Paddy Considine says 'House of the Dragon' is not a spin-off, it is 'Game of Thrones'!
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Fans were heartbroken when 'Game of Thrones' had ended. It was the most-talked-about show globally with a cult-like fan base, so when 'House of the Dragon' was announced by the creators and HBO, fans could not keep calm anymore. As the day of the release is right around the corner, 'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' cast was spotted in London’s Leicester Square on Monday evening to attend the premiere of HBO's highly anticipated show.
The ones who graced us with their presence on the red carpet of the mini castle were: Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen I), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower). Meanwhile, Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Emily Carey (Young Alicent Hightower) and Milly Alcock (Young Rhynaera were also spotted on the red carpet.
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On the red carpet, some of the cast members shared their thoughts to Variety expressing their feelings at that moment, and some shared their opinions about the show. While lounging away on the replica throne of the show at the red carpet, Consindine shared his opinions saying, "This is 'Game of Thrones'! It’s not a spin-off. That is what impressed me the most when I read the script."
Adding to that, the producer of the series, Ryan J Condal said: "There’s definitely connectivity (with 'Game of Thrones') It’s tricky because it’s 200 years so there are no characters that survive so you’re connecting ideas and themes and objects. There are certainly things like that so there are definitely things you will recognize from the future (from the era of 'Game of Thrones')."
When a fan inquired about the anti-hero of the series via a videolink, Condal answered saying, "It’s a Westeros universe which means there are no villains and no heroes, there are only brave people that do brave things and bad things and sometimes both at the same time. So you’ll have to make your own choices who do you think the villain is." It is definitely intriguing as the highly awaited show does not have a fixed villain, the mass might have different opinions this time around about the villain of the show which is yet another very interesting thing the fans claim.
During a conversation with Milly Alcock, who will be seen portraying the young Rhaenyra Targaryen, explained that it was "a bit mental" as the red carpet was surrounded with a mass crowd. The 22-year-old actress explained how close she got with the cast members of 'House of the Dragon' as she was shooting during the pandemic in London. "We are a big family and these guys literally became my family because I was living on the other side of the world from my family," she said.