Ewan Mitchell, who plays Aemond Targaryen in the movie House of the Dragon, employs method acting to embody the character. Years after Aemond claimed the powerful dragon Vhagar, Mitchell, the second actor to portray Aemond Targaryen, assumed the role. After losing control of his dragon and accidentally killing Lucerys Velaryon (Elliot Grihault), the second son of Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), one of the prospective successors to the Iron Throne, Aemond became the most powerful dragon rider, which proved to be a frightening proposition. It’s a mistake that will undoubtedly devastate all of Westeros.
Aemond Targaryen may have found himself in a difficult predicament in House of the Dragon, but that has just provided his actor the ideal opportunity to really inhabit the role. Of course, it can be challenging for Ewan Mitchell to truly inhabit his role of Aemond because he is such a complicated individual with a personality that is very different from his own. Mitchell claimed that he has been utilizing method acting to have a deeper understanding of the rebellious Targaryen prince in an interview with The Face. Even though he hasn’t been engaging in the kinds of method acting that are sometimes criticized as superfluous or painful for other performers, Mitchell has benefited much from the approach. See what he said below:
I’m quite serious, probably way too much. I think method acting gets a bad rap nowadays, but if you consider it [in relation to] people’s time, it’s certainly not a bad thing. For Aemond, I definitely stayed in a state of character, because his temperature is so high, and I’m quite calm and collected. So instead of fluctuating between the two, I’d find a middle ground that I could relax into between takes. For me, it made it that little bit more work efficient.
Unveiling Aemond’s House Of The Dragon’s Season 2 Future
Aemond has discovered how really unpredictable the Targaryen dragons are while attempting to frighten his nephew since Vhagar’s deeds will quickly spark a war. That can be a challenging discovery for the impulsive Aemond, and it’s one of the reasons Season 2 of House of the Dragon is different from Season 1. The Greens may be fully aware of just how dangerous the dragons are, but Rhaenyra’s Blacks will still have faith in their capacity to manage them. Unfortunately, even if he killed Lucerys, Aemond will still need Vhagar to survive the upcoming fight. Even though he is aware of how deadly she is, he will be forced to utilize her in the impending Dance of Dragons.
However, after starting the conflict, Aemond will be forced to take part. The Blacks cannot afford to let her watch him ride the largest and most experienced dragon. Thankfully, Mitchell will be able to completely embody his role because the largest error from Season 1 of House of the Dragon won’t happen again. Ryan Condal, the show’s creator, has already declared that there won’t be any more enormous time jumps or recastings. Instead, Mitchell may totally immerse himself in Aemond and properly examine the effects of the worst choice Aemond ever made.
While Aemond will have to battle in the future, it is unclear how he will deal with his part in Lucerys’ demise. It is unclear if Aemond would acknowledge that the murder was an error or whether he will proudly claim that he had full knowledge that the heir to House Velaryon would be killed. The most terrible dragon sequences between Aemond and Vhagar have already been set up in House of the Dragon, but it is presently unknown how Aemond will go from a careless killer to the vengeful monster of Fire and Blood, the novel that the program has been adapting. Whatever the answer, Ewan Mitchell will have the chance to delve profoundly into Aemond.
Watch the BTS of Episode 7 of House of The Dragon: