Emma D’Arcy set to debut as the adult Princess Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon talks about her experience of doing stunts; catch the series now on Disney+ Hotstar
Fans of fantasy, fiction, dragons, and drama will know what it means to say that House of the Dragon on Disney+ Hotstar is shaping up to be one of the biggest series of the year. While some of its elements will be familiar to those who know Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is a standalone show with a compelling cast and a gripping narrative. The 10-episode series, with new episodes dropping every Monday at 6:30 AM IST (same time as the US telecast), is a remarkable, turbulent story of the House of Targaryen, set 200 years before the events that captivated global audiences in Game of Thrones.
Featuring Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans, the show continues to deepen in bitter rivalries, jealousy, lust, the quest for power, and betrayal to destroy the Targaryen dynasty.
As Emma D’Arcy is set to debut as the adult princess Rhanyera in episode six, she talked about how she enjoyed doing stunts in the series.
“I did a bit of stunt work, and at first, I was sort of cocky about it because I like a challenge. And then we went in to work with the team – and this was right in the middle of the pandemic, and needless to say, the gym hadn’t been open – it was a shock to the system,” said the actor.
“But you know it was great. It’s amazing to do these things and work with these incredible people. There you are, wielding a long sword and being given expert advice on how to do it. I enjoyed it,” she added.
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, Clare Kilner, Geeta Vasant Patel, and Greg Yaitanes, the series has been executive produced by George R. R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik, along with Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, and Ron Schmidt.