Nikolaj Coster-Waldau called Emilia Clarke’s screenplay “difficult and degrading” in Game Of Thrones first season
The actor, 50, reflected on how the series portrayed his female character with The Times on Sunday, and also claimed that his character’s sister Jamie Lannister, Cersei, was also “never seen as an equal. “.
On the show, Emilia’s Daenerys Targaryen is raped by Jason Momoa’s Khal Drogo on their characters’ wedding night, although the scene is consensual in George RR Martin’s book.
Honest: Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau called Emilia Clarke’s screenplay in the first season “difficult and degrading” as he reflected on the portrayal of women on Sunday’s shows.
Thinking back on that, Nikolaj admitted, “For Emilia to play this in Series 1 was really difficult and degrading because what this character is going through is horrible. “
Despite his feelings of dread over the script, Nikolaj said the traumatic event allowed Daenerys to take a “massive trip” as a result.
Speaking of Cersei, who was played by Lena Headey, he continued, “Cersei, too, was never considered equal to her brother just because of the sex.
“But then she goes up to the top, and you could argue that the way these two women turned out was because they were brought up in this horrible way. “
Shocking: On the show, Emilia’s Daenerys Targaryen is raped by Jason Momoa’s Khal Drogo (pictured) on their wedding night, though the scene is consensual in the book
Disapproval: Thinking back on that, Nikolaj admitted, “For Emilia, playing this in Series 1 was really difficult and degrading because what this character is going through is horrible. “
In August, Nikolaj revealed that he “almost donated” to a petition asking HBO to release a new ending for the show’s final season because “a lot of people wanted it.”
The Danish actor told Variety he found the push for a new finale “hilarious” but realized in the super-fandom “everyone has their own opinion”.
“I was aware of the petition for a new ending, which I found hilarious,” the 50-year-old talent told the newspaper.
Posed: Nikolaj also claimed that his character Jamie Lannister’s sister, Cersei, was also “never seen as an equal just because of sex”
“I almost wanted to donate to this petition,” he continued, laughing at the thought of “HBO, saying, ‘You’re right, so many people want it, we’re going to do it. “
But Nikolaj understood why the ending was so controversial, saying, “I think everyone had their own opinion. I find the world of fandom really interesting. Everyone wanted something specific and different from what they had.
Despite a remarkable 32 Emmy nominations, the final season of the epic fantasy series received massive criticism from fans.
Creators David Benioff and DB Weiss were largely on their own for the show’s final hurray, and Bloys described their contact with HBO executives as “minimal.”
“When a show is in its sixth, seventh, or eighth season, at this point there’s usually a rhythm between the showrunners and the network as to what they’re expecting,” Bloys said.
The network probably didn’t expect the extreme wrath of fans who were furious that the final season was riddled with plot holes and crashes.
Thoughts: Nikolaj said of the two characters’ travels: “You can tell how these two women turned out was due to their horrific upbringing. “