House of the Dragon producer calls out viewers for crushing on Daemon Targaryen
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Sara Hess has been left shocked by the love that the anti-hero has been receiving since the HBO show debuted.
While sitting down with The Hollywood Reporter, Hess told the outlet: “He’s become Internet Boyfriend in a way that baffles me.
“Not that Matt [Smith] isn’t incredibly charismatic and wonderful, and he’s incredible in the role.
"But Daemon himself is… I don’t want him to be my boyfriend!”
She added: “I’m a little baffled how they’re all, ‘Oh, daddy!’
“I’m just like: ‘Really?’ How — in what way — was he a good partner, father or brother — to anybody? You got me. He ain’t Paul Rudd.”
Since Matt Smith graced the small screen with his blonde wig, the internet has been drooling over The Rogue Prince.
While their taste might be questionable, fellow producer of the smash hit HBO show, Clare Kilner, said she understands the thirst for Daemon.
She said: “I just love the fact people are so involved with these characters, and I think that’s part of the fun of it.
“One minute you like someone, and the next minute you like someone else. But I’m not surprised.
"Matt is such a risk-taker in his performances and he’s got that little smile and, you know … you can’t help it! He is charismatic. People love a baddie. But I don’t think he’s particularly a good father or a good brother.”
However, along with his undeniable onscreen charm making viewers swoon, many have praised Smith’s performance and have predicted the role will score him an Emmy Award.
After episode three aired, fans were taken aback by the Brit's acting chops, deeming him a scene-stealer without muttering a single line.
People think Matt Smith deserves an Emmy despite not ‘saying a single word’ in latest House of the Dragon episode.— MATT SMITH NEWS PAGE UK (@Matt_SmithNews) September 6, 2022
This Scene Will Go Down as One of the Best Moments in Television History!
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One viewer tweeted: “Matt Smith just stole that entire episode without speaking a single word. He's coming for that Emmy.”
Another agreed: “Nah Daemon really stole the entire episode without saying a single word of dialogue...... Matt Smith is coming for those Emmys man.”
A third wrote: “Matt Smith should win an Emmy for his performance on #HouseoftheDragon.”
While speaking with GQ, Smith said while the character might be perceived purely as a villain, there’s an ‘inner fragility’ to him that keeps him on his toes.
He added: “Often, in his head, he's doing things for a good cause.
"So I guess what I'm saying is, to some level, it's not just gratuitous violence. He's not violent just to be violent.
"He's violent because he thinks there is a purpose to it, generally speaking.”