In a recent interview with Danish television news site TvTid, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talked about, among other things, the Game of Thrones pilot (original Danish version). More specifically, he spoke of working with Lena Headey, riding a horse and, of course, his nose.
How was it to work closely with an international star like Lena Headey?
- It was a really good experience. She is super sweet and talented – and she’s very fun. She was also pregnant during filming, but not so far along that you could see it clearly. Yet she was forced to have a stand-in in a nude scene with me.
A nude scene? Don’t you play brother and sister?
- Yes, it is true… but nevertheless she is completely naked. I can not dwell on why. You may see in the series.
When you play the king’s squire, it probably means that you must ride a horse?
-Yes, I ride around a lot. I’ve tried it a few times before, so it went very well. But it will of course always depend on what kind of a horse you get set up with (ha-ha).
I have read that American fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ think your nose is wrong?
-It is true that some think that my nose is weird, because it has a crack. They think that I generally fit nicely into the role of Jaime Lannister, from the novel, but that my nose is a little off. I broke my nose as a child – it was something with some wild pranks, I guess. So it looks a bit messed up, but I don’t intend to do anything about it.
Winter Is Coming: That nose thing just won’t die, will it? For the record, I never had a problem with his nose and think he is going to make an excellent Jaime. Interesting about Headey being pregnant for the shoot. Assuming the show gets picked up, that could really throw a wrench into the plans of filming the first season in the next 5 or 6 months.