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Game Of Thrones Star Defends Jaime And Cersei’s Incestuous Relationship

Each to their own, I guess.

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For all of the wonderful and amazing things about Game of Thrones, it certainly isn’t without its slightly grimmer moments.

Obviously there’s the whole people getting brutally murdered in some of the strangest ways possible. On top of that there’s the small matter of the incestuous relationship between brother and sister, Jaime and Cersei Lannister.

There’s also the whole thing between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, though at least those two don’t actually know they’re related. Yet.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime has defended his characters relationship though, labelling it as “true love”. Which is a very bold move.


“I think most people have at least been attracted to someone you shouldn’t be,” the Jaime actor told Men’s Health.

“Not your sister, but someone you really shouldn’t fall in love with. Like your best friend’s girlfriend. It’s one of the few true love stories in Game of Thrones – Jaime is dedicated to this woman.”

I mean. Each to their own I guess.

Now appearing to be separated from his sister / lover, things could get pretty bleak for Jaime, Nikolaj discussed his character’s potential fate with Vanity Fair.

“Most people have moments in their life where you go, ‘Can I really, fundamentally change?’ The core of him has always been Cersei. When that’s taken away, what are you then? What’s left? Is there anything left? When he leaves, obviously he has no idea. He doesn’t know the answer to that question.”

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Discussing the moment in which Jaime tells Cersei he “doesn’t believe” she’ll have him killed, he adds:

“That’s, of course, said in a moment of passion. Who knows if it’s true? I’ve almost been married 20 years – 6 June will be our 20th anniversary – and I’m very, very lucky. I have a wonderful wife. But over 20 years, there are times where you have fights. You can be so angry that for a second in your passion and anger you can go, ‘Oh, f*ck this.’ Of course, three seconds later, you go, ‘No, no, no. What am I doing? What am I thinking?’ I think the fundamental emotions are the same in every relationship. As a setup for the season we’re shooting now, it was just amazing.”

Whatever the final instalment of the show holds of Jamie, Coster-Waldau insists that the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had given Game of Thrones the ending it deserves.

“The boys have done an amazing job with ending Game of Thrones,”

”It’s definitely been the toughest season – by far – that we’ve shot, ever. But it’s also been the most fulfilling.”

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