The fates of Games of Thrones characters are guarded more closely than Khaleesi’s disobedient dragons. (Well, before Drogon escaped to save her from the Sons of the Harpy and deposit her back in Dotharaki territory).
So when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stopped by SiriusXM Hits 1‘s Morning Mash Up ahead of Sunday’s season 6 premiere, we asked him to show, not tell.
Presented with photos of various residents of the Seven Kingdoms, Coster-Waldau deserves a best actor Emmy just for his subtle facial expressions.
Cersai earns an “mm” and a smirk. Tyrion, a wince. Jon Snow “is dead.” And his own Jaime Lannister? The 45-year-old Dane just sipped the tea — but didn’t spill it.
Watch all of Coster-Waldau’s reactions in the video above. GoT season 6 airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO, and for more Sirius Hits 1, tune into Ch. 2 or listen on demand.