House of the Dragon: Matt Smith on Daemon’s “Ill-Conceived” Brotherly Love

house of the dragon Star Matt Smith recently opened up about his character Daemon Targaryen’s morals and brotherly love.

What did Matt Smith say about House of the Dragon’s Daemon?

Speaking about Daemon, Smith noted that the character “feels like he always does the right thing,” but he doesn’t know “if there’s a good guy waiting to come out of him.”

“I think Daemon has his own sense of morality, so he always feels like he’s doing the right thing,” Smith said. “I think his love for his brother is true. It’s just unconventional sometimes. And if you think he’s doing the right thing, it really isn’t. And if he thinks he’s doing the wrong thing, he’s not. I don’t know if there’s a good guy waiting to emerge in Daemon, but I definitely think there’s a side of him that’s loyal.”

Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and fall of the Targaryens, the only dragon lord family to survive the fall of Valyria. It is set 200 years before the events of the award-winning Game of Thrones series adaptation, the final episode of which aired in 2019.

The first season was directed by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Also in attendance were Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan and Savannah Steyn , and Theo Nate.