The first season of House of the Dragon has wrapped, and it’s made stars out of a number of of its solid members, most prominently Paddy Considine, who performed the ailing King Viserys I Targaryen; Olivia Cooke, who performs his scheming queen Alicent Hightower; and Emma D’Arcy, who performs his daughter and inheritor Rhaenyra.
All of those actors gave knockout performances, and we are able to count on Cooke and D’Arcy to maintain on giving them all through the remainder of the collection. (RIP King Vizzy T.) And who is aware of who else may emerge as a brand new favourite in seasons to return? Game of Thrones had a knack for taking little-known actors and making them stars; thus far, House of the Dragon is following in its footsteps. We like to see it.
To wit: Emma D’Arcy is included on GQ’s new listing of Men of the Year alongside different 2022 breakouts like Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson on Stranger Things) and Lee Jung-jae (Seong Gi-hun on Squid Game). GQ’s Mike Christensen writes that, “House of the Dragon owes much of its plaudits to breakout star Emma D’Arcy who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen,” and I can’t disagree; D’Arcy took ahold of this function and by no means let go, displaying us who Rhaenyra is in all her contradictions and complexity.
Check out the complete listing of Men of the Year honorees under:
Emma D’Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen) amongst GQ’s Men of the Year honorees
Just to move off this query on the move, Emma D’Arcy is non-binary and makes use of they/them pronouns. At first, I figured that this was a part of the explanation GQ selected to incorporate them on its “Men of the Year” listing. However, the listing additionally contains a number of cis girls, together with Bad Sisters creator Sharon Horgan and Underground Railroad star Sheila Atim (who as soon as upon a time was going to be within the cancelled Game of Thrones spinoff Bloodmoon, FYI).
Apparently GQ has been together with non-men on its listing of Men of the Year for a protracted whereas — folks like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Megan Thee Stallion have all graced the duvet — so the selection to incorporate D’Arcy isn’t fairly as groundbreaking as I first assumed. Still, the glory is effectively deserved and I can’t wait to see what D’Arcy brings to House of the Dragon in season 2.
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