Game Of Thrones’ Jaime Lannister actor says US desperately needs prison reform

Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has lifted the lid on his new film role as a white supremacist gang member, explaining to Larry King how the experience opened his eyes to the problems within the US prison system.

Best known for his role as Kingslayer Jaime Lannister (clean shaven) in the HBO series Game of Thrones, the Dane undergoes a frightening change for his new film ‘Shot Caller‘.

Directed by Ric Waugh, the film charts the transformation of a man from a family orientated stockbroker into a hardened criminal, who becomes embroiled in the LA gang world.

Coster-Waldau told Larry King Now how the film starts out when his character, Jacob, is jailed for inadvertently killing his friend in a traffic accident. Jacob is then thrown into what Coster-Waldau describes as a “shark tank” of a Californian prison, where has to survive in a racially segregated and violent environment.

“He comes into this prison which is completely segregated by race and he it’s like a shark tank,” Coster-Waldau said.

The actor, who is set to feature in the eighth season of Games of Thrones, said he hopes the film will make people think about the way prisons are run. (THE FULL ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING here)

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