Nikolaj Coster-Waldau interview by Hans Morgenstern
FFCC member Hans Morgenstern spoke to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about what the actor invested into his role as a man married to a war photographer for the movie 1,000 Times Good Night, which he stars in alongside Juliette Binoche.
FFCC member Hans Morgenstern spoke to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about what the actor invested into his role as a man married to a war photographer for the movie 1,000 Times Good Night, which he stars in alongside Juliette Binoche. Most will know the actor as the “Kingslayer” Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones.” He was on location for filming of the fifth season of the famed HBO television series in Seville, Spain when they spoke via phone. Even though he told Hans, “It’s a bit of a secret and don’t tell anyone that I told you…” Hans decided to spill some of the beans here about what fans might expect of the new season.
“This season, I promise you,” said the Danish actor, “it’s song and dance. I’ve got a lot of song and dance. There’s musical numbers. I think this is the year that we’re gonna win the Emmy for best comedy. I think ‘Modern Family”s run is over. We’re gonna appeal for the comedy award this year, so it’s a big change. It’s a whole tonal shift … It’s like, enough, and also, it’s not that much of a push. Just imagine a Monty Python version of ‘Game of Thrones.’ That’s what we’re going to do.”
He was obviously not gonna offer much info on the new season.
But, in seriousness, Coster-Waldau spoke quite profoundly about his role as Marcus in 1,000 Times Good Night. Two articles resulted of this conversation. The first was published in “Cultist,” the art and culture blog of “Miami New Times” where Coster-Waldau spoke about working not only with Binoche but also Larry Mullen Jr., the drummer in a band he’s quite a fan of: U2. He also went on to talk about the “weird” idea of celebrity in today’s age (read it here).
Then there is a blog post on “Independent Ethos” that digs deeper into his personal investment in the role involving his feels for his work and family (read that here).