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Home of the Dragon star Olivia Cooke has stated she “barely” disagreed with the choice to take away an “animalistic” intercourse scene from the sequence on the grounds that it lacked character improvement.

The Oldham-born actor, 30, stars as Alicent Hightower within the Recreation of Thrones prequel sequence. It was developed for tv by showrunner Ryan Condal, primarily based on the work of writer George RR Martin.

In a brand new interview with Elle to advertise the present’s second season, Cooke recalled filming the scene earlier than it was ultimately minimize.

“It was messy as f***,” she stated. “It wasn’t stunning, and that was actually enjoyable to do.”

Describing the scene as “carnal” and “animalistic”, Cooke added: “I believe Ryan stated we weren’t studying any extra in regards to the characters, which I disagree with barely, however it’s okay. It’s his present.”

Cooke joked that the scene should seem within the “bloopers”.

Olivia Cooke in ‘House of the Dragon’

Olivia Cooke in ‘Home of the Dragon’ (Theo Whitman/HBO)

The actor stated she labored intently with Home of the Dragon’s intimacy coordinator, Vanessa Coffey, and that she had anticipated much more express scenes attributable to Recreation of Thrones’ repute for nudity.

“I assumed there’d be far more, and so I’m relieved that when it has been used for me, it’s displaying Alicent being pleasured, which is superb and doesn’t really feel gratuitous,” she stated. “It seems like we’re telling a narrative.”

The second season of Home of the Dragon debuted on Sunday (June 16) to robust critiques. The Unbiased’s Louis Chilton gave the primary episode 4 stars, writing: “If Recreation of Thrones was, within the immortally blunt phrases of Ian McShane, a sequence about “t**s and dragons”, what, then, would possibly he name Home of the Dragon? It’s one other sequence about dragons – and folks behaving like t**s.

“The opulent fantasy spin-off returns to Max (and Sky/NOW within the UK) this month for an eight-episode second outing, opening with the ominously titled ‘A Son for a Son’. The primary season, launched again in autumn 2022, traversed a tumultuous twenty years between its first episode and its final.

“The motion this time round, within the 4 episodes accessible to reviewers at the least, is fairly extra condensed. We decide up roughly the place the finale left off: King Viserys (Paddy Considine) is lifeless; Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) is king, and younger Prince Lucerys (Elliot Grihault) has been murdered by the one-eyed Aemond (Ewan Mitchell) in a form of dragonback fender-bender.”

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