House of the Dragon season 1 spoilers follow.
House of the Dragon star Paddy Considine has opened up about his experience rewatching his last scene as King Viserys.
The actor confessed that he “burst into tears” due to his character’s deteriorating appearance before his death, as it reminded him of a heartbreaking family loss.
“I didn’t see episode eight, but my wife and my daughter did see it and they were pretty upset about it,” Considine explained during a speech at The Adam Buxton Podcast. “My wife said, ‘Just watch the end’.
“Years ago I’d watched my dad die of cancer and he just went downhill fast from diagnosis to death. You know, he got skeletal so fast.
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“So when [my wife] showed me that last thing and my face came up. I just burst into tears because I looked like the image of my father when he was dying, the image of him, and it was shocking. It was really, really shocking to me.
“I had put so many features of my mom into this character, Viserys, but when I saw that I was like ‘That’s my dad’ and it was terrifying. So it was pretty impressive.”
Reflecting on his experience filming the Viserys death scene, Considine revealed that he “put everything into that character”, which involved shooting “many days from that bed”.
Despite finding Viserys’ final moments in the Game of Thrones Because prequel series are too challenging for him to watch, the actor looks back fondly on his time as a fictional monarch.
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“The character of King Viserys enters House of the Dragon“I think that’s probably the best character I’ve ever played in my eyes,” he revealed. ‘The story was right. The character was right.”
The HBO fantasy series ended earlier this year and a second is already in the works.
While there is currently no confirmed release date for House of the Dragon Season 2 HBO chief Casey Bloys previously hinted that the new episodes could appear sometime in 2024.
House of the Dragon is broadcast HBO in the US and beyond Sky Atlantic Ocean and NOW in the UK. Season 2 has been confirmed. Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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