Updated: 19th April 2018

‘Game of Thrones’ actors sees no ‘peaceful transition’ for the throne

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Six seasons into Game of Thrones, you have to wonder: How many of these characters even care about the Iron Throne anymore? Arent they busy enough just trying to stay alive?

Yes and no, according to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister. The actor, who appears in Netflixs Small Crimes (now streaming), told Mashable that his character is only invested in the crown because it keeps him alive.

I think he cares about it not being someone that the Lannisters cant control, he said of the fate of the Iron Throne. I think [Jaime] understands theres no question that if they lose the crown, obviously theyre probably going to lose their heads.

In Small Crimes, Coster-Waldau plays a character who “wants to do the right thing…[but] just doesn’t know what that means.” The film introduces former police officer Joe Denton after a six-year prison stint as he struggles to face the lasting repercussions of his actions.

“Hes so selfish,” Coster-Waldau said of Joe, smiling despite himself. “He doesnt want bad things to happen to his family also his friends but when push comes to shove if its between him and them, he will pick himself first. Theres no question of that.”

“I believe in second chances,” he added (those are a big theme in Small Crimes). “But if you, like him, insist on doing the opposite, or even if you insist on just making a mockery of other peoples generosity, then at one point theres gonna be a consequence.”

The Lannisters, Cersei in particular, have certainly made their enemies in the Seven Kingdoms, with a certain price upon their yellow-haired heads.

Now Im talking about going into season 7 not knowing what happens in season 7 but its difficult to imagine if Daenerys Targaryen were arriving that it would be peaceful, Coster-Waldau mused. I dont see a peaceful transition of power happening.

Game of Thrones returns July 16 and Small Crimes is now on Netflix.

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