Nikolaj Coster-Waldau gives a sexy stare on the cover of Men’s Health‘s May 2013 issue, on newsstands April 16.
Here is what the 42-year-old Game of Thrones actor had to share with the mag:
On why it took him so long to admit he wanted to act: “I always wanted to be an actor, but I just never told anyone. I had this superstition that if I said it out loud, it wouldn’t come true.”
On his favorite movie, Once Upon a Time in America: “Here I was growing up in a tiny village in Denmark. And I’m identifying 100 percent with this gangster from New York. And I think how amazing would it be to explore human behavior in that same way.”
On how he prepares to shoot a scene: “You have to be sharp when the camera’s rolling. I want to be totally unselfconscious, like a child playing. I do as much prep as possible so I can lose myself for those seconds.”
FYI: Nikolaj is wearing a Nudie Jeans top and jeans on the cover.
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