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Olivia Cooke says Daemon is a bad dad in new House of the Dragon Season 2 interview

The cast of House of the Dragon ranked the show’s fathers from best to worst.



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House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to release on June 16th. Ahead of the premiere, Rotten Tomatoes interviewed cast members Matt Smith (Daemon), Olivia Cooke (Alicent), and Fabien Frankel (Criston). They discussed their characters’ motivations and growth throughout the season. Additionally, the actors were asked to rank the fathers in the show, sharing their perspectives on the paternal figures in House of the Dragon.

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Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Fabien Frankel discuss the best and worst dads

With Father’s Day approaching, the cast of House of the Dragon ranked the show’s fathers from best to worst in a Rotten Tomatoes interview. You can watch the full interview here:

The 'House of the Dragon' Cast Ranks the Fathers

Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Fabien Frankel had a lively discussion about the fathers’ parenting skills in House of the Dragon.

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Straightaway, Olivia Cooke suggested that Daemon and Aegon were the worst fathers but quickly realized other dads in the show might be even worse. Fabien Frankel pointed out that Otto Hightower, her character’s father, was terrible. However, Matt Smith noted that at least Otto spoke to his children, unlike Daemon, who barely interacted with his kids.

The interviewer then asked them to rank every father in the show. The list included Viserys, Daemon, Otto Hightower, Lord Corlys Velaryon, Aegon II, and Harwin Strong.

The cast debated who should be at the top and bottom of the ranking. Firstly, Corlys was placed at the top for being the best dad. Next was Harwin Strong, followed by Viserys and Daemon. Otto Hightower was deemed a worse father than Daemon, followed by Aegon at the bottom for being the worst father.

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Ved Prabhudesai is an avid enthusiast of all things pop culture. He has a special interest in the field of animation and art, with a background in Fine Arts and Digital Media Arts. He has begun his first into the field of Entertainment Journalism with Wiki of Thrones, and has been writing for them since 2023. He also has experience working as a screenplay writer, animator and comic book artist. His hobbies include holding discussions and organising events focused around pop culture, dissecting the importance of media in today's world. He began reading A Song Of Ice And Fire shortly before Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. He has followed the series religiously and has spent hours reading Wikis learning about Targaryen history and possible plot points we will see in the Winds of Winter.


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