Fans were outraged when they saw a picture of Alicent Hightower’s wedding dress during production, sparking a rumor that King Viserys and Alicent’s entire wedding was cut. house of the dragon. Four weeks from the release of episode two, HOTExecutive producer Ryan Condal cleared up these rumors and clarified that there was no wedding scene to begin with.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Condal said that they “never filmed a wedding” and that Emily Carey was wearing it on set because there was supposed to be a scene where young Alicent wanted to show Rhaenyra the dress she would wear to her wedding. . with King Viserys. According to the executive producer, there was going to be an argument between the two friends, which would then turn into spite and betrayal which we will see later as the show progresses.
“Yeah. I mean, things fell out of every episode. We never filmed a wedding. That didn’t happen. But there was a sequence where Rhaenyra and Alicent are together and Alicent wears the dress which implies that at some point she’s leaving to get married. with Rhaenyra’s dad. But, look, you make creative decisions all the time when you’re doing a show like this and you’re looking to get in and out on the dramatic top of things.
“Even in a scripted argument between Alicent and Rhaenyra, it seemed that the look they share, the look of betrayal and pain, and Alicent realizing how deeply hurt she was, her friend communicated so much in a visual medium that she doesn’t need the barbs that were exchanged at the script level. And then knowing where we start in episode 3 with them really icy some years later, understanding how those two different time periods communicate with each other.”
In episode two of house of the dragon, it was announced that King Viserys would marry Alicent Hightower after his father, Otto, ensured that the two became close after the passing of the king’s ex-wife. After the episode aired, footage of Carey in a wedding dress on set was released. This led to much speculation, as fans believed that an entire wedding scene was cut from the show.
later episodes of house of the dragon they go on to show the strained relationship between Alicent and Rhaenyra, and how there is still a grudge once the two are adults. Those who were once friends will soon become great enemies as they plot to defeat Rhaenyra before she ascends the Iron Throne.
house of the dragon is now available to stream on HBO Max.