Milly Alcock and Fabien Frankel play Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Criston Cole respectively in House of the Dragon, and the two actors sat down with Seventeen to talk about some of the behind-the-scenes memories they shared during the first installment season of the series. When asked which scene they found most difficult to film, both Alcock and Frankel agreed that it was the scene where Ser Criston Rhaenyra’s wreath during the duels in Season 1, Episode 1 (“Heirs of the Dragon”) must catch. “It was windy and Fabian can never catch the wreath,” Alcock recalled.
Things got pretty intense on set, however, when the House of the Dragon extras started cheering or booing depending on how Frankel was doing catching the wreath on his lance during the tournament scenes. Still, there was one particularly egregious member of the extras team who was removed for a very strange reason.
“The guy with the sunglasses!” Alcock recalled as the two chatted. “He was removed!” Frankel broke in shortly thereafter. “This extra just wore it like upright sunglasses,” Alcock continued. Obviously not wanting another production snafu for fans to catch, the extra was asked by crew members to take off his sunglasses, but refused so many times that he was pulled from the set of House of the Dragon. While it’s probably not the best career move for an actor trying to make his mark on the acting scene, hopefully the extra has learned his lesson and will try to be more professional on future sets.