The brutal fight between Jaime and Euron was the last-ever scene Nikolaj Coster-Waldau filmed for 'Game of Thrones'

Helen Sloan/HBONikolaj Coster-Waldau played Jaime Lannister on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

On the latest episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Jaime Lannister and Euron Greyjoy had a brutal fight to the death in a cove near King’s Landing. Though that wasn’t Jaime’s final moment onscreen, actor Pilou Asbæk (who plays Euron) told INSIDER it was the last day of shooting for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime).

“[Euron’s] final line is, ‘I’m the guy who got Jaime Lannister,'” Asbæk said. “But I felt like I was saying ‘I’m the guy who got to do the final scene with Nikolaj.'”


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Euron Greyjoy dying Pilou Asbaek HBO season eight episode five The BellsHelen Sloan/HBOPilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy, dying after Jaime Lannister stabbed him in the gut.

Though Euron died believing he was the one who killed Jaime Lannister (thanks to several well-placed stab wounds), Jaime survived long enough to make it to his twin and lover Cersei. The two Lannisters then died together when the Red Keep crumbled down upon them.


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“Nikolaj is not a guy who backs down, and I’m not a guy who backs down,” Asbæk said. “We’re both Danish and we’ve known each other for 20 years. So when we were doing [the fight], we had to go all in, because you don’t want to be the guy who chickens out.”

Both actors “got pretty bruised” during the two days of filming, and Asbæk even smashed his head into a rock at one point, “but it was fun.”

“It was Nikolaj’s final scene, and then he was wrapped on ‘Game of Thrones,’ so it was also very emotional,” Asbæk said. “Even though he’s super professional, you’re aware that when this wraps he’s done – Jaime Lannister is done on ‘Game of Thrones.'”

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” airs Sunday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET.

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