We Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About GOT Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Some lesser-known facts about the Game Of Thrones star we all know on screen

We Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About GOT Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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He’s the good boy/bad boy Jaime Lannister in the Game Of Thrones (GOT). For those who watch GOT Nikolaj Coster-Waldau needs no introduction and for those who don’t then let me tell you that he’s one of the most famous actors of the Game Of Thrones.

While we know him now as Jaime Lannister, and it took a decade for him to get famous in GOT, Nikolaj was already a star in his hometown Denmark much before he came to America. He starred in the Danish film Nightwatch in 1994 and he became famous in Denmark after that.

We bet you didn’t know that there are many such interesting facts to know about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for all the GOT obsessed fans. Read on…

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Had Absolutely No Idea About GOT!

He might have got recognition worldwide because of his role in GOT but did you know that Nikolaj had never heard about GOT before he landed the role in it? He has even admitted it and said that he knew nothing about it and it was producer and writer Brian Cogman who helped him to know more and give him insight to his character.

He Grew Up In A Village That Was Extremely Tiny

When I say extremely tiny, I really mean it! because the area in Mumbai that we live in alone would probably make almost 50 of those villages! The village where Nikolaj lived in was called Tybjerg in Denmark. He lived there with his mother and two sisters, and there were only 40 people living in that village!!

His Daughters Will Never Be Allowed To Watch GOT

He’s even admitted that he is not very proud about GOT and he would never let his kids watch it! Nikolaj who has two daughters; Philippa and Safina, does not want his daughters to watch him making out with his twin sister in the series and wants to keep his work and personal life separate.

If Not An Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Would Probably Be A Mountain Biker!

Yes, Nikolaj loves the Mountains Bikes. It is said that he is game anytime for mountain biking. He loves the outdoors and even enjoys horseback riding and fishing. (He’s just my type of guy! 🙂 )

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau enjoys horseback riding beside mountain biking and fishing
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau enjoys horseback riding beside mountain biking and fishing

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Can Cook To Save His Life And More!

Nikolaj’s favorite cuisine is Danish cuisine besides wine of course and he loves cooking too. Being a foodie cooking come naturally to him and apparently, he can whip up a great meal.

Nikolaj’s British Accent Is Fake!

We’ve all heard him speak in that typical British accent in GOT but did you know that it’s fake? Obviously, because he did not grow up in Britain. But he does it very well because he lived in London and was doing theater and that helped him pull it off like a pro!

There Is Something That Scares Nikolaj Too!

Nikolaj is not as brave as he looks! He like many of us is said to be terrified of horror films. He is quoted saying that he can never sit through an entire horror film.

Do you know anything more we don’t about Nikolaj? Feel free to share it here!