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House of the Dragon star Paddy Considine is appreciative that he was given an opportunity to play such a monumental position. He performs King Viserys within the prequel sequence, the king of King’s Landing almost 200 years earlier than Game of Thrones, and he’s not taking it as a right.
In an interview with Collider, Considine shared that he didn’t contemplate himself the probably actor for such a prestigious position and praises the present for “taking a chance” on him.
“Yeah, but props to them because that’s them thinking outside the box. There are so many people out there that wouldn’t ever consider me for the role of a king, so power to them for thinking outside the norm and thinking that I’d be a good choice. Obviously, Miguel [Sapochnik] saw something in work that I’d done previously, and thought I had the qualities to take on this part. Good on him for taking a chance on me. That’s a really big thing, because people don’t. I remember being offered a series, years ago in England, and the director I’d worked with previously said, “I just don’t think I can see him as a policeman.” I used to be like, ‘I’m by no means going to get the possibility, if that’s the case. What would you like me to play? Hoodlums off council estates for the remainder of my life? What am I going to do? How am I ever going to get the possibility to play quite a lot of characters, if that’s your perspective?’ So, I’m actually grateful to them.”
In the sequence, King Viserys has the tough duty of selecting who would be the new inheritor. A toddler is on the way in which, who he believes will likely be a son, however each his brother Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and his daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) must be thought of.
Considine has performed within the comedies Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, and extra just lately HBO’s The Third Day restricted sequence starring Jude Law, and all they’ve been a far cry from something kingly. Sapochnik directed a number of the most memorable Game of Thrones episodes, nonetheless, and he clearly is aware of what he’s doing.
Considine additionally spoke about what it was like when he obtained the position and whether or not he was intrigued or terrified due to the expectations that got here together with it. “It was a bit of both,” stated Considine. “It’s not that you don’t want to take on the role, but there’s a big chance that you’ll lose your anonymity. I’m relatively on unscathed. I move around very stealthily, and I don’t get recognized. I don’t get any of that kind of stuff. My fear was, ‘What if that changes?’ I live a pretty quiet existence, as much as I can. But you equally can’t go into something like this that’s already established and be surprised that there will be global interest in the show.”
To say that GOT was a giant deal can be an underestimate. It’s one of many largest exhibits of all time and has launched the careers of many actors on the world stage. Playing such a serious position would completely change issues, however Considine has realized to reconcile with that and centered on doing King Viserys justice.
Showrunner Ryan Condal has commented on King Viserys’ complicated sibling dynamic with Daemon Targaryen. The two are opposites, and but their relationship avoids changing into too apparent as a result of they care about each other.