A lot of talk about incest, brothels, and power relations but if there is a sex scene that is hard to see in episode four it is that of the young queen: “It was much easier than I thought it was going to be.”
Spoilers for episode 4 of ‘The house of the dragon’
The actress who plays Alicent Hightower, Emily Carey, has recalled her initial concern about filming a sex scene alongside Paddy Considine, King Viserys Targaryen. In the fourth episode of ‘The house of the dragon’, in addition to the already famous scene of incestuous sex between Targaryen’s uncle and niece, the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and her sick husband is intimate under the sheets, despite the expression Alicent’s awkward at all times. She so she told Newsweek.
We have an intimacy coordinator who was amazing. I was still 17 (at the time), and the first scene I read from the series 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. But it scared me, because at the time I hadn’t met Paddy yet, I didn’t know how cheerful he was and how easy he was going to do the scene, and all I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and I, I was A bit worried.
The former ‘Casualty’ actress also highlighted the intimacy coordinator’s ability to make Carey “not feel rejected or comfortable.”
When we got to the rehearsal room, no matter who was in which scenes, there was open dialogue about, “Look, this is how we approach this on the show. This is how it’s going to be different from the original. This is what This is what we want to talk about. This is what we want to present. This is how we want viewers to see the women on our show,” Carey added.
I think the open conversation is very important, it made us feel incredibly safe and secure in the hands of showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.
‘The house of the dragon’ continues its weekly broadcast every Sunday on HBO Max, and has already confirmed a second season.