a plan and trying to build new alliances. After Tywin died we’re very weak as a family. We might have the biggest army but we also have the biggest debt and of course the king is very young and he is easily persuaded by his wife. Who’s also in a bit of a situation.
Do you think Tommen knows Jaime’s his father?
He’s definitely heard the rumours but it’s kind of an unspoken secret in a weird way. They still have to pretend.
Do you see Jaime as one of the good guys now?
I’ve never seen him as a bad guy. I’ve seen him do some horrible things but he’d do anything to protect his loved ones. Even if that included pushing a little boy out of a window. Redemption is an interesting theme. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. Remember that in season one the first thing we saw Ned Stark do was to take the head off that kid whose biggest crime was he ran away from the Night’s Watch. Because he was just really, really scared. That was deemed honourable to take off his head? Good guy, bad guy, it changes all the time.