House of the Dragon’s director says that one of the show’s most moving scenes occurred by accident.
The most moving scene in the entire series may have occurred in the eighth episode of House of the Dragon.
Viserys (Paddy Considine), an elderly and ill man, slowly makes his way to the Iron Throne before dropping his crown to the ground. His brother Daemon (Matt Smith), who is seated on the throne, snatches it up as he stoops to pick it up and puts it on his head.
The brothers, who had argued throughout the series, have an emotionally charged moment that appears to have occurred entirely by mistake.
The episode’s director, Geeta Patel, admitted that the crown was never intended to come off Considine’s head in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“When we were filming it, I believe it was during the first day of rehearsal, Paddy’s crown fell off. Matt [Smith] cleaned it up, and we just kept going. We continued to film. There was a finding made at that time, according to Patel.
After the shot was over, the director claimed that she, Considine, and Smith got together and decided to reshoot the sequence with the crown falling.
“We made the decision to shoot it both ways, with the crown falling off and without. “All of us just caught our breath every time the crown slid off,” she said.
It turned out to be, at least for me, a heavy moment and a turning point for a plotline that had begun in the pilot: Hey, I want your crown and by the end here, I’m going to put the crown back on your head and I’m going to help you to your throne. I was so thankful that the accident happened, that the crown fell off.
Mondays at 2 AM on Sky Atlantic in the UK, House of the Dragon continues before replaying at 9 PM the following day. Additionally, NOW is where you can view it.
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