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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Says He's Not Ready to Watch ‘House of the Dragon’

April 6, 2023

LOS ANGELES — Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jamie Lannister in "Game of Thrones," said he is not ready yet to watch the series' prequel "House of the Dragon."

The Danish actor admitted he found it “too soon” to watch prequel series after hearing the “similar” opening credits which echoed the original "Game of Thrones" intro.

“I have not [watched it],” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “One day it came on and I saw the opening credits. And it was a little strange because it was the same music and the title sequence was kind of similar. I was like, ‘Ah, this is too soon. Too soon.'”

He explained that he'll eventually watch the show, but not yet. "I’ll give it a couple of seasons, then I can binge watch it and then there’s the whole thing. But I know that so many people love that show, and I’m really happy for them.”

Likewise, Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen in the original series said she feels it's "weird" to watch the new show. “It’s too weird,” Clarke told Variety. “I just can’t do it. It’s so weird. It’s so strange. It’s kind of like someone saying, ‘You want to go to this school reunion that’s not your year? You want to go to that school reunion?’ That’s kind of how it feels. I’m avoiding it.”

But she added, “I’m so happy it’s happening. I’m so over the moon [about] all the awards. Everyone who’s made it.”

Meanwhile, fellow Game of Thrones" co-star Kit Harington confirmed that he will star on a series spinoff featuring his character Jon Snow which, he said will revisit the “trauma” following the events of “Game of Thrones." On a blog post, author George R.R. Martin clarified there are “four live-action successor shows in development at HBO,” one of them being the Harington-led spinoff.


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