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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau confirms two more days of shooting

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stopped by the morning show Good Day New York today to promote his new film, Mama. In addition to discussing the supernatural thriller, Nikolaj also confirmed he had kept his beard because Game of Thrones is doing more filming next week.

“The thing is we have to shoot two more days next week in Los Angeles. For the first time we shoot there because there’s the one character that can’t leave this country. So we have to come and shoot there because usually we shoot Game of Thrones in Europe. Yeah that’s why I still have this.”

Ours is the Fury: I think it’s likely Nikolaj meant someone was occupied with filming in Los Angeles already and couldn’t take the time off to film additional scenes overseas.

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  • Killing me. Dying to know who the other involved character(s) are.

    Also, I know NCW is handsome, but lord, have some dignity, people. The beard-rubbing, my god!

  • Couldn’t you have WARNED at the beginning of the post that the video starts with a clip from a HORROR MOVIE? This sucks.

  • I would rub his beard. Who cares about dignity when he’s sitting right there and okay with beard-rubbing?
    Also, it’s a PG-13 film with no gore, violence or profanity in the clip, and I said it was a supernatural thriller, so I assume you weren’t traumatized.

  • So why can’t the character leave the country? Is it a legal issue? I’m very curious. Racking my brain and trying to think of reasons for this.

    Or, is it more likely that they need to do some last-second reshoots, and rather than having to go back to Belfast it’s just faster to fly NCW in to LA and shoot with the actor involved.

  • Cad,

    Could be, but like I said up top, it’s more likely he meant someone was filming in Los Angeles already and couldn’t go off to film overseas. A time constraint would be my best guess.

  • Sorry for my initial rude reaction, but some people ARE easily freaked out by Horror movies. The fact that he was in this show to talk about one does not imply that the interview involves clips from the movie. At least one would have expected the interviewer to announce “And here’s a clip from Nicolajs new movie”, so that one can abort the clip.
    Oh, and concerning PG 13: Here are some examples for other Horror movies that are PG 13:

    The Ring
    Poltergeist
    Jaws
    The Sixth Sense

  • Why would it be the bathtub scene? There’s no reason they couldn’t have filmed that with everything else this summer.

  • When you’re filming a chase scene with Jaime and Brienne on a white bronco, sometimes you have to go for authenticity.

    So obvious.

  • Peter,

    FWIW, Jaws and Poltergeist are both rated PG and pre-date the existence of the PG-13 rating which came about because of violence in movies like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Poltergeist and Gremlins. Red Dawn was the first movie released with a PG-13. Though, iirc, there were a few other movies actually rated PG-13 first but they weren’t released until after Red Dawn.

  • And all through out he is thinking, “ok this is freaking me out this is freaking me out, think happy thoughts think happy thoughts..”

  • I guess this means that he and Brienne make it to KL this season as you would think it would me a scene with Lena and or Peter? Confused about the chronology of that however as I assume there is no PW?

  • What a straight up stud! Jaime aka King-slayer, Nikolaj aka Lady-slayer.

    I still love how he defends Jaime! He really likes his character and thats awesome! Don’t let those people bring you down. Jaime is our Darkhero, the Riddick of GoT.

  • Hmmm, maybe some scenes with a trained bear to fill in earlier reported Bearpit scenes?
    I doubt a trained bear could go overseas! XD

    Joking aside, I am very puzzled indeed by the idea of some actor (US actor or Brit filming here) not being able to get out the UK/ Europe…. No one I know is cast comes to mind as having a role in a US series filming now in LA, but I do not follow every series of course.

  • I like the bear idea… that makes sense. It seems like it would need to be something specialized, something that really required the different timing/location.

  • Darquemode,

    Good point! I like the bear idea as well. He is not going to say “we need 2 more days of filming for an animal outtake” and give it away. My vote is with the bear pit scene with a CGI team.

  • If the bear idea is right, then Gwendoline Christie would probably need to be in L.A. right now. Is she?

    But really, I would imagine they have plenty of trained bears in Europe. I have to admit that I assumed he meant a cast member who couldn’t leave the U.S. right now for legal reasons. (Impending court case or something.)

  • I think the most likely candidates would be Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage, as they both have lucrative careers based in the US, they both have obvious connections to Coster-Waldau’s character, and they both have enough “pull” as actors to warrant filming revolving around them.

  • Ser Lemon Cakes, I think you’re right about that. Looks like they moved up Jaime’s arrival so he can get some closure to his story this year rather than be a loose end. There’s no essential plot reason why Jaime can’t be at the PW I guess, though the purist in me irrationally hates the idea.

  • Luana,

    I was half joking about the bear, although I know there is a large trained animal segment in California…

    I was thinking that Gwen would he to be out in LA i it’s true also..
    I have no idea where she is honestly.

    I suspect it is an actor that does not have time in their shooting schedule to travel to the UK/ Europe….. I had not tought of legal issues or maybe they would be unable to get the UK work permit in the short time frame needed to do the shoot?

    Dinklage and Headey both have projets n post production so they may fit the bill. I don’t know the details of their projects though so they could be completed for all I know….

  • I also think bear. I believe the NI animal laws are very restrictive. I read some about it when they went with the dogs in S1 instead of wolves.

  • Let me just say that I, too, would rub his beard.

    Although I love the idea of the CGI bear, my guess is that he is filming with someone who currently has other acting commitments and can’t go elsewhere.

  • Tereeza777,

    Stole my words! There in actuality *aren’t* that many acting bears in the world. Bart the Bear (the older one) was the face of grizzlies in virtually every film that necessitated a bear in the 90s.

    I’m going with the bear. It’s the only one that makes sense, and the only ‘actor’ that would have any conceivable difficulty leaving the country.

  • Ours is the Fury:
    I would rub his beard. Who cares about dignity when he’s sitting right there and okay with beard-rubbing?
    Also, it’s a PG-13 film with no gore, violence or profanity in the clip, and I said it was a supernatural thriller, so I assume you weren’t traumatized.

    “Discussing” Not clip… What if this is a 12 or under posting?

  • If it’s a legal matter that is keeping someone in LA, I believe Lena Heady lives in LA and she is going through a divorce. That may be the who and why and maybe she can’t leave the country, if there is a custody dispute going on and she has to be available for legal proceedings.

  • MaryS-NJ,

    Well, now, that makes a lot of sense. And it brings us right back to those interesting questions about why we would have Cersei/Jaime scenes being filmed this season.

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    Arthur,

    Because a bear theory is slightly absurd. This actually makes more sense.

    And we already have our bear. He name is Jorah. And I want to lay on him.

  • Quowala,

    The episode with the bear should be called “The Bear and the Maiden (Fair)”

    I think that episode should be called ‘Her Names Brienne’. Because when Jaime went back and said that I honestly put the book down and leaped around my living room cheering…

  • If they have Jaime return to King’s Landing for the PW, it IS a huge change in his storyline, which at the moment hinges on whether or not he is sincere in his desire to help Sansa. It is important that he got back to KL too late to do anything for her (i.e., after she had already fled, i.e., AFTER the PW), and changing that could have very problematic implications for how they handle his confrontation with Cat/Lady Stoneheart, as well as the dynamic of his relationship with Brienne, which is based in large part on the fact that she is the one person who is seeing the better, more sincere side of his personality, that is genuinely trying to keep his “oath” to Cat

  • Maybe NCW means Jaime’s reunion with Cersei. It seems Lena Headey may be stuck in Los Angeles for a variety of reasons.

  • Arthur:
    Quowala,

    I think that episode should be called ‘Her Names Brienne’.Because when Jaime went back and said that I honestly put the book down and leaped around my living room cheering…

    Arthur … I shouted , he went back for her !!!!

  • YvyB,

    Yeah that was such a high point for me reading that book. I was so happy and GRRM set us up so good for that line. Brienne really showed Jaime how powerful and respectable honor is and she totally earned his respect and admiration. From that point on IMHO I think Jaime did some self reflection and decided to lead a life of honor.

    Also, when Dany spoke the words and her dragons burnt that slavers face off and she freed the unsullied. I had to put the book down and walk around smiling and cheering. I think D&D may have used that “dracarys” line from Dany a little prematurly in season 2. It will have less impact now when she uses it to burn the slaver, people will see it coming now. But oh man I can’t wait for that scene. Dany is going to kickass this season!

  • This man needs to come with a warning label. Seriously. *sighs*

    Mama looks quite good, though–and Jessica Chastain is getting loads of buzz right now for Zero Dark Thirty, so hopefully that will drive lots of people to see this film as well.

  • Not only would bringing Jamie in before the PW affect his promise to Catelyn about Sansa, it would completely change the Tyrion trial and escape after. I can’t see them shifting the storyline THAT drastically. For two days it’s probably nothing major- maybe the scene at the inn where the keeper tries to trick them?

  • Well if the filming is really between him and Lena, than I guess we can assume that RW happens much earlier. It isn’t entirely unlikely that we could see it in episode seven, which GRRM wrote so I’m sure that will come as a relief to some of you skeptics. And as a result, we could PW in episode nine and Jamie’s arrival in episode ten. The only problem with this is that RW serves as a waaaay better climax to the season and it being premature kind of diminishes its impact.

  • After reading all comments then re-reading the quote, I think it is a character who cannot leave the country–like at all. He says he has to go to LA bc there’s one character who can’t leave the US–sounds like he could mean like ever. Makes me think its the bear.

    Peter and Lena’s films are not in LA except 1, which usin post, so not filming. Yes reshoots etc., but I don’t think it’s that. Lena’s court proceedings make sense, but doesn’t sound like it couldn’t have happened sooner. Plus 2 days is short.

    So fingers crossed that its the bear or some other character who isn’t a KL character! Of course, it could still be a KL character like Lena etc, but really hoping not!

  • OtherAndrew:
    Ser Lemon Cakes,I think you’re right about that. Looks like they moved up Jaime’s arrival so he can get some closure to his story this year rather than be a loose end. There’s no essential plot reason why Jaime can’t be at the PW I guess, though the purist in me irrationally hates the idea.

    The PW will NOT be in season 3. With the RW confirmed for episode 9 this makes the PW a lock for season 4 as episode 10 is used to wrap up character arcs. Also the Red Viper has not been cast. No Red Viper at the PW would be ridiculous

  • The Dear hunter:
    Well if the filming is really between him and Lena, than I guess we can assume that RW happens much earlier. It isn’t entirely unlikely that we could see it in episode seven, which GRRM wrote so I’m sure that will come as a relief to some of you skeptics. And as a result, we could PW in episode nine and Jamie’s arrival in episode ten. The only problem with this is that RW serves as a waaaay better climax to the season and it being premature kind of diminishes its impact.

    The RW has been confirmed for episode 9 so we will not see it in episode 7. So we will have that awesome climax that follows the great episode 9s of Baelor and Black Water :-)

  • Arthur:
    YvyB,

    Yeah that was such a high point for me reading that book.I was so happy and GRRM set us up so good for that line.Brienne really showed Jaime how powerful and respectable honor is and she totally earned his respect and admiration.From that point on IMHO I think Jaime did some self reflection and decided to lead a life of honor.

    Also, when Dany spoke the words and her dragons burnt that slavers face off and she freed the unsullied.I had to put the book down and walk around smiling and cheering.I think D&D may have used that “dracarys” line from Dany a little prematurly in season 2.It will have less impact now when she uses it to burn the slaver, people will see it coming now.But oh man I can’t wait for that scene.Dany is going to kickass this season!

    True, and Jaime earned my respect for the first time, when reading.

    GoT viewers did get a preview of Khaleesi and her baby dragons scorching Pyatt Pree,
    perhaps later episodes will appear to become a supernova-like effect :D

  • A woman also thinks it’s the bear. Thinking about it, the pit scene could be mostly extras with a few key people flown over and the outside of the pit could have already been filmed elsewhere. But a trained bear, there’s only a few around who would fit the bill, and Baby Bart is one of them. Guess only time will tell. What other scenes could they possibly mean? I vote BEAR!

  • I think a scene with Lena is much more likely than with a US bear. Jaime sees Cersei in his dream (“Sister, why did father bring us here?”). That would be awesome. I love his dream and hope it’s in.

  • I hope it’s the bear he’s talking about because Jaime reaching King’s landing before the PW would mess up a lot of stuff :(

  • It also makes sense that it’s the bear because he said “a character” that can’t leave the country. If it was a person, he would have just said an actor/actress, unless he was being just ridiculously careful not to mention gender – most actors aren’t that cautious in interviews and actor can refer to someone of either gender these days anyway.

    The dream suggestion is an interesting possibility, but again, why now? Couldn’t they have filmed that ages ago when they filmed everything else?

  • YvyB: “Discussing” Not clip… What if this is a 12 or under posting?

    I’d say wait a few years before even thinking about getting into this “Game of Thrones” stuff, which, by the way, has more potentially traumatizing scenes than any PG-13 “horror” movie.

  • I guess it is the bear scene too. Bears are nearly extinct in europe and training bears are not really popular in western europe, because mostly it is cruelty against animals.

  • I vote for bear! If it was a scene with Headley or Dinklage, it would take place at King’s Landing…which means they would need to rebuild an entire set…unless it was somewhere in KL that we haven’t seen before?

    A bear, a bear all covered in hair!

  • Juju Budkeson:
    According to Sibel Kelkilli’s Facebook page she went to LA, too… They are doing stuff there… ;)

    Shae = King’s Landing.
    Looks like Jaime does make it to KL before the PW :(
    Unless they PW is this season :P

  • Nick_Scryer,

    Who says she is going to LA to film scenes for GOT? I know fans love to speculate, but having Jaime in KL for the PW where Sansa is present and Joffrey goes out of his way to humiliate Tyrion makes zero sense. Which is why it won’t happen.

  • Nick_Scryer,

    Is it possible that they are just doing multiple pickup shots in LA?
    Maybe NCW is thre to do a scene with Headey like a Jaime fever dream and then they are also doing a separate KL scene with Shae and Cersei or Shae and Tyrion?

    I’m not sure we can assume all parties filming in LA will be in the same single scene…..

  • Kekilli isn’t in LA at the same time as the filming NCW mentioned. According to her public Facebook fan page, she went on a road trip from LA to Las Vegas to San Francisco. She could have been in LA for work before her trip started, but she left California two days ago and Nikolaj said they were filming “Two days next week.”
    I think worrying over her presence is pointless. It’s unconnected.

  • Ours is the Fury:
    Kekilli isn’t in LA at the same time as the filming NCW mentioned. According to her public Facebook fan page, she went on a road trip from LA to Las Vegas to San Francisco. She could have been in LA for work before her trip started, but she left California two days ago and Nikolaj said they were filming “Two days next week.”
    I think worrying over her presence is pointless. It’s unconnected.

    Let’s hope!

  • Ours is the Fury:
    Kekilli isn’t in LA at the same time as the filming NCW mentioned. According to her public Facebook fan page, she went on a road trip from LA to Las Vegas to San Francisco. She could have been in LA for work before her trip started, but she left California two days ago and Nikolaj said they were filming “Two days next week.”
    I think worrying over her presence is pointless. It’s unconnected.

    That is relieve… I like the actress but I don’t like her Shae…

  • Showing I’m a bit obsessed with this, I would note that WIC’s newest post demonstrates that NCW and Gwen Christie ARE both in LA, as of last night. Hopeful re: bear.

  • Even more importantly, none of the usual King’s Landing’s suspects, like Headey, Dinklage, or Turner, are mentioned. KEEP THEM AWAY FROM KL, I say.