The Director of House of the Dragon Said of Larys Strong’s (Ahem) Fetish, “It’s a Really Dirty Scene”
This week on House of the Dragon, viewers probably learned more about Ser Larys Strong (Matthew Needham) than they desired. The man known as Clubfoot, who manipulated and murdered his way into Alicent Hightower's (Olivia Cooke) inner circle, claimed that he is benefiting from his unique relationship with the queen. He divulges secrets to Alicent and assigns her covert missions in exchange for… well, let's defer to episode 9's director, Clare Kilner.
In an interview for the West of Westeros podcast, the director describes the incident as “essentially looking at her feet and then having a wank.” We should have anticipated that a person with a deformed foot who murdered his family would have a foot fetish.
Kilner, who previously directed episodes 4 and 5 of House of the Dragon, adds that episode 9's writer, series executive producer Sara Hess, conceived this new development for Larys. “Her intellect is astounding. I mean, she really did write a fantastic episode, I must say “Kilner remarks. “Nevertheless, that was an intriguing scene… Incredibly, you get intimacy coordinators for all the nakedness, but they don't consider it for this.”
Rhaenys is taken captive in her chambers as the Greens try to place Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) on the Iron Throne following the death of King Viserys (Paddy Considine). Ser Erryk Cargill, a defecting knight of the Kingsguard, enables her to disguise herself and enter the streets of King's Landing (Elliott Tittensor). Rhaenys sneaks into the Dragonpit to mount Medleys during the coronation ceremony, exploding from the ground in a cloud of dust and stone.
“We wanted her to rise from the ashes like a phoenix,”.
Best, referring to her military gear, states: “I believe she hasn't worn it in a very, very, very, very long time, and the fact that she is wearing it is significant. Essentially, “This is it. No more games.'”