TV - Movies
Why Emma D'Arcy's
Hair Was A
Challenge In The
House Of The
Dragon Audition
By CAMERON ROY HALL
Talent is a must in the entertainment industry, but physical appearance also plays a big part when it comes to landing a role. For their "House of the Dragon" audition, the HBO showrunners requested that Emma D'arcy perform a little theatrical magic that involved a homemade wig.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emma D'arcy shared how they auditioned for the "Game of Thrones" prequel series during the global pandemic via self-tape. At the time, D'arcy's hair was very short and the showrunners felt as though they needed to see what D'arcy would look like with Rhaenyra Targaryen’s flowing, pale hair.
In D'arcy's own words, "For 24 hours, me and my partner just tried ... We hot glued these hair extensions to these wig grips. We would send photos to Miguel ... And he said, 'Can you keep trying?' We kept trying until we found something that gave me the illusion I had long hair.” While bizarre, their efforts paid off, and D’arcy landed the pivotal role.