‘House of the Dragon’: Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke were roommates in a real castle

Off-screen and off-screen between the Greens and the Blacks, Emma D’arcy and Olivia Cooke are great friends and even lived together in a real castle.

Following the tragic death of Lucerys (Elliot Grihault), Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) is willing to do whatever it takes to avenge her children’s deaths and reclaim the Iron Throne. But off screen, the confrontation between the greens and the blacks is sidelined, even the protagonists of House of the Dragon have been shown to be true friendship goals and even Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel) isn’t that obnoxious.

While the rivalry between King’s Landing and Dragonstone is more palpable than ever, the reality is that Emma D’Arcy Y Olivia Cooke they are great friends. On several occasions they have gone viral for their funny interviews, perhaps the best known was where the actress of Truth Seekers shared his favorite drink and even Google joined the memes.

During an interview with Vulture, the actresses confessed that they had to live 10 months together in a real castle! Reportedly, the House of the Dragon production recreated one of the castles on the Red Keep set at Warner Bros. Studios, located in Leavesden, England. The actors had to stay there for several months to film the final scene of the first season.

If the scene in which Rhaneyra looks furiously at the camera after learning of Luke’s death came to your mind, you should know that this was not the last scene to be filmed, in fact, it has to do with another emblematic moment in the season. Do you remember the awkward family dinner proposed by Viserys I (Paddy Considine)?

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It was the first time they had all been together as a family.

While everyone pretended to be comfortable and happy family, as it happens in any Christmas dinner, the tension was breathed in the place, especially between Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney), Aemond (Ewan Mitchell) and his nephews, Jacaerys (Leo Hart) and Lucerys. Instead, Alicent and the heiress to the Throne, they found the opportunity to put aside resentment and relive the love that existed between them when they were childrento which Olivia confessed, “I felt like I finally knew who my character was, and also in relation to Rhaenyra.”

Apparently this long coexistence allowed the actresses to delve into their characters and, in turn, strengthen their relationship as co-stars. Likewise, Emma confessed that her favorite part was the toast, but not because it was a Negroni sbagliato, but because for her this was the moment in which the actors were able to sympathize with the other characters, leaving resentments aside. “They see each other for the first time. That’s what the whole series is about: trying to get back together,” added the actress of Bates Motel.

However, the season finale showed us that this moment was short-lived, since although Syrax’s rider tried to patronize the greens, now she’s more than ready to attack King’s Landing by air and sea., along with her husband Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenys (Eve Best). The Dance of the Dragons has begun! But sadly we will have to wait a few years to witness the confrontation between the Targaryans.

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‘House of the Dragon’: Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke were roommates in a real castle