HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Star Olivia Cooke Disagreed With Ryan Condol Cutting "Messy As F*ck" Sex Scene

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Star Olivia Cooke Disagreed With Ryan Condol Cutting "Messy As F*ck" Sex Scene

Olivia Cooke has revealed that she filmed an "animalistic" sex scene for season 2 of House of the Dragon, but co-creator Ryan Condol decided to cut the sequence...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 20, 2024 07:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Game of Thrones

HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, returned for its second season this week, and the premiere revealed that Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) and Lord Commander of the Kingsguard Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel) had begun to engage in an illicit affair.

We see a couple of sex scenes involving these characters over the course of the episode, but Cooke has now revealed that a far more graphic and "animalistic" sequence ended up being cut by co-creator Ryan Condol because he felt it didn't advance the story or develop the characters in any meaningful way.

“It was messy as f*ck. It wasn’t beautiful, and that was really fun to do,” Cooke tells Elle Magazine. “I think Ryan said we weren’t learning any more about the characters, which I disagree with slightly, but it’s OK. It’s his show.”

Cooke goes on to reveal that she worked closely with the show's intimacy coordinator, Vanessa Coffey, but went in thinking she was going to be required to film more nude/sex scenes given Game of Thrones' reputation.

“I thought there’d be way more, and so I’m relieved that when it has been used for me, it’s showing Alicent being pleasured, which is amazing and doesn’t feel gratuitous,” she says. “It feels like we’re telling a story.”

Max recently released a "Weeks Ahead" trailer (see below) to give us some idea of what to expect from the rest of the season, and it seems we may see a rift start to form between Alicent and Cole as the Dance of the Dragons commences.

"The prequel series finds the Targaryen dynasty at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their yoke. Most empires—real and imagined—crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins almost 193 years before the events of Game of Thrones, when King Viserys Targaryen breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne. But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm."

House of the Dragon season 2 sees Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans reprise their respective roles. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

The directors for the new season are Alan Taylor (Episodes 1 & 4), Clare Kilner (Episodes 2 & 5), Geeta Patel (Episodes 3 & 8), Andrij Parekh (Episode 6), and Loni Peristere (Episode 7).

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FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 7:53 AM
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SonOfAGif - 6/20/2024, 10:46 AM
@FireandBlood - It's wild to me how Rhaenyra was upfront and honest about just wanting to mess around with him and he was so offended that he betrayed her to become Alicent's side piece. Despite Otto orchestrating a lot of the events thus far, The hatred that Cole and Alicent have for Rhaenyra is primarily because of her being sexually active and not wanting to settle down at the time.
FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 12:06 PM
@SonOfAGif - It’s 100% a jealously thing and each of them showed their true colours in the end because look at them now.
TheLight - 6/20/2024, 7:56 AM
Ser Criston Cole, the Queen F*cker😂.

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MarkCassidy - 6/20/2024, 8:00 AM
I never read fire and blood but I really hope Cole gets eaten by a dragon.
FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 8:04 AM
@MarkCassidy - He goes out the way he deserves, on a whimper
TheLight - 6/20/2024, 10:20 AM
@MarkCassidy - When you get a chance, read F&B. While the show remains pretty faithful to the book, they go out of their way to slander much of Cole's character, making him more of a brainless prickish thug rather than a clever prickish opportunist.
BobbyDrake - 6/20/2024, 8:01 AM
Probably just filmed it for his personal collection!!!

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mountainman - 6/20/2024, 8:09 AM
Interesting how a sex scene doesn’t advance the characters, but the scene we hit with him going down on her advanced the characters in his eyes.
clintthahamster - 6/20/2024, 8:25 AM
@mountainman - It is interesting, the creative process, indeed.
FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 8:31 AM
@mountainman - It did actually, if you think about. In every scene, we see Alicent playing the dominant role. It speaks to each of their characters, especially Cole’s, the [foo foo] eating craven
mountainman - 6/20/2024, 8:54 AM
@FireandBlood - To you maybe. It’s quite obvious the producers on this show got the directive to reduce the sex and nudity on this show. I was never tuning into GoT for the nudity, but it’s obvious how hard they are trying to go around it.

He’s just lying as to why it wasn’t a sex scene. I really don’t care, but that scene did not advance either of their characters one bit.
Elle79 - 6/24/2024, 5:11 PM
@FireandBlood - *sigh* no, we absolutely do not see Alicent "playing the dominant role" in every scene.

The scene didn't advance the characters at all. It was included the way itwas precisely so that "progressives" wouldn't bitch about the sex scene and would instead clap like seals just like you are, predictably.

Please stop your incessant, creepy simping and virtue-signaling.
FireandBlood - 6/24/2024, 5:17 PM
@Elle79 - Oh do shut up. You’re like a cling on after taking a shit.
Captainhulk1 - 6/20/2024, 8:25 AM
I would like to do her feet and shoot my DNA all over them

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ObserverIO - 6/20/2024, 8:35 AM
House of Dragon feels restrained in this regard.

Most things do these days.
ObserverIO - 6/20/2024, 8:37 AM
But I mean we all know sex is evil, right? It's ugly, it's unnatural and it's the number cause of the human virus.
SuperCat - 6/20/2024, 8:39 AM
“It was messy as f*ck. It wasn’t beautiful, and that was really fun to do"

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FireandBlood - 6/20/2024, 8:40 AM
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SuperCat - 6/20/2024, 9:03 AM
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TheLight - 6/20/2024, 10:19 AM
@SuperCat - I want to grow up just like you👍.
SuperCat - 6/20/2024, 10:40 AM
@TheLight - LOLOLOLOL!
marvel72 - 6/20/2024, 1:16 PM
She sounds like a naughty girl.

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