Paddy Considine has opened up about how the “difficult” loss of his father to cancer inspired his life. dragon house deathbed scene.
The 49-year-old British actor plays King Viserys I Targaryen in the film. game of thrones In the prequel, his health rapidly deteriorates throughout the first season.
By the eighth episode, “The Lord of the Tides,” he has lost one eye, half his face, and most of his hair, literally falling apart.
He eventually died of leprosy in his sleep at the end of time.
in a new interview with varietyConsidine spoke of his father’s death from cancer and how he played out King Viserys’ final moments in the face of his “slow decline”.
“My father was really fighting,” he said. “Nurses came in and said he had 24 hours. Then three days later they looked at you and said, ‘I don’t know what’s driving him.’
“I remember looking him in the eye one day and saying, ‘Dad…’ This is very difficult. [Long pause.] But I said, “Dad, just let it go.” Let go, Dad,'” he remembered.
“And he couldn’t do it. I don’t know if he ultimately thought ‘I really want to live’ or ‘I’m so scared to die’ when I saw this.”
Mr. Considine admitted that he still doesn’t know. “Sometimes, when people pass by, I feel like they know. It’s like a dog dying of its own accord. And I felt that very strongly with Viserys.”
Of the “strange” experience of playing a dying person, especially a prolonged death, he said, “I almost passed out and had to be taken off the set and given fresh air regularly.” I didn’t,” he recalled.
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“Oxygen levels started to drop,” he explained. “It’s like the brain is starting to tell the body that it’s sick. It’s really weird.”
Following a successful debut in 2021, dragon house It was soon renewed for a second season.
However, production is currently on hold due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, writer and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin recently confirmed. rice field.
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