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'House of the Dragon' director explains horrific premiere birth scene

[The following story contains spoilers from Dragon House ‘s premiere episode. ]

Well, that birth scene is the horror of a human being.

The audience at Dragon House witnessed Game of Thrones prequel premieres Sunday night.

Aemma Arryn (Sian Brooke) prepares to give birth to a son who will provide her husband King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) with a much-needed Heir to the Iron Throne.

Complications from the birth cause Viserys to choose between saving Emma or his baby—through a sure-fat medieval caesarean section attempt. The king chose to try to save the child and actually murdered his beloved wife (who was completely awake and scared). Later, the child died.

That’s exactly what director Miguel Sapochnik mentioned in of The Hollywood Reporter The scene of recent cover story about the making of Dragon House , here is his Expanding the idea on the matter.

“Aemma said, ‘The crib is our battleground,'” said Sapochnik, who co-hosts the series with Ryan Condal. “We thought it was an interesting way to explore the fact that childbirth was violent for medieval women. It was as dangerous as it was. You have 50/50 Chances of success. Many women don’t. If given a choice, a father would choose a child over a mother because a cesarean section would kill you. This is life The extremely violent part. We had a lot of births on the show and basically decided to give them different themes and explore them from different angles, like I was on Power The same thing I do in a bunch of fights, every time I’m trying to put a different spine in each one so it’s not just doing the same thing because I think putting a bunch of violence on the screen for the sake of violence against the world It doesn’t do any good.”

This scene sets the show’s central conflict around the king’s succession, and the premiere features Viserys picking his daughter, Rhaenyra. Targaryen (played by Millie Alcock in an early episode of the show) against his mercurial brother Damon (Matt Smith).

The Hollywood Reporter also asked Considine why his role ended up choosing his daughter instead of his Brother – even though he knew the kingdom might never accept a woman on the Iron Throne.

“He totally understands that Daemon can’t be king, that’s all,” Considine said. “He doesn’t have that temperament. Daemon burns everything. He’s too unstable. “My next real choice is my daughter, and I’m taking a gamble because she’s female. But I believe there was something in her, she had the best of her mother, ‘She was the love of Viserys’ life. He instinctively felt that he could trust her, and she would hear enough to understand what it took to be ruler of that kingdom. It’s almost like giving your child a burden and knowing that on the surface it looks like a gift, but it’s a curse. It’s as if I gave you something, and it’s going to be the hardest thing you have to do in your life. I burden you with all this shit. She was the only one he trusted and could trust. I don’t think it’s particularly political, I don’t think it’s to snub Dimon, I just think he thinks she’s the one. ”

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