Game of Thrones Spoilers: Jaime and Cersei’s Relationship Revisited
At the conclusion of Game of Thrones Season 3, saw incestuous lovers Jaime and Cersei Lannister reunited, but the scene was cut short before we could see them interact. With Season 4 now nearly upon us, what should we expect from these two now that they’re under the same roof again?
Lena Headey, who portrays Cersei, tells Entertainment Weekly, “[Cersei's] trying to reestablish her relationship with Jaime, but it’s changed beyond repair... She believes he can protect her and do what she’s not allowed to as a woman. So, I think when he returns with [his sword hand having been cut off], she’s like: That’s the thing I didn’t have and now you now don’t have it so what do I want you for?”
Lena also goes on to say that she doesn’t think Cersei loves Jaime as much as he loves her. “I think he’s in love with her, but I think Cersei is ever movable — she’s driven by what she needs,” Lena continues. “I think Jaime is more of a chess figure for her than somebody she would do anything for.”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, agrees. “I think he loves her more,” the actor reveals to Entertainment Weekly. “It’s always been unbalanced, and that’s never good.” Jaime’s had a long journey back to Cersei, and he’s going to find things just aren’t the same now that he’s back. “He’s been wanting to get back to [Cersei] for the duration of his trip,” Nikolaj says. “You want to just go back to the way it was. But it’s not that easy. A lot has happened in her life as well.”