Olivia Cooke On Her 'Carnal' Intimate Scene That Got Edited In House Of The Dragon: It Wasn't Beautiful

Actor Olivia Cooke, who plays Alicent Hightower in HBO's House of The Dragon spoke about filming an intimate scene with co-star Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole). While the scene ultimately got removed, she expected more such scenes in the show, given the reputation of Game of Thrones about depicting nudity.
Olivia Cooke and Fabien Frankel in a still from House of The Dragons

Olivia Cooke and Fabien Frankel in a still from House of The Dragons

Actor Olivia Cooke, who plays one of the main leads, Alicent Hightower in House of The Dragon, opened up about an "animalistic" intimate scene she shot for season 2, which ultimately got chopped off in the final cut.
Given the reputation of Game of Thrones towards depicting nudity, Olivia had already braced herself to film such scenes, and even worked closely with the show's intimacy coordinator, Vanessa Coffey.
Olivia Cooke on shooting intimate scenes in House of The Dragon
Season 2 will show Alicent's growing impulses towards Ser Criston Cole, played by actor Fabien Frankel. In its pilot episode, we saw Ser Criston getting close with Alicent. Filming that, Olivia thought there'll be more such scenes. During an interview with Elle magazine, she shared, "I thought there’d be way more, and so I’m relieved that when it has been used for me, it’s showing Alicent being pleasured, which is amazing and doesn’t feel gratuitous. It feels like we’re telling a story."
Recalling one bedroom scene that got cut, she said, "It was messy as f***. It wasn’t beautiful, and that was really fun to do."
Olivia Cooke expressed disappointment after her scene got chopped off
Calling it "carnal" and "animalistic", the 30-year-old actor expressed unhappiness towards the makers' decision to remove the scene. "I think Ryan [Condal, the showrunner] said we weren’t learning any more about the characters, which I disagree with slightly, but it’s okay. It’s his show," she said.
More on House of The Dragon
The Game of Thrones prequel and spinoff, House of The Dragon premiered its second season on HBO this week. Based on George R. R. Martin's book Fire & Blood, it also stars Emma D'Arcy, Harry Collett, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans and others.
House of The Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. It follows the era of the Targaryen rule, the rise and fall of the House Targaryen, along with the devastating war of succession known as the 'Dance of the Dragons'.
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