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Emma D’Arcy: 5 Things To Know About The Adult Rhaenyra Targaryen In ‘House Of The Dragon’

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Emma D’Arcy: 5 Things To Know About The Adult Rhaenyra Targaryen In ‘House Of The Dragon’

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Emma D’Arcy about to become a household name. The 30-year-old actor, who uses the pronoun surname / last name, will now play Rhaenrya Targaryen in House of the Dragon. Rhaenyra’s journey to the Iron Throne is about to get very bumpy, and Emma is about to blow us away with their performance.

So, who is Emma D’Arcy? Dragon’s House became one of the most popular shows on TV, so this was really Emma’s breakout moment. Here are 5 key things to know about Emma.

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Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen. (HBO)

1. Emma plays adult Rhaenyra in Dragon’s House.

Emma started playing adult Rhaenyra Targaryen in episode 6 of Dragon’s House. Emma will continue to play the fan-favorite character for the duration of the series. The show has grown after 10 years, so the fans have to part Milly Alcock’s younger version of Rhaenyra. Emma joins Olivia Cookewho is playing the adult Alicent Hightower.

2. Emma is non-binary.

Emma opened up about their non-binary identities while discussing Rhaenrya’s challenges as a woman in Dragon’s House. “Rhaenyra is having a constant battle over what it means to be a woman and a basic outsider,” said the actor. The Hollywood Reporter. “She is scared of being constrained in the role of mother and is aware of how different her position would be if she were a man. I am a non-binary person. I’ve always found myself pulled and repulsed by masculine and feminine identities and I think that plays out honestly here. She can’t go to court in a way that comes easily to others.”

3. Emma is from London.

Emma grew up in the London area. They attended Ruskin School of the Arts, an art school at the University of Oxford. They are also joint artistic directors at the Forward Arena Theater Company in London.

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Emma D’Arcy at a ‘House of the Dragon’ premiere event. (HBO)

4. Emma’s first on-screen role was in 2015.

Emma appeared in the short film United Strong Alone in 2015. Their recent projects before Dragon’s House movie included Mothering Sunday and roles in TV shows Hanna and Truth seekers.

5. Emma auditioned for the role of Rhaenyra during the pandemic.

Emma said EW that they sent a “very fast audition tape” in the middle of the pandemic to Dragon’s House. They recorded themselves on an iPhone placed on a chip bag. They auditioned for 3 months. In an interview with HBO, Emma revealed that they were told the part likely wouldn’t go their way right before they landed the role.

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Emma D’Arcy: 5 Things To Know About The Adult Rhaenyra Targaryen In ‘House Of The Dragon’

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