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'Ewan Mitchell on Why His Full-Frontal Scene in 'House of the Dragon' Shocked Him'

‘Ewan Mitchell on Why His Full-Frontal Scene in ‘House of the Dragon’ Shocked Him’

Ewan Mitchell recently left viewers stunned with a full-frontal nude scene on a pivotal episode of House of the Dragon. Known for playing Prince Aemond Targaryen, Mitchell shared some behind-the-scenes details during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The conversation with Fallon started with Mitchell and co-star Fabien Frankel, who portrays Ser Criston Cole, discussing the oppressive heat of their usual on-set wardrobes. Mitchell’s satisfaction with a naked scene in the show’s second season seemed short-lived when he realized the set was unexpectedly cold.

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‘House of the Dragon’ stars Ewan Mitchell and Fabien Frankel sit for an interview with ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon.

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“I thought I’d work it and I’d be, like, the perfect temperature for those scenes,” Mitchell explained. However, he was in for a surprise. Taken to a different studio, he humorously described the new filming location as “like a fridge freezer.” He added, “It was a shock to the system. A shock to the naked body.”

Jokingly, he added, “I hope you enjoyed it and I hope my mother is OK with it.”

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Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon.’

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In recent episodes of House of the Dragon, Aemond has been seeking solace in the company of a brothel madam named Sylvi, portrayed by Michelle Bonnard. This follows his remorse after killing Lucerys Velaryon in the previous season. However, a visit from his brother, King Aegon II, played by Tom Glynn-Carney, resulted in Aegon ridiculing him for staying with the prostitute he lost his virginity to. The tense moment culminates in Aemond defiantly revealing his fully naked body as he leaves the room.

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Fabien Frankel and Ewan Mitchell appear as Ser Criston Cole and Prince Aemond Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon.’

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Fabien Frankel and Ewan Mitchell pose together backstage on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’

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During their chat on The Tonight Show, Frankel chimed in to assure his colleague that he “really enjoyed” the scene. Their camaraderie and light-hearted banter highlighted the complex dynamics behind filming intricate scenes in the prequel of Game of Thrones.

Fans of House of the Dragon have seen Aemond’s journey through many highs and lows, a testament to the character’s unpredictable nature. During an earlier interview at the New York City premiere, Mitchell expressed how his character could evoke contrasting emotions from viewers. “You never know what you’re gonna get with Aemond,” he reflected. “One minute you might love him, the next moment you might hate him. But that’s a testament to [showrunner] Ryan Condal and his writing team. They really do change continually.”

New episodes of House of the Dragon season 2 premiere Sundays at 9 p.m. PT/ET on HBO and are also available for streaming on Max.

For those interested, sequences like Aemond’s stark unveiling stirred a range of reactions. Upcoming episodes promise more dramatic twists and developments, captivating House of the Dragon enthusiasts.

Source: Entertainment Tonight