Blood, violence, betrayal… And sex! The world of Game of Thrones is known for its graphic content, and its spin-off series, House of The Dragon, is no exception. Episode 4 of the first season has just offered us an anthology scene, based on a brothel and an incestuous relationship (another of the specialties of the series) as well as a very creepy sex scene between the King and his Queen. No wonder, given the erotic sequences between the characters, that the actors who interpret them can have some apprehensions before filming… This was particularly the case for Emily Carey, who plays Alicent Hightower !
a concern quickly erased
With all the incest and pleasure house orgies going on, the most uncomfortable sex scene was between King Viserys and Queen Alicent. Cringe!#HouseOfTheDragon #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #HoTD pic.twitter.com/N6L2SMDZu6September 12, 2022
In the series, King Viserys marries his Hand’s daughter, Alicent Hightower, thirty years his junior. Episode 4 contains a sex scene between the two characters… However, Emily Carey was only 17 when she read the script (18 at the time of filming) while her co-star Paddy Considine was 48! A source of anxiety for the actress, which fortunately was quickly dispelled, as she confided to our colleagues at Newsweek.
It scared mebecause at that time I still hadn’t met Paddy, I didn’t know how happy he was and how much he was going to give back [la scène] easy. All I imagined is a 47 year old man and me. I was a little worried. Still at 17, the first scenes I read from the show were my sex scene and my intimacy scenes, including the scene where I bathe the king. Anything intimate was considered an intimate scene, which I thought was great.
Emily Carey also does not fail to highlight the role of the intimacy coordinator, a profession recently criticized by a star of Game of Throneswhich she found”unbelievable“.
And the fact ofto have this outlet of intimacy coordinator, to be able to talk about everything and not be rejectednot to feel uncomfortable or not to feel like “Oh, that’s not your job. I don’t want to make you uncomfortable, but can I ask you….” It was never that, it was just an open dialogue. […] In the rehearsal room and on the set, she was a great help. Yes, it was much easier than I thought.
And for good reason, as the actress notes a little later in the interview, the sex scenes of House of the Dragon are very different from those of the original series (at least in the first four episodes), much less harsh on female characters. We remember in particular the rape of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thronesa sequence as difficult to watch as it is to shoot…
I think I was still 17 when I started this job, I was 18 when we started shooting, but I played this role for a few months as a 17-year-old. […] I never saw Game of Thrones before, and during the pre-production period, I sat down to try to watch it and, of course, the first season, even the first episode, shows a lot of violence against women. […] There’s a lot of rough sex and it made me nervous. I thought : “Oh my God, what am I going to have to do in this series?“
Fortunately for Emily Carey, the presence of women behind the camera as well as a team attentive to the well-being of the actresses allowed her to approach the shooting with peace of mind!
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