'House of the Dragon' star Fabien Frankel says Matt Smith is 'damn sexy' as Daemon Targaryen: 'He's the sexiest I've ever seen him'

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  • "House of the Dragon" star Fabien Frankel told the Times of London he thinks Matt Smith is "sexy."

  • The Criston Cole actor said he had a "blast" shooting the hit show with Smith.

  • Frankel said they discussed whether Criston and Daemon Targaryen were "flirting" in episode one.

"House of the Dragon" star Fabien Frankel said he thinks his costar Matt Smith is "damn sexy" as fan favorite character Daemon Targaryen.

Since the show has aired, fans have praised Smith's charisma and charm as the dragon-riding, rebel prince in the series.

Frankel appeared to also be a member of the Matt Smith fan club in a new interview with the Times of London.

"Matt's damn sexy in this show, he's the sexiest I've ever seen him," Frankel said.

Frankel also discussed the tournament scenes in episode one, where his character, Ser Criston Cole, first comes to blows with Daemon. Frankel said that after the scene, Smith suggested that there may be underlying feelings between the two characters.

Frankel recalled: "We had a blast shooting those scenes. We really liked each other a lot. I remember Matt saying, 'Maybe they're flirting, Criston and Daemon.' It's funny because I thought that in private but I didn't want to say anything in case it felt controversial."

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Fans have also theorized that Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) and Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) have romantic feelings for each other.HBO

While Daemon's sexuality has not been confirmed, many fans have questioned whether the Targaryen prince is bisexual after a deleted scene from episode six was released earlier this week showing the character being intimate with a servant.

There have only been two canonically queer main characters in the series so far, Laenor Velaryon and Ser Joffrey Lonmouth. However, the latter was killed in the same episode that he was introduced.

Fans have also theorized that Daemon's niece Rhaenyra Targaryen and her best friend Alicent Hightower have romantic feelings for each other due to their close friendship earlier in the show.

During a roundtable interview, which Insider attended ahead of the series, Emily Carey, who plays the younger version of Alicent, said that she thought the characters were "in love a little bit" when she first read the script.

"I think any woman could think back to the best friend that they had at 14 years old, and it's a relationship and a closeness unlike any other," Carey, who is queer, said. "You do toe the line between platonic and romantic."

In a later interview with the New York Times, Carey and Milly Alcock, who plays young Rhaenyra, said they felt like they were "about to kiss" after an emotional scene in episode four.

New episodes of "House of the Dragon" air Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.

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