“I don’t want it to be one of those Easter egg-y episodes,” says Viserys’ actor.
Paddy Considine’s recall of a terrific technique to not play a king, which was shown to him by an acting coach years ago, has remained intact ever since then.
Peaky Blinders star Paddy Considine once recounted a tale about an ambitious actor who dressed as a monarch with pomp and grandeur.
“He was doing all the kingly things you could imagine,” says Considine. The coach told him they didn’t need to do that.
Because you are already wearing a crown, it is not necessary for you to display one in order to persuade us that you are the monarch.
The English actor who plays King Viserys on the HBO series House of Dragon is 48 years old and is fully aware of this fact.
Since ritual and ceremony have proven that he’s a king, he doesn’t need to act like one. Just play the man and behave normally.
After that, the actor addresses some concerns surrounding his road to the job and defends Dragon against claims that it is nothing more than a fan service sequel.