House of the Dragon actress was scared while filming I8+ scene with 30-year age gap co-star

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June 06, 2024

House Of The Dragon star Emily Carey has admitted she felt ‘scared’ to shoot sex scenes with her co-star Paddy Considine who is 30 years older than her.

The actress, 19, stars as Alicent Hightower in the Game Of Thrones prequel series while Paddy, 49, plays King Viserys, who she marries. 

In the latest episode, Alicent is woken in the middle of the night by her maid who says the King has ‘requested her presence’.

Candid: House Of The Dragon star Emily Carey has admitted she felt ‘scared’ to shoot sex scenes with her co-star Paddy Considine who is 30 years older than her

In the following scene, she is seen lying still while Viserys has sex with her.

Speaking to Newsweek, Emily admitted she was nervous to film the scene before she met and got to know Paddy.

She said: ‘It scared me because, at that point, I still hadn’t met Paddy. I didn’t know how much of a joy he was and how easy he was going to make the scene.

‘The first scene that I read from the show was my sex scene and my intimacy scenes. All I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and me, I was a bit concerned.’

Plot: The actress, 19, stars as Alicent Hightower in the Game Of Thrones prequel series while Paddy, 49, plays King Viserys, who she marries

Plot: The actress, 19, stars as Alicent Hightower in the Game Of Thrones prequel series while Paddy, 49, plays King Viserys, who she marries

Emily said that she watched Game Of Thrones in preparation from her role and some of the violent sex scenes made her worry about what she would have to do on House Of Dragon.

The actress added that she was comforted by the presence of an intimacy coordinator on set.  

She said: ‘Having that outlet, to be able to talk everything through and not be shunned, or not feel awkward. In the rehearsal room, she was a massive help and on set she was a massive help. It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.’

House Of Dragon is set 172 years before Game Of Thrones and is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood.  

Emily said: 'It scared me because, at that point, I still hadn't met Paddy. I didn't know how much of a joy he was and how easy he was going to make the scene'

Emily said: ‘It scared me because, at that point, I still hadn’t met Paddy. I didn’t know how much of a joy he was and how easy he was going to make the scene’

The show was given the greenlight for season two just days after the first episode of the HBO series premiered on August 21.

The fantasy series raked in a total of 10 million viewers the night of its premiere, Variety reported, causing little hesitation in a renewal.

Due to additional playbacks, the number has spiked up to a whopping 20 million, causing the Game Of Thrones prequel to be HBO’s largest premiere audience to date.

Concern: She added: 'The first scene that I read from the show was my sex scene and my intimacy scenes. All I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and me, I was a bit concerned'

She added: ‘The first scene that I read from the show was my sex scene and my intimacy scenes. All I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and me, I was a bit concerned’

Source: Daily Mail

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