According to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Fans Will "Appreciate" the Way Game of Thrones Ends
Westeros's favorite tortured golden boy has been through a lot in the past seven seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. He has his hand chopped off, gets humiliated in battle, and — oh yeah — all three of his children are dead. He's also had to come to terms with the fact that his sister/lover/ruler is the kind of devious that's simply insane, not insanely sexy. So it's safe to say he's had a time, and he'll probably keep having a time in the show's upcoming final season. But of course the actor who plays him, 48-year-old Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, isn't spilling any secrets. In an interview with Men's Health, the Danish actor remained mum on the eighth season . . . though he did tease that Jaime's arm grows back. "It comes out as a claw," he said. "No — it's a paw."
Despite the (im)possibility of a claw, there's still something earnest about Jaime Lannister that makes rooting for him nigh irresistible. With the final season of the series quickly approaching, many Jaime fans are hoping that the former Kingsguard will fully redeem himself by fulfilling the well-known prophecy and killing his older sister. Will that happen? Coster-Waldau is definitely not telling (apparently HBO has the Men in Black trick to erase memories, which actually sounds legit), but he does share a bit about his time in Westeros. Keep reading for the interview's best quotes and why Coster-Waldau has never judged Cersei and Jaime's incestuous relationship. (I never yuck people's yum, but twincest is personally my limit, folks.)