House Of The Dragon: King Viserys Actor Doesn’t Want Anyone Sitting On His Iron Throne

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HBO’s House of the Dragon is only a few weeks away until we witness the origins of the House Targaryen and their imminent fall from grace that would go down in history as the Dance of the Dragons.

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Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon

Set three centuries back, the Game of Thrones prequel will bring a new story and new cast, along with upgraded set props, including the coveted Iron Throne. It has been revealed that the production designers were quite practical when it comes to building the set and all of the props used.


House Of The Dragon’s King Viserys Is Possessive Of The Iron Throne

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Scene from House of the Dragon’s trailer

Actor Paddy Considine, who portrayed King Viserys I Targaryen, supposedly became possessive of the Iron Throne, according to an interview of his co-actors via The Hollywood Reporter.

Known for his iconic roles in BBC’s Peaky Blinders and The Outsider, Paddy might have been taking his character to heart. Steve Toussaint, who played Corlys Velaryon, said, “It was like it was his. At one point, I said to him — because my character has a throne too, but it’s nowhere near like that — I said, ‘You can sit on mine if I can sit on —’ and he was like, ‘Nah.’”

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Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen from HBO’s House of the Dragon

Another of his co-star, Olivia Cooke, who plays Alicent Hightower, revealed that she felt the awkwardness whenever she tries to sit on the Iron Throne. “On set, Paddy was quite territorial, so when he wasn’t looking I’d do a quick [sit]. It was just an aura, just a feeling that you got like, ‘OK, maybe don’t go up,‘” Cooke shared.

Whether Considine was deeply internalizing his role as King Viserys, or the actor just wanted to relish the opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne for a long time, one can see that the new seat is more majestic than the one in Game of Thrones.


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