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“People will be surprised that Aegon II has the capacity to love,” says Tom Glynn-Carney about House of the Dragon Season 2

He also said Aegon II “wants to kind of redesign himself through the means of his own children.”

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With the release of House of the Dragon Season 2 only a few days away, the anticipation is ramping up as fans are treated to interviews with the show’s cast. Following the New York and Paris premieres of the show, the cast and showrunner of the show appeared on the Black Girl Nerds Podcast. Actor Tom Glynn-Carney, who plays King Aegon II, was asked about his role in Season 2 and how it has evolved.

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Tom Glynn-Carney speaks about Aegon’s role as a father

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With reviews of House of the Dragon Season 2 now being released, many people have been surprised that the members of Team Green have a far more intricate story than Season 1. Whereas Season 1 mainly dealt with the point of view of Rhaenyra and Team Black, the second season is said to humanise the Greens far more.

Tom Glynn-Carney, who plays the figurehead of the Greens and the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, spoke to Jamie Broadnax about a very different aspect of Aegon’s character: his role as a father. As we know, Aegon has three children, Jaehaerys, Jaehaera, and Maelor, with his wife Helaena. Glynn-Carney spoke about Aegon’s role as a father to them and how he views his relationship with them. He stated:

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“I think he’s a very proud father, this is something he’s… by this, I mean his children. This is a creation of his. This is something that’s come from him that is pure, that is new, that is living, that is beautiful, that he’s proud of.  And I think a lot of people are going to be surprised that he has the capacity to love and to be…. don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he’s a very present father, but I think he’s very proud. And I think he wants to be, but his dad wasn’t very present… didn’t acknowledge him. Even so I think he wants to kind of redesign himself through the means of his own children. I think that’s probably the best way to put it.”

Aegon’s character arc in Season 2 is closely tied to his children, particularly his son Jaehaerys, and Glynn-Carney has received praise from his critics for his performance.

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