House Of The Dragon Star Reflects On Filming Brothel Scene With Daemon

Speaking to the New York Post, Alcock explains that she and Smith worked with an intimacy coordinator months ahead to plan exactly how they would perform their romance scene. The actor also says that, since she and Smith are « mates, » it wasn’t as uncomfortable to film as it was to watch. Alcock explains that she and Smith weren’t allowed to see the brothel set ahead of time, making for a « shocking » and « gnarly » experience as they walked through the scene for the first time during filming as extras performed simulated sexual acts around them. Check out the actor’s full comment below:

“No, strangely enough. [Matt Smith and I] were just kind of mates. So, it was quite comfortable. We had an intimacy coordinator, and we worked with her through the rehearsal process and blocked it out months before.

Clare Kilner, our director, made sure that we hadn’t seen any of the brothel stuff until we were shooting. So, that was our first time walking through the brothel, and he’s guiding her through the room with all of these other bodies. So, that was quite shocking. You’re like, ‘This is kind of weird and silly.’ There were extras who we had just met who were like, 69-ing for 12 hours. It’s pretty gnarly. We felt pretty overdressed, because everyone else was nude.”