New set pics offer our first glimpse of Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon

HOTD5

Production on House of the Dragon is coming along nicely, according to new photos which offer us a peek at costumes as well as a first glimpse of Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon!

The Daily Mail recently published photos of the House of the Dragon cast and crew preparing for a busy day of shooting in Cornwall. Though the photos are a tad grainy and most people’s faces are masked (good on them for prioritizing safety, of course) there’s still a fair bit we can glean from them.

For one thing, two photos offer us our very first look at Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon.

HOTD5

HOTD4

Moreover, we know that filming that day took place at St. Michael’s Mount, which is very, very likely the set for Driftmark, the home base for House Velaryon.


We also got a peek at some of the actors’ headwear as they were transported by boat to St. Michael’s Mount.

HOTD6

HOTD1 HOTD3

The black hats with golden trim are a notable deviation from the costuming styles we saw in Game of Thrones and I, personally, am really excited at the prospect of House of the Dragon showcasing the evolution of Westerosi fashion as it takes us through three centuries of Targaryen history.

Filming continued today, with the Daily Mail providing a few more distant shots. Several more actors and a blue screen are in play, though it’s hard to tell what’s happening, admittedly. We do know that Rhaenyra was present as Emma D’Arcy was spotted once again, bundled up in a coat, with her silver-blonde wig on, ready for shooting. With all the characters clad in black/dark colors, with a sizable group gathered, it may have been for a funeral. Possibly for the sarcophagus seen yesterday on set…

Emma D'Arcy

 

group shot

What do you think about Corlys and the new photos? Are you getting excited?

20 responses

Jump to (and Always Support) the Bottom

    1. I can’t tell… is that grey hair on Steve Toussaint or platinum blond??

      Considering they changed what they considered Lannister blond on Tyrion from season to season you can’t blame me for asking, eh?

        Quote  Reply

    2. WE ARE GETTING HENNINS WE ARE GETTING HENNIS!! I WANNA SOCIALLY DISTANCED KISS THE COSTUME DESIGNER IN A CONSENSUAL WAAAAAAAAAAY!!

      I love how we are gonna see the evolution of Westerosi fashion, specially since the fashion is so intrinsical within this story, I mean,

      The name of the teams its liteally based upon the dresses Rhaenyra and Alicent wore to a tournament, so hopefully we’ll see how much they influence the fashion of their respective sides, showing how incredibly divided the court is, like Margaery and Cersei

      .

        Quote  Reply

    3. Corlys looks AMAZING with those silver dreads, flawless, I specially love how they kept his hair textured (is that the proper way to say it?) because it shows that you can rock the dreads and be as regal as the king himself.

      Look, I prefer it when the adaptation is faceful to the source material but, in this case, I don’t mind it at all, it brings a desperately needed diversity to the show.

      And also, from a buissness perspective its quite smart, not gonna lie, Do you imagine having to recognize a specific character within a group of the whitest people on earth? that would be impossible! honestly, impossible.

        Quote  Reply

    4. OberonYronwood,

      And also, from a buissness perspective its quite smart, not gonna lie, Do you imagine having to recognize a specific character within a group of the whitest people on earth? that would be impossible! honestly, impossible.

      That’s an excellent point. During Game of Thrones, it took me several re-watches of Seasons 1-4 before I could sort all of the characters, families, and alliances. A more diverse cast makes family connections easier for viewers to see.

        Quote  Reply

    5. Dare I go onto Twitter to see the comments about them casting a POC for the role? Not sure I’ve got the energy. 😶

        Quote  Reply

    6. OberonYronwood: And also, from a buissness perspective its quite smart, not gonna lie, Do you imagine having to recognize a specific character within a group of the whitest people on earth? that would be impossible! honestly, impossible.

      This is a really good point, audience will see a black person with silver/white hair and know right away its a member of house Velaryon. It didn’t even consider that! LOL.

        Quote  Reply

    7. Apollo,

      I personally will avoid Twitter. I don’t have a Twitter account though it’s possible to view stuff on Twitter without having an account of course.

      I’m not sure that having a black person playing a Valeryon is any worse than Laurence Olivier wearing dark make-up to play Othello. In LO’s defence at the time of the film (of the play) there probably weren’t a lot of black British actors with the gravitas to play the part. Back in the day my school had an outing to see the film and I liked it though on one occasion LO’s dark make-up came off on Maggie (at that time not a Dame) Smith – who played Desdemona.

        Quote  Reply

    8. Dame of Mercia,

      I love theatre and especially Shakespeare, I would like to watch Othello with Laurence Olivier as a protagonist (I have seen him in Hamlet) and Maggie Smith as Desdemona! When I was a child I was looking forward for Mondays because on Monday evenings there were Shakespearean plays on TV (filmed by the BBC). During that time I saw a young Helen Mirren as Rosalind in As You Like It and she became one of my favourite actresses.
      Since March 2020 one of the things I have missed most is theatre. I am so happy that this will change soon: I have tickets for two plays this month.

        Quote  Reply

    9. Apollo:
      Dare I go onto Twitter to see the comments about them casting a POC for the role? Not sure I’ve got the energy. 😶

      Let’s not encourage this debate again please.

        Quote  Reply

    10. In the London mayoral election there is a joke candidate called Count Binface. One thing he is suggesting is that people who don’t like a policy are forced to watch the film of ‘Cats’. Now I don’t know if the film was THAT bad or not. Perhaps people who bring up hackneyed discussion points in this site could be forced (if they hated GoT season 8) to watch that season on an endless loop for a time. For people like myself who didn’t hate the ending something else would have to be devised. Castings/fidelity to source material could be an interesting subject if the forums worked (hint, hint if any mods are reading can the forum be fixed?).

        Quote  Reply

    11. OberonYronwood: WE ARE GETTING HENNINS WE ARE GETTING HENNIS!! I WANNA SOCIALLY DISTANCED KISS THE COSTUME DESIGNER IN A CONSENSUAL WAAAAAAAAAAY!!

      I love how we are gonna see the evolution of Westerosi fashion, specially since the fashion is so intrinsical within this story, I mean,

      That’s what got me a bit excited about these photos too — some kind of fashion change throughout Westerosi history 🙂 I’m curious to see what else will differ! I’m all for more headwear 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    12. I’m so happy to be once again excited about ASOIAF matters. My watch has begun once more (I was just pissing over the Wall).

        Quote  Reply

    Jump to the Top

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *