A number of new casino slot online bonus138 details have emerged about the upcoming prequel to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, including several new images of its starring characters.
A new casino slot online interview in Entertainment Weekly speaks to several of the starring cast members about their roles, including Emma D’Arcy. D’Arcy plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is described by co-showrunner Ryan Condal as the “most important role in the show, in many ways.” D’Arcy recalls their audition for the role, which they at the time thought was for “a Game of Thrones rip-off” and which they recorded on an iPhone propped up on a bag of chips.
After multiple casino slot online rounds of auditions, Condal and fellow showrunner Miguel Sapochnik eventually asked D’Arcy if they owned a wig, which led to them and their partner undergoing quite the ordeal to get the Rhaenyra look just right:
“All I had were some hair casino slot online extensions left over from a job,” they said. “No way of attaching them to me, no idea how to do that. For 24 hours, me and my partner just tried — I can’t put more emphasis behind that word. My hair was about as long as it is now. We hot glued these hair extensions to these wig grips. We would send photos to Miguel, and we thought we’d cracked it. And he said, ‘Can you keep trying?’ We kept trying until we found something that gave me the illusion I had long hair. And then, every time we taped after that, I would sit in front of the telly, and my partner would do my hair extensions for an hour and a half before we taped anything.”
D’Arcy describes Rhaenyra as a casino slot online character “pushing at the edges of womanhood.” She’s a princess who takes on roles more typical of male heirs in the universe of the books, such as cupbearing for her father and riding dragons. They add that she’s “obsessed with masculinity” and grapples with her role as a potential heir to the throne, in a way that seems to suggest House of the Dragon may grapple with the criticisms levvied at the series up to now about how it has treated women.
“It’s like she has a doppelgänger,” D’Arcy says. “The doppelgänger is Rhaenyra born male, who has access to all the things that she craves and feels to be casino slot online hers.”
But Rhaenyra isn’t fighting the male-dominated casino slot online world alone. She’s joined by her best friend Alicent, played by Olivia Cooke as an adult, and their sits at the core of House of the Dragon. Though based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood, House of the Dragon is more literary narrative, and less historical document according to EW’s report, which means there’s space for women to tell their own stories apart from the frequently male history writers of Westeros.
Women aren’t the only folks that casino slot online House of the Dragon is trying to do better by. Steve Toussaint stars as Lord Corlys Velaryon, a famed explorer known as the Sea Snake who is married to Rhaenyra’s aunt, Rhaenys. Toussaint described Corlys as a tough, powerful character on the surface, though he’s deeply in love with Rhaenys.
“No one wants to f— with him,” he said. “[The Targaryens] have dragons, but still they don’t want to lose the whole ocean, which he commands. He knows he has casino slot online power, and he knows that they need him… He’s this fearless guy. He’s very rich now. He likes people to see that he’s rich. But you, as the actor, have to find a way to humanize it.”
House of the casino slot online Dragon reimagines the Velaryon house as “wealthy Black rulers marked by flowing silver dreads,” in hopes of helping counter the “overwhelming whiteness of Westeros” up to this point. It was a decision that came out of conversations with Martin, including some of his original visions for the house.
“It was very important for Miguel and I to create a show that was not another bunch of white people on the casino slot online screen,” Condal explained. “We wanted to find a way to put diversity in the show, but we didn’t want to do it in a way that felt like it was an afterthought or, worse, tokenism.”
For instance, Condal didn’t want to put Black actors explicitly in roles as pirates, slaves, or mercenaries.
“It’s not any of that at all,” Condal said. “I’ve seen casino slot online people that look like myself on screen in these types of high-fantasy stories since I was born because I’m a white guy. What’s it like for everybody else? … We went back and just looked at the story and said, ‘How do we do this in a way that can feel like it’s done integrally with the story?'”
Fortunately for everyone who wants to see more of Toussaint, D’Archy, Cooke, and their characters, House of the casino slot online Dragon isn’t too far away. It’s headed to HBO starting August 21. In the meantime, it’s putting in an appearance next week at San Diego Comic Con. And if that’s not enough, there are a number of other shows in the Game of Thrones universe in the works, including a Jon Snow spin-off series.