The spin-off of game of Thrones, house of the dragon (The Dragon’s House, in Portuguese), currently on show on the HBO Max platform, is full of hot scenes. And, when reading the script, one of the stars of the series, Emily Carey, at the time just 17 years old, revealed that she was quite apprehensive.
The reason? In addition, of course, to everything that involves scenes of nudity and intimacy, her partner on screen is actor Paddy Considine, 30 years her senior.
Carey plays Alicent Hightower, a young woman who marries King Viserys I (played by Considine). The revelation was made to the magazine newsweek. According to the actress, she was initially “afraid” and “worried” about filming the intimate moments of House of the Dragon after watching its predecessor series.
“There is a lot of rough sex [em GoT] and it made me nervous,” Carey said, adding, “I was like, ‘Oh God, what am I going to have to do on this show?’
The production, however, had an intimacy coordinator, who, according to the actress, was “amazing”. She revealed that having someone on set to help execute the sensitive scenes made her feel more comfortable.
House of the Dragon (HBO/Play)
“The first scene I read from the show was my sex scene and my intimacy scenes, which includes the scene where I’m bathing the king – anything that felt intimate was considered an intimacy scene, which I thought was great, – told Carey.
She revealed: “But it scared me because at that point I still didn’t know Paddy, I didn’t know how cheerful he was and how easy he would do it. [a cena]and all I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and I was a little worried.”
According to Carey, the intimacy coordinator allowed her to talk about everything and not feel embarrassed or avoided, as well as helping with her boundaries.
The actress’ position, however, is different from the star’s conception of game of Thrones, Sean Bean – who played Ned Stark. For him, the coordinators on the set steal the “spontaneity” of the scenes.
According to the actor, in an interview with teams“the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone taking it to a technical exercise.” Bean’s interview was published in August, before Carey’s lines.
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