“Games of Thrones” star Niolaj Coster-Waldau revisited the backlash he got over the controversial Season 4 sex scene in which his character Jaime Lannister forced himself on twin sister Cersei played by Lena Headey.
“Whatever you take from a show is absolutely fine. But I think some of the discussion afterward became silly,” Coster-Waldau said during a new episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.”
The two have engaged in a torrid love affair on the hit HBO show for years, leading to a dark scene following the death of their son Joffrey in which the two have sex while Cersei is standing vigil over her son’s body.
When asked about his feelings on the scene being interpreted as rape by some TV journalists and viewers alike, Coster-Waldau said: “It became more like if someone would say “Well, I don’t think [it was rape],’ then it was like ‘OK, you’re pro-rape, asshole.”
“For us it was just always about these two people who have had a a very long history of a very, very complicated romantic situation that had been very physical always,” he said.
During the far-ranging interview, Coster-Waldau also discussed his appearance on “Conan” this past Tuesday in which he shared a story of how he messed with “Game of Thrones” fans by revealing a fake spoiler about a duck during a recent press event in Stockholm.
“Don’t spoil anything for me. There’s nothing worse than that,” he said. Coster-Waldau did not recall any particularly devastating spoilers he had heard, but that his favorite show is “Louie” — which is difficult to spoil.
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Stay tuned for more of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau‘s interview with TheWrap coming Monday.
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