Tonight the season finale of The house of the dragon (91%)the prequel to Game of Thrones (59%) that, although the impact still seems incomparable, has kept the audience on the edge of their seats worldwide. The family drama, the struggle for power and the clash of ideologies have become the main flavors of the series; And what about the cast that has given it all episode after episode.
For some reason, one of those who have attracted the most attention, and despite the evil of his character is among the favorites of the audience, is Daemon Targaryen, played by matt smith. Much has even been said that he became “the boyfriend of the internet”, something that has puzzled the producer Sarah Hess who, admits that Matt is very charismatic, but everything that surrounds the character is complete darkness.
The truth is that Smith has already earned an important place in the world of television series and always manages to transcend. In the last ten years he has had the fortune to take quite important roles as The Lord of Time in Doctor Who (97%)Prince Philip in the first and second seasons of The Crown (98%)and, of course, now as Daemon Targaryen. Anyone would think that due to the type of character and the franchise, the latter would be the most complicated.
However, it was the same actor who declared in an interview for Los Angeles Times that nothing compares to the pressure of being the Eleventh Doctor Who; and it is that, according to his words, we have only seen Daemon in this series [y el los libros de George R.R. Martin ]and the Lord of Time implies a much greater responsibility, not to mention the expectations generated by having several actors who have passed through that character.
The pressure that came with Doctor Who is extraordinary. You’re sharing it with 10 other actors. Doctor Who is Doctor Who, Hamlet is Hamlet, you know? he was 26 years old [cuando me eligieron] And I don’t know if I’ll ever feel [la misma] Pressure. In Britain, however, the focus on such work is huge. [La Casa del Dragón] it’s a big global franchise, or so they say, but I’m just going to work in a studio in Watford and try to get the lines in the right order. I think everyone who leaves Doctor Who will miss Doctor Who forever because it just doesn’t get any better. He is the most glorious character. Living with the idea of being able to travel through time is incredible. It’s a hard part to let go of.
It must be recognized that his interpretation of Prince Felipe was also very well received, although perhaps with a much smaller impact than the other two series, at least before the public, because after the death of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, the actor remembered the time that Prince William called him grandfather after watching the series and seeing how well the actor had portrayed him throughout those two seasons before passing the baton to Tobias Menzies.
His time on the big screen cannot be compared to what he has done on television. His role in Morbius (21%) as the villainous Loxias Crown marked an interesting evolution from best friend to worst enemy, but that wasn’t enough to deal with how poorly the movie starring Jared Leto.