30 ACTORS I ADMIRE - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
This past June was my 20th year as an actor, since I left the National Theater school. I’ve always been working, but what’s so amazing is that there are very few moments where your own enthusiasm for a show is actually shared with an audience. That’s quite rare. It certainly doesn’t hurt to be on a show that people see and watch, and there’s no question that some of the opportunities I get now work-wise are related to Game of Thrones, for which I’m very grateful.
"There’s an expression in Denmark," Coster-Waldau says, licking his lips as the waitress sets down a glass of red wine and a big bowl of pork puffs on the table in front of him. “‘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.”
Nikolaj Coster Waldau ~ Details Magazine - April 2014 ( x )