Emma D'Arcy reveals Matt Smith pitched crucial moment in 'House of the Dragon', fans say he should run show

Emma D'Arcy reveals Matt Smith pitched crucial moment in 'House of the Dragon', fans say he should run show
Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen and Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)

Fans went berserk with the ending of the last episode of 'House of the Dragon' Season 1. It has been one of the most-watched series in 2022, and it gave a neck-to-neck competition to Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Season 1 as fans were utterly confused about which series to pick as their favorite. The time lapse in the series have been consistent and very significant to justify their storyline. However, fans have mixed feelings about the last scene of the season, while some are inquisitive to know how Matt Smith's Daemon Targaryen found out, others are happy with how the series ending rolled out.

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Regardless of the tiff, the actors of the series have been satisfied with the kind of love, acknowledgment, and appreciation they have received from the viewers. As the prequel, 'Game of Thrones', has become monumental because of all the plot twists and the storyline, HBO's 'House of the Dragon' creators are hopeful to walk the path that the show has paved for them. 

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In a recent interview with GQ, Emma D'Arcy spilled a lot of beans about her new journey as Rhaenyra Targaryen when she revealed that Daemon pitched the idea of how the show's ending must be, to which the creators obviously agree. She said, "I had been very nervous about it, because by that point, there had been so many kinds of mountainous shapes in the landscape of that episode. I wanted to find clarity with a new kind of earth-shaking piece of news. But I actually had the most beautiful day of shooting. It did take a day, although half of that was the crew making that crane to do that beautiful movement you see in the episode." She further continued, "When we got on set to rehearse, it has to be known, it was Matt Smith, in a turn of f**king genius, who offered the idea that Daemon should give Rhaenyra the news while we're both walking away from the camera, towards the fireplace. It was a sublime choice, and I could see it instantly. We've sort of touched on it, but I think losing a child, losing her son, it reframes grief immediately."

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After this interview surfaced online fans had a lot to say, while some appreciated the cinematography aspect and the emotions behind it, others are trying to get a realistic point of view as to how Matt Smith's character Daemon got to know about the death of Lucerys Velaryon.

A fan said, "How did Daemon even know it happened? Not like Aemon texted him to say uncle I f**ked up," while another added, "The scenes that Matt has improvised have been some of the best in the show." A fan wrote, "Gave me chills. Fantastic acting, the extremely heavy strike of grief could be felt in D'Arcy's steps, her back, as she moved closer to the fire. It was breathtaking and heartbreaking," while another added, "I just want to know how they found out and how quickly." A fan shared, "I wish Matt Smith was the showrunner too since apparently he’s the only one who understand Daemon and gives him complexity." Another fan tweeted, "GIVE MATT SMITH A PLACE IN THAT WRITTING ROOM HE DOES A BETTER JOB THAN HALF OF THEM."

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It sure is a huge cliffhanger as the series' second season will take its sweet time to air. However, one thing appears to be certain 'House of the Dragon' Season 2 will see Rhaenyra throw herself into the war wholeheartedly, despite being reluctant to fight initially.

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