Game Of Thrones: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Gwendoline Christie’s Relationship | PeopleTV
is an iconic interview, so here’s the transcript (of the audio) because I am, once again, procrastinating.
Gwendoline: Um, I didn’t think we’d get along, because […]
Nikolaj: I knew from the moment I saw her [that we would get along].
Gwen: […] from the first time I met Nikolaj, he was off with me.
(A scene from GoT is shown; “You’re much uglier in daylight.”)
Gwen: I saw him in a makeup truck; someone said — I was very nervous, because I thought Nik — I thought Nikolaj was a great actor. And they said, “Do you want to meet Nikolaj?” and I said, “No, I’m really nervous,” and they said, “No, he’s fine!” I went in and he’s sitting in the chair and he looked at me and just looked me up and down and said, “Yes?” And that’s how we met, and then the — after that — and I got annoyed, actually, because, really […]
Nik: And she never gets annoyed.
Gwen: […] no one had ever treated me like that before. (She starts telling the story to Nikolaj.) And then the next time was at the read-through, when you marched up to me and said, “We need to go and rehearse now,” and I said, “Well I’m actually having s—” and you said, “Well I hope you’re not going to be difficult about all this.”
Nik: Did I s—? (He looks at the interviewer.) Wow.
Gwen: That’s what you said.
Nik: It’s really not my…
Gwen: And Nina Gold said — Nina Gold said, “Oh, this is great, this is exactly what we wanted. We didn’t know it would turn out like this.”
(A second scene from GoT is shown; “It’s a long way to King’s Landing. We might as well get to know one another.”)
Nik: That’s not how I — that’s not — that’s — that’s—
Gwen: Never once did I — really, what do — what do you remember?
Nik: I just — I actually remember that we instantly hit it off.
(A sequence of GoT scenes; “Valyrian steel…” “It’s yours.”)
Gwen: (laughs) Where?
Nik: It was just like…like… “Do you want to go have a drink?” “Yes! Let’s go have a drink!” And we would talk about…personal stuff, (Gwendoline laughs) one’s love life. And I realized that…
Gwen: (Still laughing) Stop it! No, stop it!