Jaime Lannister Could Kill Cersei In Season 7: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Says It’s Plausible
Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones are always looking for leaks or any bit of information to know what would happen in the seventh season, given that George R.R. Martin is still working on finishing The Winds of Winter.
HBO released Game of Thrones' official promo on March 30 and more fan theories have circulated since then. While those involved in the show's production usually have no comment on theories, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau expressed that one particular fan theory for Season 7 is plausible.
In a recent interview to promote his Netflix film Small Crimes, Coster-Waldau, who plays the "Kingslayer" Jaime Lannister in the series, talked about Game of Thrones spoilers and a fan theory that caught his attention.
On Spoilers And Leaks
Coster-Waldau said that each season of Game of Thrones has the tendency to have major plot spoilers that leak ahead of screening, which has been quite concerning for the production. He added, however, that the huge number of theories that crop up tend to bury the real spoilers.
"[Every] year there are huge spoilers online where people find out real stuff and they will post it, and you go, 'Oh my God, they just spoiled the whole season online!' But then, because there's 10,000 other spoilers out there, they're not real," Coster-Waldau said.
He also said that all the real spoilers are already out online, but fans will just have to sift through the thousands of fake and wrong theories to find them.
When asked about whom he would prefer to see end Jaime's life on the show, Coster-Waldau said that he wasn't ready for his character to die. Of course, if the actor can still say that, it probably means the Kingslayer is staying alive for the entire seventh season - though we can't say the same for book Jaime.
On The 'Jaime Will Kill Cersei' Theory
Last we saw Jaime Lannister, he had just returned to King's Landing to find that Tommen is dead and Cersei is getting crowned after committing mass murder. He also didn't look too happy for his twin sister-slash-lover as she enjoyed the power she was being given.
Jaime's expression as he watched the crowning ceremony, of course, gave birth to a popular fan theory that the Kingslayer will soon become a Queenslayer too.
"I heard that theory, and it absolutely makes sense. It would be a perfect little nod ... It's a good theory," Coster-Waldau said.
Fans also said that Jaime's motivation could be same as when he killed the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen for planning to burn everyone - an act Cersei was able to do to her enemies gathered in the Sept of Baelor.
"You could say that could - that the motivation for doing that would be the same for killing Cersei, but I haven't seen anything yet before Season 7 that would make me believe that he was capable of doing that," he said.
When asked whether he has seen anything that could motivate Jaime to kill Cersei in Season 7 however, Coster-Waldau decided to be secretive about it.
"I don't know ... Well, I do, but you'll have to watch the show," he answered.
Game of Thrones is bringing an early winter to HBO on July 16.