Paddy Considine has played King Viserys Targaryen ever since House of the Dragon started airing. Being the fifth king to rule the Targaryen Dynasty, King Viserys met his demise in the latest episode of the series. The episode itself had been increasing anticipation of an already brewing war amongst the Targaryens.
The actor had to finally part with his beloved character after his long reign as the ruler of House Targaryen. With this departure, Paddy Considine did not leave his fans without a few heartfelt words. The audience has undoubtedly been mesmerized by his performance and has only got praise for the actor who played the fifth king.
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Paddy Considine Gives Says His Last Goodbyes To His Character
In his Instagram post, Paddy Considine posted a photo of him and his on-screen love interest, Sian Brooke, who played Queen Aemma Arryn in House of the Dragon with a caption that gave out a message to his character and the love King Viserys received during his run in the show.
“It was an incredible adventure where I made lots of new friends that will be with me for the rest of my life. I’d like to thank the creators for allowing me the freedom to make Viserys my own. I have never loved a character so much.”
The character itself has been much-loved so the actor portraying the Targaryen ruler only grew more attached to his role. His connection with his co-star Brooke, and how much he enjoyed working with her. His improvised scenes, that the impact of his Queen’s death on the character and Considine himself. He stated how Viserys died with his Queen, leaving a major part of him with the woman he loves who lived no longer.
Paddy Considine’s Fans Bidding Farewell And Expressing Their Love
The image he shared only filled the fans with more admiration for the actor and the role he was playing. Fans on Twitter and Instagram expressed their love for King Targaryen and how amazingly the Dead Man actor had personified the role.
Perfect picture to end it on as well. Thank you Paddy! 👑
— Astro (@SenjuAstro) October 12, 2022
He did so good pic.twitter.com/2pCtaZ7hFk
— Moosher 🐉 🧩🔪 (@MARKHOFFM4N) October 12, 2022
The heartbreak in the fans’ words as they talk about learning to get used to not having to see Considine around was truly touching. Many even say that he was the main reason they were watching the show in the first place. To most, Viserys had not been a likable character in the books but the actor’s portrayal made them change their mind in an instant.
Beautiful words, and I will miss Viserys he was one of my favorite to the very end 😢
— Cleo Griffith (@GriffithCleo) October 12, 2022
— mal saw ps 1 (@tidalwind) October 12, 2022
His acting has only been appreciated and the audience has been expressing again and again how much they would miss Paddy Considine as the fifth king. His acting, his final scene, and his parting with the character have made many tear up, they as well finding it difficult to part ways with the character and the face behind him.
House of the Dragon airs every Sunday on HBO Max.
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