Matt Smith put on a suave display as he attended a House Of The Dragon press conference in Mexico City on Friday. The actor, 39, looked dapper in a navy, relaxed fit suit as he answered questions about the upcoming series. 

He wore a dark crewneck shirt under the blazer, accessorising with a silver pendant necklace.  Matt, who plays Prince Daemon Targaryen in the Game of Thrones spin-off, sported his signature combed over look as he styled his brown hair to one side. 

He posed alongside co-star Fabien Frankel – starring as Ser Criston Cole in the series who wore a chic ensemble as he teamed pinstripe slacks with a dusky brown jumper. The 28-year-old actor slicked his dark tresses back for an old Hollywood vibe as he and Matt took photos together.

The countdown is on for Game Of Throne fans as its prequel House of the Dragon will hit screens in just one month. The series is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, following the reign of House Targaryen, where Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) both descended from. 

The ten-episode spin-off will show the bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. The HBO series was created by GOT author George R.R. Martin and is based on his book Fire & Blood.

Earlier this week, Matt opened up about the filming process for the highly anticipated release, revealing it is ‘good fun’. Speaking to Variety, the star described the process of pretending to fly on a winged fantastical creature.

‘You’re on a remote control, and someone’s there moving it around, and then they fire a load of wind and rain at you,’ he said. ‘Beats working for a living.’  Meanwhile, just weeks before HBO’s highly-anticipated House of the Dragon debuts, the stars are opening up about advice they got from the original Game of Thrones stars.

Several House of the Dragon stars opened up to The Hollywood Reporter to reveal who in the original GoT cast they reached out to, including Maisie Williams. 

Olivia Cooke plays Lady Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Rhys Ifans’ Ser Otto Hightower, who serves as Hand of the King to King Viserys Targaryen . 

It’s no surprise, then, that she reached out to Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark, the daughter of Ned Stark (Sean Bean), who once served as Hand of the King to King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) in Game of Thrones.

‘Paddy was so possessive,’ said Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Viserys’ cousin), who added that he, ‘took his role so seriously that he kept his fellow actors away from sitting on the throne between shots’.

‘And me and Maisie had a few texts  I worked with Maisie when I was 18 and she was like 15, so I’ve known her for a long time,’ Olivia said.  She also added that Emma D’Arcy, who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’ firstborn child, also had dinner with Emilia Clarke.

‘Emma gleaned a lot of knowledge from that, and Emilia from what Emma said was really generous,’ she added. The cast also joked that Paddy became quite ‘possessive’ of the Iron Throne his character sat on, even refusing to let others sit on it.

‘It was like it was his,’ confirmed Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon) during the show’s Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday. ‘At one point I said to him  because my character has a throne too, but it’s nowhere near like that  I said, “You can sit on mine if I can sit on ” and he was like, “Nah,”‘ Steve added.

She added he wouldn’t actually scold actors for sitting in it, but, ‘It was just an aura, just a feeling that you got like, “OK, maybe don’t go up.”‘House of the Dragon premieres Sunday, August 21 at 9 PM ET on HBO. 

Olivia confirmed that Paddy was quite ‘territorial’ with the Iron Throne, but she went to sit on it as soon as she saw it in rehearsals. ‘As soon as I saw the Iron Throne in rehearsals I ran straight up to it and plopped my a** on it. But on set, Paddy was quite territorial, so when he wasn’t looking I’d do a quick [sit],’ she said.


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