Emma Zia D’Arcy (born 27 June 1992) is an English film, television, and theatre actress who has appeared in shows such as Truth Seekers, Wanderlust, and House of the Dragon.
Everyone is Obsessed With ‘house of the Dragon’ Star Emma D’arcy Revealing Their Favourite Beverage
No one is immune to Emma D’arcy’s pure debonair in revealing their favorite beverage in this viral interview clip.
So far, non-binary actor Emma D’arcy has been outstanding in their role as adult Rhaenyra in HBO’s House of the Dragon. D’arcy took over the role of Rhaenyra from Australia’s own Milly Alcock after episode five’s ten-year time jump and has received nothing but praise for their quietly rageful portrayal.
As if their captivating on-screen talent wasn’t enough to endear them to fans, D’arcy’s interviews and press are enthralling them. Especially one interview with their co-star Olivia Cooke, who plays Alicent Hightower.
Cooke and D’arcy are seen in the video, which was shared by HBO’s official TikTok account, asking each other questions from prompt cards. “What’s your favorite drink?” Cooke asks D’arcy.
D’arcy, dressed to the nines in a long pink striped shirt and tie, responds without hesitation that their drink of choice is “a negroni sbagliato,” emphasizing coyly, “with prosecco in it.”
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Emma D’Arcy’s portrayal of House of the Dragon protagonist Rhaenyra Targaryen is introduced during her third child’s agonizing delivery, her face contorting as she pushes and screams. D’Arcy spent time researching historical material about childbirth and its impact on women in order to prepare.
They kept returning to a more recent text, The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson’s memoir mingled with queer, feminist theory. “In the context of the show, what I read in that book was a person trying to come up with an ideology of motherhood, as a person who found heteronormative convention complicated or a bad fit,” D’Arcy explains over Zoom.
One might not expect to go from George R.R. Martin to Maggie Nelson, but D’Arcy, who fills in for Milly Alcock for five episodes, brings a thoroughly unique perspective to the gender issues that the Game of Thrones prequel deals with. D’Arcy, 30, is a nonbinary person who uses they/them pronouns and plays a woman whose power is both inherited and elusive. Rhaenyra has been named heir to her father, the king (Paddy Considine), but her leadership abilities are questioned.
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Miguel Sapochnik, who co-created House of the Dragon with Ryan Condal, hosted his two leads, Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke, for dinner about four months before rehearsals for the Game of Thrones prequel began.
It was their first meeting in person, and Cooke was running late. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the English actress of Bates Motel and Ready Player One was rushing back to the city from another job and briefly forgot herself.
“I completely forgot and just hugged everyone. ‘Whoa!’ I think everyone exclaimed. ‘Oh no!’ I exclaimed. I was tested today,'” Cooke, 28, tells EW over Zoom in June from Albany, N.Y., where she was about to begin filming on another project. “But it was so funny that we were just like, ‘Oh no, we can’t hug,’ even though this is my first time meeting you and I’m in your house.”