Matt Smith on Game of Thrones Prequel Casting: ‘I’m Looking Forward to Riding a Few Dragons!’

Matt Smith is opening up about touchdown a key position on the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon.

The actor appeared on the digital occasion GalaxyCon on Saturday and shared his pleasure concerning the challenge.

He was requested about what excites him probably the most about becoming a member of the spinoff.

“Everything! I feel it will be a actually thrilling cast, I feel it is a great legacy to be a half of, and a great world, and it is a nice half,” he stated.

“And, with out saying an excessive amount of, yeah I’m simply kind of wanting ahead to driving a few dragons.”

“If I get to!” Smith added.

“I imply I do not know — who is aware of? Who is aware of what kind of goes on on this world?”

“I’m wanting ahead to getting began, and I feel, hopefully, with the individuals concerned, it may very well be actually thrilling,” Smith concluded.

News of Smith’s casting broke final week, alongside the information that Emma D’Arcy (Wanderlust), and Olivia Cookie (Bates Motel) could be becoming a member of in key roles.

Smith is on board to play Prince Daemon Targaryen, who’s the “youthful brother to King Viserys and inheritor to the throne.”

“A peerless warrior and a dragon rider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it’s stated that every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin within the air.”

Cooke is about to play Alicent Hightower, described by HBO as “the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and probably the most comely lady within the Seven Kingdoms.”

“She was raised within the Red Keep, shut to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses each a courtly grace and a eager political acumen.” D’Arcy is about as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, described as “the king’s first-born little one, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and he or she is a dragonrider.”

“Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with all the things … however she was not born a man.”

Paddy Considine was beforehand introduced to play King Viserys Targaryen earlier this yr.

Viserys was “chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, on the Great Council at Harrenhal,” in accordance to HBO.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the collection, which is about 300 years earlier than the occasions of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

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