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Eve Best (Rhaenys) talks about her audition process for House of The Dragon

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Getting a role in a Game of Thrones project sounds like a dream come true, and the upcoming prequel House of The Dragon provided Eve Best with the perfect platform to showcase her skills. She hit the jackpot with the role, playing a very significant figure in the history of Westeros, being a warrior princess (almost a queen), able to ride dragons, and navigating the seas. She recently talked to The Guardian about how she landed the role of Princess Rhaenys Velaryon.

 
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She recalled, “Everything was very secretive. To audition, we were initially sent a scene from the original Game of Thrones with the names changed. We weren’t even told the title of the new show. When eventually I was sent a real script, I loved the writing. Ryan [Condal] and Miguel [Sapochnik, co-showrunners] hooked me in immediately with the driving theme of the series.”

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“There is a line my character says early on: “Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend to the Iron Throne.” Lose the word “Iron” from that sentence and it feels all too relevant. To top it all off, they told me my character was a dragon rider. I was in!”

Best also revealed she was completely new to Game of Thrones before she auditioned for the role, “I was a complete Game of Thrones virgin. I knew it was a big deal but was unprepared for the sheer, gobsmacking scale of it. Walking onto the set was like walking into New York but instead of towering skyscrapers, it’s Dragonstone. The crew was nearly 4,000 people, which was jaw-dropping. I’ve caught up since.”

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