Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for Details Magazine

Posted on April 18, 2014

Kingslayer looks so much better with the shorter hair this season, don’t you find?

And don’t you also find that Kingslayer is knocking you out with those Danish thighs?

Nikolaj-Coster-Waldau-Details-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1“Game of Thrones” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau covers the May 2014 issue of Details Magazine photographed by Mark Seliger.

It takes a special man to sit down in white jeans and not have his thighs look like two loaves of white bread.

On his early success in Denmark: “It made me kind of an asshole. My first job out of drama school was a big hit, so I thought that was the way it worked. You make a movie and it becomes a big hit. Every time. But, of course, it didn’t happen that way. […] There’s an expression in Denmark, ‘Don’t fly any higher than your ears will carry you.’ It means don’t get cocky. Keep your feet solidly planted on the ground. Don’t think you’re special. Don’t think you’re better than anyone else. It’s a fundamentally different approach than you have in America.”

On the rumors that he cheated with Cameron Diaz: “My wife started getting letters from women all over. ‘You should know what your husband is cheating on you with Cameron Diaz. Cameron Diaz is not to be trusted.’ My wife just laughed, but still…”

On “Game of Thrones” fans: “Yeah, it’s crazy. There are some very intense fans. We did a premiere last year in Seattle, and I got a taste of it. It was a little claustrophobic. All these people wanting to take a picture with me. One guy was like, ‘Do you mind if I take a picture of your shoe? I have a thing with shoes…'”

Gotta love an actor who admits he was an asshole. More of them should do it. All of them should do it, really. He seems to have a hilariously anxious relationship with super-fandom. Once they start cosplaying you at Comic-Con, it must get a little surreal. If he hasn’t gotten used to it by now, he’s probably never going to. Then again, he has the rest of his life to work on it, because we guarantee people will still be dressing up as Jaime Lannister for Comic-Con (and other various opportunities for nerd drag shows) thirty years from now. Ask Adam West or Mark Hamill.




And then there’s that.

That should get you over the hump of your day.





[Photo Credit: Mark Seliger for Details Magazine]

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  • WendyD

    Words. Words. Words. Words. Abs.

  • MilaXX

    mmm, these are yummy!

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I would give my right hand to sit in that lap.

    • International Model

      I’d need my right hand if I’m going to be in that lap….

      • Lucía Gavello

        I’d gladly have Bronn help me train the left one 😉

        • Elizabeth Phillips

          See, I’m weird and would rather have Bronn…

          • Lucía Gavello

            Search Robson and Jerome on youtube, thank me later 😉

          • Elizabeth Phillips

            Oh, I know ALL about Robson and Jerome. Find them terribly entertaining – not phenomenally talented singers, but very entertaining. There’s just something about Jerome Flynn…

    • Kristin McNamara

      I see what you did there.

  • International Model

    Nikolaj needs to find some co-hot Danish men and make an exercise video about the benefits of doing handstand push ups. I guarantee it would sell and no one would be doing any exercising while watching.

    EDIT: Been staring at that upside down drawstring…it’s very suggestive.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, not that kind of exercising . . .

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Mads Mikkelson works for me….

      • International Model

        Have you seen “The Hunt”? He plays a (sexy) kindergarten teacher.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          Yes indeed, he was delish in that…

    • littlemac8

      HaHaHa! As I scrolled down the handstand photo at first I thought he was pulling a T over his head!! Anybody else see that??

  • Sobaika


  • Dandesun

    Hot Danish man. That’s all. Hot Danish man.

  • Watterson

    I keep trying to come up with something insightful to say, but all I got running through my head is “I wanna touch his abs with my hands and maybe face.” Damn. This is why Game of Thrones needs more gender neutral nudity.

  • anonylind

    Oh my.

  • Tanya Wade

    I was going to say I preferred him dirty and with the long hair, and then I saw the handstand/drawstring pants photo and what was I saying? I forget….

  • Anna

    Mmm, thank you! I’ve been craving Danish!

  • @Biting Panda


  • marlie

    A *tremendous* end to Sausage Friday. Thank you, uncles. Now, if you’ll excuse me for a few minutes…

  • NurseEllen

    The song “Hot Cross Buns” just popped into my head.

    • TropiCarla

      Indeed. LMAO

  • Aurora Leigh

    Omigod, YUM. This totally makes up for not-Hardy.

  • formerlyAnon

    Very, very pretty.

    And whoever dressed him in soft loose clothing above the thighs is my personal cover shot hero(ine).

  • Vanja

    Well, well, that’s a nice scroll-down.

  • jilly_d

    He is extremely hot. Jaime Lannister became one of my favorites in the GoT books over time, and Nikolai is absolutely terrific on the show. I’m only watching season 3 right now (boo for no HBO) but I just watched the one where he says goodbye to Brienne at Bolton’s. His reaction shot when Brienne calls him Ser Jaime instead of Kingslayer made me BAWL. In fact I’m tearing up right now thinking about it.

    • International Model

      The indefinable relationship between Jaime/Brienne is one of the most heartbreaking and touching storylines.

      • jilly_d

        Agreed. If I never read another word about Dany or Stannis or Davos or Oberyn again, and Martin gave all those words to the Jaime/Brienne story, I would die of happiness. They’ve each made the other more whole. Stop! I’m crying.

        • Coolekat

          Yes, they are star crossed. I love them but I’m all about Sansa and the Hound. Is anyone as disappointed as I am about the new Dario – I know I haven’t spelled it right?

          • tween00

            Yes! The new guy is so… ordinary. Last season’s Dario was a hottie! It’s like they changed the whole character. I can’t believe the Mother of Dragons would find him remotely interesting!

          • jilly_d

            I haven’t gotten there in the show yet (Arya is still with him where I’m at!) but I did adore their chapters together in the book so I’m looking forward to it. As for Dario (Daario?), by the time he enters the story I’m so pissed at Dany for wasting her potential that I can’t be objective.

  • Penelope White

    Yummy, I love all things Scandi.

  • Cele Deemer


  • JauntyJohn

    I really need to look into visiting Denmark.

    • homofascist

      I had a Danish once and it was…impressive. And delicious. Delicious and impressive.

      • demidaemon

        Is that a double-entendre there? Because if it is, I heartily approve.

    • LadyVimes

      On my first visit to Denmark, I spent the entire bus ride from the airport gaping out the window with my jaw on the ground like a loon, watching the men riding by on bicycles. It was as if I had flown into a twilight zone where all the men were ridiculously good-looking. Aka my version of heaven.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Much better with the short hair.

  • Pennymac

    Dayum. That is all.

  • MitchellGilburne

    …or under the hump of your day 😉

  • FridaStaire

    Adam West! What is he up to these days?

    • kim bunchalastnames

      family guy. he’s the mayor of quahog.

      • FridaStaire

        Thanks! Great to know he’s still involved with law and order!

  • NBG

    Lots of great thighs on this Sausage Friday. I thank you, boys. I thank you.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Now we’re talking! God bless the Kingslayer. Hot damn.

  • sienna elm



  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I don’t know who he is, but I thought his cover shot was ok … Then I scrolled down. Ay Carumba!!!!

    • Coolekat

      JQ – go to Wikipedia to game of thrones. This is something you need to know about.

  • homofascist

    This has been a particularly satisfying Sausage Friday. Thank you boys!

  • deltabronze

    Nice to see a chest that hasn’t been waxed.

    • jilly_d


    • Anna

      God bless his chest hair.

  • flamingoNW


  • Zippypie

    Now THAT is a fine Sausage Friday!!! Excuse me while I go take a cold shower….

  • greymain

    That should get you over the hump of your day. oh…. mos def.

  • procrastinatrice

    I was NOT prepared for that scroll-down…I stared and stared and stared. That upside down shot may be the sexiest photo of a man I have ever seen.

    • Anna

      I scrolled up and down, and up and down between the last two shots an obscene amount of times. Luckily, I had the day off work so I was able to do this in private.

  • Tricia

    Rawr. Man… that was refreshing.

  • Laylalola

    He definitely looks great with the shorter hair (and darker color). I know he’s a main character, but he never really popped out of that bunch of lookers for me until that recent Vanity Fair cover

  • Tabby_abby

    My afternoon needed this. So yummy!

  • Coolekat

    Oh my.

  • in a pickle

    Might have to pop Wimbledon into the dvd player. I became aware of him as the bf in that movie- bf of Paul Bettany no less. So much hotness in one film.

    • natty_bat

      I love him as Jamie Lannister, but in my heart he’ll always be Dieter…

  • Anne

    Yowza. I don’t watch the show, but wooooow.

  • sockandaphone

    what a PLEASANT scroll down

  • Manon de Reeper

    The Other Woman ruined his chest for me forever. Very very unfortunate movie.

  • BlairBear

    Details knows it’s audience

  • Alloy Jane

    I don’t watch that show so I have no idea why exactly you called him Kingslayer, but since I’m stlll a nerd, I wondered when the last time he killed Arthas was.

    • Dandesun

      Just a different kind of nerd is all.

    • demidaemon

      I love the WoW reference, even if it is totally in another canon.

      • Alloy Jane

        Well, some of his cast mates are part of that “Since Vanilla” crowd so who knows? Maybe he HAS virtually/literally killed Arthas lol.

        • demidaemon


  • Presumptuous Insect

    He looks great. Woo!

  • Celticharpist

    I’m sorry, I seem to be drooling on my computer. Definitely bookmarking this one for later…

  • prisma


  • bitchybitchybitchy

    My sausage Friday is now complete. The BK’s absolutely have the best uncles.

  • demidaemon

    *drools* Is it awful that I wish he had been dfoused with water for the cover shot?

  • LuisaNL

    dearest Uncles, thank you!

  • Esz

    My god he is just perfection. *drool* Wish *I* was his wife! heh

  • Alicia

    It’s that whole Jante law thing, isn’t it? The total antithesis of Hollywood individualism.

    He’s gorgeous. I hope he survives ASOIAF – I want them to change his nickname to Kingmaker by the end.

  • MannahattaMamma

    shit goddamn. maybe it’s time I went back to GoT.

  • Vanessa

    love him, he’s such a good actor :)

  • Dhammadina

    Danish thighs. Yes. Thank you. How about Danish arms and torso. He’s still missing his hand though.

  • LadyVimes


    (sorry, I had to)
    I love an author who can take a despicable character and make you like him (even grudgingly). The Jaime Lannister Character Evolution is my favorite in the books.

    Now back to admiring that lovely Danish physique. Mmm.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      we call it “the redemption arc” here, but yes. yes, yes, YES! … um, sorry.

  • colorjunky

    Don’t use the word HUMP in reference to this HUNK, it’s more than I can stand!

  • kim bunchalastnames

    oh, jaime. jaime, jaime, jaime. *fans self*

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Oh my my my. Han er udsøgt. Udsøgt!

  • Glammie

    Sigh. You gave us both Nikolaj and Jude Law. I am late to the party, but very happy. Jaime Lannister’s bod, Jude’s eyes, both sets of cheekbones and both accents. Excellent.

  • Sam Smith

    Arya, Tyrion and then Jamie are my favorite characters.

    Oh and I’m Danish, wonderful country and people.

  • andreawey

    you had to say hump didn’t you…….;)

  • Danielle


  • Jacob Bowen

    JUST the right amount of fur…and abs. Mmmmmm.