‘Game of Thrones’ actor hints that Cersei Lannister may get a new ally in season 7

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Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy on ‘Game of Thrones’ Helen Sloan/HBO

Euron Greyjoy’s role in season 6 was brief (he only appeared in two episodes), but he made quite an impact — especially for a character introduced so late in the series.

If you need a quick refresher, Theon’s Uncle Euron came back to the Iron Islands after a long absence to push his brother Balon (Theon’s dad) off a rope bridge in the rain.

Since he took away his niece Yara’s opportunity to be queen at the last minute, Euron is the King of the Iron Islands now. The last time we saw him, he wasn’t happy with his niece and nephew after they took a bunch of ships to Daenerys in Meereen before he could get to her and form an alliance himself.

Actor Pilou Asbaek recently discussed Euron’s bigger role in the upcoming seventh season with Entertainment Weekly.

“He’s much more just f — ing enjoying himself this season,” Asbaek said. “He’s more charming. He takes himself seriously, but not too seriously.”

Without Daenerys Targaryen on his side, it sounds like Euron will have a better-suited ally for his unpredictable and menacing personality (and affinity for murder): Cersei Lannister.

“For Euron, the question is, ‘Who gives me the best odds?'” Asbaek said. “Is it the dragon mother? No. Is it with Cersei? I think it is. Dany is still trying to be a good, decent, honest person. Cersei sold her soul many years ago. Maybe that’s why Euron likes the idea of her.”

“Game of Thrones” returns on July 16th.