GoT season 4: Where does Jamie Lannister go from here?

TV’s hottest medieval drama series Game of Thrones is back with a bang with season 4

GoT season 4: Where does Jamie Lannister go from here

More action, blood and gore awaits fans of widely popular TV series Game of Thrones (GoT). Following its record-breaking season four premiere last Sunday, two days later, HBO announced their decision to extend the fantasy drama by two more seasons (five and six).

The unexpected success of this cable TV series, which is adapted and based on George R. R. Martin’s books, have been nothing short of amazing - especially for its large (and growing) cast of lead actors who now enjoy huge fan followings thanks to the show’s massive global fan base.

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jamie Lannister, one of the show’s key characters (especially in season three), says opportunities have been streaming in for him the last two years, largely due to and “definitely linked to Game of Thrones.”

The 43-year-old, who has been in showbiz for more than 20 years, hit the big time only after starring in this epic TV drama.

No longer “just a head shot” after his successful turn as Jamie, Nikolaj has been subsequently casted in several notable movie productions such as 2013’s horror film, Mama Oblivion (which co-stars Tom Cruise), and a 2014 romcom vehicle, The Other Woman, headlined by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton (it will premiere in Singapore next week).

“Work-wise what it does is open some doors of course. Primarily because people see the show, they’ll watch it and suddenly, you know, the directors or producers that you want to see your work are actually seeing it,” he said, during an interview in London.

In fact, this was how his lead starring role in The Other Woman came about, says Nickolaj. “I mean I don’t know why Nick Cassavetes, who direct it, wanted me, but I’m very grateful that he did because it was something unusual,” he shared. “And now I’m going out to Australia to do this bid budget American film called Gods of Egypt.”

Indeed. There’s no stopping this “Lannister” in fiction and in reality. Read on for more as Nikolaj lets on the fate of his character after he loses a hand (and gains a golden hand in return), and tells us what’s next for Lord Commander Jamie and his biological sister Cersei.

Premiering within a week of its US premiere, the new season of Game of Thrones airs in Asia on Sunday, April 13 at 10pm on HBO / HBO HD (StarHub TV Ch 601). Also available free on HBO On Demand from Monday, April 21.

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