Even after the curtains have fallen on the epic series Game of Thrones, the cast members remain deeply connected to the memories they crafted on set. On the show’s official YouTube channel, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, known for his portrayal of Jaime Lannister, shared a candid reflection on his time filming the legendary series. Not only did he delve into his personal experiences, but he also unveiled his most cherished moment from the series.
“I think the most fun scene we shot was Season 7, we shot this big sequence, the loot train attack.”Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Game of Thrones
In the video, Coster-Waldau expressed his deep love for acting and storytelling, emphasizing the necessity of these passions in the industry. He then transitioned to sharing his favorite memory from Game of Thrones. Recollecting with excitement, he said, “I think the most fun scene we shot was Season 7, we shot this big sequence, the loot train attack.”
Coster-Waldau is referring to a gripping scene from the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season seven, titled “The Spoils of War.” The episode’s initial moments find Cersei (Lena Headey) negotiating with the Iron Bank, assuring them of her capacity to repay them, while Coster-Waldau’s Jamie is en route to King’s Landing with Highgarden’s gold. Along the journey, Jamie gifts his friend Bronn (Jerome Flynn) a portion of the gold, though Bronn’s eyes are set on a castle he’s been promised.
As the episode unfolds, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) makes a dramatic entrance on her dragon, Drogon, who subsequently lays waste to the wagon train. Amid the chaos, Bronn manages to wound Drogon, causing the dragon to descend. As Daenerys dismounts to tend to Drogon’s injuries, the fierce creature counters by engulfing Jamie in flames.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s favorite moment from Game of Thrones came in “The Spoils of War,” the fourth episode of season seven, which featured a dragon attack on a supply train.
Considering his pivotal role throughout the eight seasons of Game of Thrones, it’s intriguing that Coster-Waldau singled out the sequence from “The Spoils of War” as his most cherished filming experience amid so many action-packed scenes. Of course, shooting a scene with a grand set piece offers a vastly different experience than watching it play out on screen. Furthermore, it’s not hard to imagine the excitement of filming a scene involving a dragon.
Game of Thrones aired from April 17, 2011, to May 19, 2019, spanning eight seasons with 73 episodes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau graced the screen in 55 of those episodes. His character Jamie met his demise in the fifth episode of the show’s eighth season, titled “The Bells.”
Fans were devastated to witness Jaime and Cersei’s final moments in the second-to-last episode of Game of Thrones. As Daenerys unleashed her fury on King’s Landing, the two siblings were trapped and crushed beneath the Red Keep. Their heart-wrenching deaths were confirmed in the series finale when Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) discovered the remains of his beloved siblings beneath the rubble.
Game of Thrones may have disappointed fans, including the way it ended the story of Jamie Lannister, but the series still has individual moments that remain fan favorites.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s journey on Game of Thrones may have concluded, but the cherished memories from filming will forever linger in his heart. Fans, too will hold the series close, cherishing its unforgettable moments. Fortunately, thanks to streaming, fans can revisit every episode of the epic series on Max.
Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, with the inaugural book titled A Game of Thrones. The series stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, and Peter Dinklage, among others. Notable stars also include Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Sean Bean.