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Matt Smith lost his father and suffered a terrible injury while filming House of the Dragon Season 1

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The first season of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was a mind-boggling success. For some it did even better than the first season of Game of Thrones; even the viewership numbers reflected that. The cast and the crew worked their a**es off to make the show as great as it looked on TV, actor Matt Smith being a prime example of the kind of dedication that House of the Dragon requires.

Matt Smith lost his father and suffered a neck injury while filming Season 1

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Vanity Fair recently interviewed potential Emmy nominees, and Matt Smith’s Daemon Targaryen has a decent chance of winning one of those golden trophies. He revealed during the interview, “It was a really weird shoot. I lost my father during the shoot. But then I was doing a stunt scene one day and I slipped a disc in my neck. So if you watch the latter part of the season, you can see I just can’t really move, because we had to keep shooting.”

Matt Smith got only two weeks off to heal his neck injury

Smith went on to reveal he had to get back to the set in only two weeks, “I had to come back. So I had two weeks off. But it’s a long injury. So it goes from being quite a sort of physical performance really at the end, I just sort of stood there. And I never really moved that much.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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