"House of the Dragon" star Fabien Frankel has been preparing for the intimate scene for seven months
Created: 09/27/2022, 16:00
By: Janine Napirca
In Episode 4 of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Criston Cole become closer.
Actor Fabien Frankel reveals that the scene took seven months to prepare.
In the fourth episode of the first season of the Game of Thrones prequel, princess and heir to the Iron Throne Rhaenyra Targaryen loses her virginity.
But not to her uncle Daemon, as she was accused of.
After he left her in King's Landing after a few kisses, she returns home.
Her protector, Ser Criston Cole, is waiting for her there.
Kriston Kraut actor Fabien Frankel has now spoken on the West of Westeros
podcast about the intimate scene between the two, which greatly disappointed Alicent
Intimate scene on 'House of the Dragon': 'We've been talking about it for more than seven months'
In the podcast, British-French actor Fabien Frankel reveals that the intimate scene with Rhaenyra actress Milly Alcock took a lot of preparation: "It was something we talked about for over 7 months." As a Knight of the Kingsguard, Ser Criston Cole actually sworn to abstinence.
With the sexual intercourse with the king's daughter, however, the man of honor breaks his oath.
In the fourth episode "House of the Dragon" Ser Criston Cole breaks his vow of celibacy for Princess Rhaenyra.
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The "House of the Dragon" star also gives more details about the intimate scene with Rhaenyra actress Milly Alcock in the podcast.
It is said that it was crucial that the scene was portrayed authentically, because when you are young you tend to be clumsy and ignorant.
The most important thing for me was that it didn't feel like a pointless, sweaty sex scene, because it wasn't.
Fabien Frankel aka Ser Criston Cole in House of the Dragon
Why did the intimate scene between Rhaenyra and Criston on House of the Dragon take so long?
According to Criston actor Fabien Frankel, the preparation of the intimate scene in episode 4 of "House of the Dragon" took some time.
This is said to have been due to the knight's armor, among other things.
"It's impossible for him to remove his armor without assistance.
Knights had squires and squires take off their armour," he reportedly said to director Clare Kilner and fellow actress Milly Alcock.
Finally, in the scene, Rhaenyra helps Criston remove the suit of armor - not without effort.
This effort is also meant to symbolize the effort it took Ser Criston Cole to break his oath.
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Is there a happy ending for Rhaenyra and Criston on House of the Dragon?
Anyone who hopes for a happy ending between Rhaenyra and Criston after the passionate meeting between Rhaenyra and Criston will probably be bitterly disappointed.
Because the princess doesn't think much of marrying Criston and going away with him - and thus renouncing the Iron Throne.
Rather, she would have wished for Criston as a secret lover.
Whether it would have been a love marriage between the two is questionable, however, because Criston Cole admits that his proposal was mainly based on the idea of restoring his honor.
After breaking the oath of abstinence, he would have liked to make amends for his wrongdoing by getting married.