After its 2011 debut on HBO, “Game of Thrones” became a cultural phenomenon, earning several prizes and propelling its younger performers to international celebrity. It’s safe to say that “House of the Dragon” has revived the interest of many viewers and critics in Westeros, despite the fact that the final season left spectators feeling ambivalent about the region.
In the books by George R. R. Martin, the prequel series follows House Targaryen as it moves towards an infamous civil conflict known as “Dance of Dragons.” Even though the prequel takes place hundreds of years before “Game of Thrones,” its impact is nevertheless felt because fans are aware that there are few Targaryens left when the original series begins.
However, series star Emma D’Arcy recently revealed to Interview magazine that she had not seen “Game of Thrones” prior to her audition for the character of Rhaenys Targaryen, stating that she would not have performed as effectively if she had seen and liked the fantasy drama.
They noted: “I had not watched it before to the audition, which I believe is the sole reason I am qualified for the position. No way would I have made it through the audition process if I had the same passion for the program as I do today. I believe I would have given in to the pressure.”
However, D’Arcy stated that they were aware of the show.
“I have not been living under a rock, so it was in my peripheral awareness. In fact, it arrived at the perfect time in the run-up to filming “they claimed,
The actor was also aware of the source material from which “House of the Dragon” was adapted, having read “Fire & Blood” before to filming. Although they did not finish all of Martin’s lengthy “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels.
“I haven’t read every book. “Fire & Blood” is the book I’ve read that corresponds to the work we’re doing “D’Arcy said. “Not least because it is thrilling to read ahead and discover plot twists in your own novel. Strongly suggest it.”
The British actor added that the “ultimate challenge” of filming the series is keeping “stamina” during the lengthy production.
“Finding new resources to mine after 10 days of one emotionally taxing scene is difficult,” they continued.
Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, new episodes of “House of the Dragon” air on HBO.