The newly premiered ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, ‘House of the Dragon’ has received rave reviews from viewers across the globe. The first season, which has already rolled out four episodes has left fans wanting more.
The latest episode features the young Queen Alicent Hightower essayed by Emily Carey having sex with King Viserys played by Paddy Considine. For those unversed, the actress was only 17 while filming the scene with the seasoned actor who is 30-years-older than her.
Emily, now 19, revealed to Newsweek that she was initially scared of doing it and was a bit concerned. However, the presence of intimacy coordinators on set made her experience a comfortable one.
“It scared me because at that point I still hadn’t met Paddy, I didn’t know how much of a joy he was and how easy he was going to make [the scene], and all I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and me, I was a bit concerned,” she said.
Meanwhile, ‘House of the Dragon’ has received a season 2 nod from HBO.
The renewal is not a surprise given the show shattered HBO’s record for the biggest premiere audience ever. Nearly 10 million people tuned in across all platforms.
Set 200 years before the events of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series and based on author George RR Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’ book from the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ universe, ‘House of the Dragon’ tells the story of House Targaryen.
The show also stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Martin co-created the series with Ryan Condal and ‘Game of Thrones’ director Miguel Sapochnik. Miguel however stepped down but will continue to be credited as an executive producer.
Additional executive producers include Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, and Ron Schmidt.
Shocking! ‘House of the Dragon’ co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik steps down ahead of season 2