Paddy Considine reveals George RR Martin’s high praise for his HOTD character

Paddy Considine portrays King Viserys I Targaryen in HBO’s hit prequel series Game of Thrones house of the dragon. According to the actor, author George RR Martin gave his role high praise.

Speak with meeting In a recent profile of many of the actors involved in the show, Considine recalled a moment when he was able to speak to Martin. According to Considine, Martin highly praised his portrayal of Viserys, calling it better than even his own character in the book.

“His words to me were that you played Viserys better than he ever imagined. “Your Viserys is better than my Viserys,” said Considine. “To get a nod from such a creator that he wants to go back and rewrite the history of Viserys is really flattering. When the second season started filming, there was a little bit of jealousy and I wasn’t there anymore. But at least I made a difference.”

Of course, Considine will no longer be involved with the series going forward, as Viserys dies during the show’s first season, sparking the “Dance of the Dragons,” the civil war between the Targaryens.

What to Expect from House of the Dragon Season 2

Season 1 ended with the death of King Viserys, leaving the Targaryens in utter chaos with regard to the next rightful heir – Prince Aegon or Princess Rhaenyra. The next season marks the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons, with each side gathering as many allies and dragons as possible to ensure the defeat of the other.

The series currently stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Graham McTavish, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson and John Macmillan with , Savannah Steyn and Theo Nate. Season 2 also added Gayle Rankin, Russell Beale, Freddie Fox and Abubakar Salim.

Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and fall of the Targaryens – the only Dragonlord family to survive the fall of Valyria. It is set 300 years before the events of the award-winning Game of Thrones series adaptation, the final episode of which aired in 2019.

House of the Dragon is directed by George RR Martin, Ryan Condal and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also serving as showrunners. Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis and Sara Lee Hess are executive producers.