Speaking in a recent interview, the 48-year-old US actor teased: “He’s returning home, and returning home a new person.
“He has Dany and the dragons on his side but he is a very different person than when he left this place. And he’s returning to a brother he loves and a sister he …”
At the end of the last season, Tyrion was seen returning to Westeros at the side of Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) as her advisor as she prepared to take back the Iron Throne.
However, he is set for some tough times ahead when he comes back to the Seven Kingdoms after being broken out of jail by his brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and forced to become a stowaway as he fled to Braavos.
Tyrion Lannister is now working with Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones season 7
His words suggest that there is going to be much friction between Tyrion and Cersei with the latter possibly still trying to kill him.
However, given his newly-elevated status to the Queen’s Hand to the Mother of Dragons, Cersei could be on the back foot in her conflict with Tyrion.
The relationship between Tyrion and Cersei has always been prickly, due to her belief that her little brother killed their mother Joanna Lannister in childbirth, but it is set to take another turn for the worse in season seven.