The scripts of ‘Game of Thrones’ self-destruct after the shootings
Those responsible for Game of Thrones continues its tireless struggle to avoid the leaks of the eighth and final season of the series. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has told Cannes that the scripts that come to the actors have a curious way of “dying”.
“They are very, very strict, this year has reached a level of madness, they give us the scripts and, when we have shot the scene, as we only have them in digital format, they just fade in. It’s something like ‘Mission: Impossible ‘, this will self-destruct’.
In another area of things, Coster-Waldau confessed that the series will end as it has to end.
“It will end as we had to finish, and the series ends on its own terms,” confesses Coster-Waldau. “When I read the scripts for the last season, I thought: ‘Wow, they did it.’ It’s a solid story from the first to the ninth season (eight, actually, Nikolaj, you get distracted) and everything makes sense.”
What can we infer from all this? The first thing is that Coster-Waldau is not especially given issues of numbers, but knowing that the end makes sense is reassuring and discards an epilogue Lost style , where it turns out that everyone was dead from the beginning.
It also seems that we will have to return to the first season to pull some narrative threads to square the conclusion. But what will Coster-Waldau miss most when he hangs for the last time Jaime Lannister’s luxurious clothes?
“I’m going to miss people, and I’m going to miss Belfast too,” he said.