Actor Paddy Considine revealed an unusual inspiration in the construction of King Viserys Targaryen in “House of the Dragon”, a spin-off of “Game of Thrones” that is in its first season. In an interview with the show “The late late show”, by presenter James Corden, Considine revealed that by dressing as the character, he saw himself as a participant in the reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, and that this even changed the way he acted outside the scene. .
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— I wouldn’t say that “Drag Race” was the basis for the character, but I felt, out of the picture, like a drag character. With the wig, all that hair, the clothes, I couldn’t resist exaggerating this Targaryen royalty. I ended up becoming this character on set, just for fun.”
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According to Considine, the joke won over the production team and his drag persona even got a name: Lucius.