House Of The Dragon’s Emily Carey was “scared” before filming sex scenes with co-star Paddy Considine

House Of The Dragon’s Emily Carey was “scared” before filming sex scenes with co-star Paddy Considine

    (AFP via Getty Images)

(AFP via Getty Images)

Warning: Contains spoilers for House of the Dragon.

House Of The Dragon star Emily Carey said she initially felt “scared” of shooting sex scenes with co-star Paddy Considine, who is 30 years her senior.

The 19-year-old actress plays Alicent Hightower in the Game of Thrones prequel series alongside 49-year-old Consindine’s King Viserys, whom she marries.

In the current episode, Alicent is awakened in the middle of the night by her maid who says the king has “requested her presence”.

She is then seen lying still while Viserys has sex with her.

Speaking of the scene, he said: “It scared me because, at that point, I hadn’t met Paddy yet. I didn’t know how much joy it was and how easy it would be to make the scene.

“The first scene I read from the show was my sex scene and my intimacy scenes.

Carey and co-star Paddy Considine in their roles as Alicent Hightower and King Viserys in House Of The Dragon (HBO)

Carey and co-star Paddy Considine in their roles as Alicent Hightower and King Viserys in House Of The Dragon (HBO)

“All I saw was, you know, a 47-year-old man and I was a little worried.”

The actress added that she feels reassured by the presence of an intimacy coordinator on set.

He added to newsweek: “Having that outlet, being able to talk about everything and not being shunned, or not feeling uncomfortable.

“In the rehearsal room she was a great help and on set she was a great help. It was a lot easier than I thought.”

Considine and Carey (3rd and 4th L), with the cast of House of the Dragon at a panel during Comic-Con International in San Diego, California in July (AFP via Getty Images)

Considine and Carey (3rd and 4th L), with the cast of House of the Dragon at a panel during Comic-Con International in San Diego, California in July (AFP via Getty Images)

Carey earned praise for her role as young Alicent.

He also told the publication that one of his biggest challenges in making HBO’s fantasy hit was to “navigate” his character’s relationship with Viserys.

“As an actor, personally, in full transparency, I struggled with Alicent’s relationships with her father and Viserys,” he added.

“I don’t have an equivalent in real life. I don’t have a father. Besides, I’ve never had a romantic interest, especially not with an older man.

“So, navigating those relationships and the journeys that those individual relationships take was very challenging … you can feel very far from the characters.

House Of The Dragon will be one of Considine's most important roles.  He previously won an Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in the short film Dead Man's Shoes (AFP via Getty Images)

House Of The Dragon will be one of Considine’s most important roles. He previously won an Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in the short film Dead Man’s Shoes (AFP via Getty Images)

“Of course, none of this is real and as actors we love to step outside our comfort zones.”

However, the star who ultimately had a good filming experience.

“I liked it,” he said. “It was a lot of fun trying to navigate those relationships. But it was difficult at times, I’ll be honest.

“For the most part, I’ve had the best experience and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

House Of Dragon is set 172 years before Game Of Thrones and is based on George RR Martin’s novel Fire & Blood.

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