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Emma D’Arcy found out about their Golden Globe nomination from Matt Smith

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For her portrayal of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the television series House of the Dragon, Emma D’Arcy received enormous praise. Their acting skills have drawn attention and appreciation from critics and spectators alike. Their co-stars in House of the Dragon think highly of them. Hence, Matt Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen, was the first person to inform and congratulate D’Arcy on their first ever Golden Globe nomination.

Matt Smith congratulated Emma D’Arcy on their Golden Globe nomination

In an interview with ES Magazine, D’Arcy revealed they weren’t even aware of their Golden Globe nomination. It was Matt Smith who informed them. They recalled, “I didn’t know, and it was Matt [Smith] who texted me congratulations. It was a really beautiful way to find out. He’s the perfect person to deliver news like that.”

“He’s just someone that I love, he’s like a dear friend so it’s difficult to recontextualize him as a famous person. He has an admirable work ethic and is never content to rest on his laurels. He’s constantly seeking something new, an interpretation of the text, something spontaneous, something alive.”

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Emma D’Arcy is pleased to be a role model for queer actors

Ever since their rise to fame with House of the Dragon, D’Arcy has proven themselves to be a shining beacon for other queer actors. They felt happy about inspiring others, saying: “I feel it to be a role of privilege because I suppose I wouldn’t have known when I was younger that I would necessarily be out and visible. That alone feels like… I feel deeply fortunate to be in this position.

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I have a complicated relationship with the idea of a public profile, however, surely the value is in creating more space for people to live, and getting to do that job sounds really exciting. So I’m really happy to do that job.”

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