• “Home of the Dragon” casting director Kate Rhode James is featured in a brand new e book concerning the sequence.
  • James talks about discovering actor Milly Alcock in “Contained in the Making of a Targaryen Dynasty.”
  • One of many issues that helped discover the correct younger Rhaenyra had been some teenage pictures of Emma D’Arcy.

Within the new e book “Home of the Dragon: Contained in the Creation of a Targaryen Dynasty”, creator Gina McIntyre reveals new particulars about how the the stellar forged of your complete present reunited.

After discovering her “punk rock” Rhaenyra in non-binary actress Emma D’Arcy, casting director Kate Rhode James requested them to ship in pictures from their teenage years.

James was ready to make use of this footage of D’Arcy to assist recruit a younger performer to play Princess Rhaenyra in her teenage years.

The casting director stated within the e book that it is crucial for the double actors to play the identical function to have one thing bodily that they will relate to in each folks.

“Whether or not it is the form of the nostril or the form of the eyes, it is received to be one thing,” James stated.

Through the first 5 episodes of “Home of the Dragon”, Rhaenyra Targaryen will from 14 years previous to virtually 18 years previous whereas Alcock performs the character. Then, in episode six, there is a huge time bounce and D’Arcy takes over the function. They may proceed to play Queen Rhaenyra in season two.

Milly Alcock as the young Princess Rhaenyra, left;  on the right, Emma D'Arcy as the older Rhaenyra.

Milly Alcock because the younger Princess Rhaenyra, left; on the correct, Emma D’Arcy because the older Rhaenyra.


Alcock was 20 when she was forged as younger Rhaenyra.

James discovered her after watching a 2019 Australian sequence known as “Upright”, and stated Alcock had the identical eyes as D’Arcy and was the correct age for the function.

“She’s lots like Emma within the sense that she’s distinctive,” James stated. “She’s distinctive. She’s untrained – she’s all intuition.”

“Home of the Dragon” author and showrunner Ryan Condal describes D’Arcy the identical manner in HBO’s new official e book.

“I see Emma as a really previous soul,” Condal stated. “They’re one of many smartest actors I’ve ever met or talked to. Lots of actors, there is a dimension they convey to a job. Then there’s these actors unicorns that may convey refined emotion by way of minor modifications in the way in which they breathe, or a look. Emma had that. Emma is a very completely different entity in a very great way.”

“Home of the Dragon: Contained in the Creation of a Targaryen Dynasty” is now out there in bookstores. Learn Insider’s breakdown of why HBO’s fantasy sequence was the most effective TV present of 2022.



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