With a possible new baby on the horizon for twins Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) on Game of Thrones, Coster-Waldau responds to the popular Valonqar fan theory that could tear the happy family apart if it comes true on the show.
In the latest episode of Game of Thrones, titled 'Eastwatch', a lot of drama went down between all the factions in Westeros, including the burning of House Tarly through dragon fire - not Sam, of course - tensions in the North between sisters Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and the biggest reveal yet dropped by Gilly (Hannah Murray) of all people that Prince Rhaegar Targaryen had his first marriage annulled and married another woman secretly in Dorne (Elia Martell and Lyanna Stark, respectively, we assume). But, one of the biggest shockers came from King's Landing when Cersei told Jamie that he was going to be a father again, and this time he would actually be able to claim the child as his own.
In a new interview with Bustle, Coster-Waldau opens up about whether or not he believes Cersei is actually pregnant and his character's reaction to the big baby news, but one of the more eye-catching comments he made was about the popular Valonqar theory. Here is what he said:
"I think it's a great theory. But even if I did know, obviously I couldn't share anything, but I think it's a great theory. There's a beautiful, poetic truth to it, so who knows?"
The theory in question has roots in George R. R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire - which serves as the show's inspiration - that states Cersei is going to be killed by her little brother. While many people, Cersei included, jump straight to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) as the "little brother" who will do the deed, there's also a possibility that Jamie will be the one to kill his sister. Even though they're twins, Cersei was born first so that makes Jamie her little brother even though they were both born on the same day.
If Jamie turns to be the Valonqar in Cersei's life, it does make the legitimacy of the pregnancy a bit fishy because Cersei lying about something so personal to Jamie could definitely tear the loyal twins apart, making the betrayal "poetic" indeed.
Game of Thrones' next episode “Beyond the Wall” airs Sunday August 20 at 9pm ET on HBO and its streaming services.