House of the Dragon is set in Westeros, a continent where betrayals take precedence over friendships and family ties. In the HBO series, the Targaryens fight a bloody war for the Iron Throne and fans have seen them clash with each other, but in real life at least two members of the cast seem to get along very well.
House of the Dragonthe hit historical fantasy drama from the broadcast network HBO, is currently mired in a long hiatus until its season 2 hits fans’ screens. A delivery that will begin filming next year and has an estimated release for 2024.
The successful series inspired by George RR Martin’s ‘Blood and Fire’ novels, the Targaryens are fighting for the Iron Throne following the death of King Viserys I Targaryen. The war is just beginning, as the family drama featured in the first few episodes set the stage for the battle known as the Dance of Dragons.
House of the Dragon sees half-siblings Rhaenyra and Aegon II Targaryen, waging a mighty battle with dragons to see who will win the crown that will rule the Seven Kingdoms. The series demonstrated during its first ten episodes that blood ties or friendships prevail over betrayal when it comes to the fight for the Iron Throne, something very different from what happens in real life, at least between two members of the cast.
The family drama in House of the Dragon doesn’t always translate to real life. In the prequel to game of ThronesHouse of the Dragon, Tom Glynn Carney plays Aegon II Targaryen, the son of King Viserys and brother to Aemond, the king’s youngest son, and Alicent Hightower played by Evan Mitchell. And the HBO series has made it clear that the two characters do not enjoy a warm brotherly love, but behind the scenes, everything seems to be different.
Aemond clearly thinks his older brother is a decent heir and a worthy king. Meanwhile, Aegon seems to care only about alcohol and women, and hates pretty much anything that gets in the way, including Aemond if he gets in the way. Nevertheless, in real life, both actors are much nicer people and seem to enjoy friendly relations on and off the set of the HBO series.
“I love him, [en la realidad] he is like a brother. He’s a fantastic actor and a fantastic human being,” Glynn-Carney said during the House of the Dragon red carpet.
It seems that the actors playing sworn enemies actually seem to get along with each other. Another example of great friendship and chemistry is the duo of Emma D’Arcy (adult Rhaenyra Targaryen) and Olivia Cooke (adult version of Alicent Hightower). An example of this is the pleasant moments they share during the interviews on the set. D’Arcy and Cooke even call each other his dream dinner guests.