Forget Jon Snow, there’s a new “Game of Thrones” heartthrob in Westeros. (Most of the time.) After only one episode, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” has established Matt Smith (as Daemon Targaryen) as the series’ most loathed antagonist.
HBO’s website claims that the story takes place two hundred years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” focuses on House Targaryen, and revolves on the characters of that family. At first, Smith was intrigued by the prospect of playing the Targaryen prince, but he eventually became ambivalent about the part.
Smith told The Hollywood Reporter that he was first skeptical since he felt the show had been done before. However, the richness of Daemon’s character ultimately won him over. “He’s such a great creation because you can never guess his intentions.
I appreciated the open-endedness of that “I quote Smith: “It’s fascinating to observe such heinous behavior from fictional people, and I found his ruthlessness to be one of the most intriguing aspects of his character.
But he believes he is coming from a real place in many respects.” Viewers are probably curious about Daemon‘s romantic prospects on the show given that he has been frequently spotted in Westerosi brothels.
It is yet unknown whether Daemon and his niece, Rhaenyra Targaryen, will engage in incest, as the ruling houses of Westeros sometimes did (Hi, Cersei and Jaime Lannister!). However, Smith’s romantic life off screen is considerably easier to deduce.
Caroline Brady And Matt Smith Are A Couple
As of August, Mirror announced that Matt Smith is dating British actress Caroline Brady, despite the fact that Smith is very private about his personal life. Brady is the vice president of fundamental equities impact investment at Black Rock, a worldwide investment firm, as per her profile on the social networking site LinkedIn.
Fan speculation is that Smith met Caroline through her sister, Millie Brady, who co-starred with Smith in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” in 2016. (Smith ironically dated one of his co-stars, Lily James, at the time.) Since Caroline skipped the red carpet premiere for “House of the Dragon” without Smith, it’s safe to assume that the two aren’t an item.
Seems like secrecy is still very important to them. Smith suggests that, given the intrusive nature of his employment, he would appreciate this seclusion. Even so, it’s all he’s ever known. When asked about his romantic life in an August interview with Rolling Stone, Smith stated, “I have a background in acting, so that’s what I’m most comfortable doing.
Just the way my life is.” In a separate interview with Esquire UK, the actor also talked of wanting to settle down with a wife and kids. “Yes, I believe that to be the ultimate purpose of human existence. Children. Creating a new nuclear family. This is what will matter when it’s all over and you’re lying on the slab “His words. Will he eventually make Caroline his wife?
Who Was Matt Smith’s Ex-Girlfriend?
Caroline Brady may be well-connected in Hollywood, but she doesn’t seem to have much in common with the A-listers Matt Smith has dated in the past. Smith’s last long-term partner was the real-life Cinderella, Lily James, before he started dating Brady.
According to HollywoodLife, the two first met while filming “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” and then went on to attend the 2015 premiere of “Cinderella” together. After a few years together, the couple reportedly broke up in 2019, with the Daily Mail reporting that James had difficulty accepting Smith’s closeness with Claire Foy, his co-star on Netflix’s “The Crown.”
Marie Claire reports that these two are more than just pals; they had “intense chemistry” throughout their on-stage marriage in the 2019 play “Lungs.” James took a trip to Rome with actor Dominic West, who was married at the time, to help her get over her breakup with Smith. Photos of the couple kissing and canoodling in public surfaced, and James had to play damage control.
But she never disclosed the details of the incident. “Oh no, I’d rather not discuss that right now. There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid,” she told The Guardian after West had reconciled with his wife. While Smith and James weren’t together at the time, he was obviously aware of the incident.
Maybe that’s what made him want to find a more low-key love interest. His relationship with Brady appears to be going well. According to the Daily Mail, they began dating in 2021.