In response to a text message he received from George RR Martin regarding his performance in House of the Dragon, Paddy Considine has spoken out.
The British actor played the Targaryen family patriarch and king Viserys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones spin-off series.
Viserys’s condition has slowly gotten worse throughout the series, and on Sunday (9 October) night’s episode, he was seen taking his final breath while pleading for “no more” suffering.
Considine revealed that the creator of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin, had personally approved of his portrayal of Viserys in a recent interview with GQ Hype.
“Your Viserys is better than my Viserys,” was all that was written in the text message, he recalled.
It was authored by George RR Martin. That’ll do it, I thought. I appreciate your confidence.
The Hot Fuzz actor said he didn’t understand fans who said his House of the Dragon character was uninteresting in another section of the interview.
He was the only person in this kingdom with any sort of morals, according to Considine. As long as he possibly can, he keeps everything together. He was fun to play, in my opinion. Above all else, he valued his duty. I’m not sure if that was fully understood by everyone.
There’s a notion that he’s frail, which I think is completely untrue. Simply put, he is too kind for the position. He was affected, in my opinion, by a sense of duty.