The much-anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff series, House of the Dragon aired on the 21st of August. With the show getting rave reviews so far, the actress who portrays Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Eve Best, opened up about the strange auditioning process she went through for the role and her first impressions of the show.
House of the Dragon
Set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is a spinoff based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood. The story focuses on the house Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war. In the center of the show are Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her best friend Alicent Hightower. This 10-part series premiered on HBO Max on August 21st and has been well-received by critics thus far.
Best Was Unprepared for the Game of Thrones Spinoff
Actress Eve Best stars in the House of the Dragon as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. However, the actress openly spoke about how she wasn’t in the loop when it comes to the popular series Game of Thrones when she auditioned for the new spinoff. The actress admits that she hadn’t watched the epic tale of the iron throne and the seven kingdoms that fans have been following through eight seasons. Best says she knew it was a big deal but wasn’t expecting the true scale of it. She recounts stepping on the set, surrounded by a crew of 4000 people, as a jaw-dropping experience.
An Odd Auditioning Process
Best revealed that, for the auditions for House of the Dragon, they had been sent a script from Game of Thrones with all the names changed. At that time, they weren’t even told the title of the new show. Once the real script was made available, Best loved the writing and the fact that her character was a dragon rider. Starring alongside her are Mat Smith in the role of Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, to name a few.
Apparently, the announcement of a new Dead Space wasn’t just an elaborate prank because Electronic Arts showed off extremely early footage of the remake of the popular action-horror game on a live stream on EA Motive’s Twitch channel.
Electronic Arts Showed Early Images of the Dead Space Remake on EA Motive’s Twitch Channel
The reveal was done during a live stream and hosted by creative director Roman Campos-Oriola and senior producer Philippe Ducharme. The stream did not show a cinematic trailer or gameplay reveal but a very early look at the upcoming remake. Over the 40 minutes of the stream, the duo talked about how the studio was approaching the remake of a beloved game.
Dead Space Is Planned for Release On PC, PS5, and Xbox S and X
Dead Space currently has no release date. Still, fans were happy to see developers show off the footage of a triple-A game that is this far from release, especially because such reveals usually only come during GDC talks or special events.
The upcoming Dead Space reboot will be far from traditional. The developers were clear that the new game will be a complete remake. EA Motive had apparently accessed the original files of the game, including the assets of the Ishimura ship, where the first game largely takes place. The developers have also stated that the important thing is to improve on different elements and recreate that original but still create a new experience.
Gunner Wright will apparently reprise his role as the voice of protagonist Isaac Clarke. From the early peek, the Dead Space remake looks a whole lot like the original but with visuals worthy of next-generation consoles. Campos-Oriola has also stated that the way the protagonist was looking for his girlfriend Nicole in the story but not so much in the game will be improved upon.
Dead Space will be built in the powerful Frostbite engine and will not be shackled by older hardware. The developers’ intentions are to offer a fully unbroken experience from the start screen to the end credit.