Be part of a large successful franchise such as game of thrones, public attention is something a star cannot escape. Whether it’s the titular main protagonist, a secondary character, or an irrelevant side, there are people who will take notice of you for your performance and presence. While that’s a good thing for stars, as more fame and praise means more opportunities for them in the future, the reception and reaction isn’t always a garden of daisies.
That’s what this star of Dragon House went through after being cast as a character on the show.
Fabien Frankel, who plays the knight Criston Cole in the recent Dragon House shares her experiences with fans and how they received her character.
What does Criston Cole’s role in House Of The Dragon look like?
During an appearance on The show tonight, Frankel talks about how some fans hated his character before the series premiere, due to their familiarity with the book. He remembers being at San Diego Comic-Con and overhearing someone tell his friend that he hated him, which ended up setting up the fan response well for Cole’s heel turn in the middle. of the season.
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“I kind of had a feeling that some people didn’t like me. We went to Comic-Con, and I remember all the actors were lined up and I heard a guy say, ‘This guy plays Criston Cole, I hate that guy.” And I was really confused, I was like, ‘Wow, already? He hasn’t even come out yet. Frankel said, recalling his last experience at San Diego Comic-Con.
As it is with game of thrones fans, they have very opinionated reactions to each character and they let them know. Tyrion Lannister was one of those characters who received a lot of attention, both positive and negative, proving that fans are very attached to what they don’t like about a particular show.
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Why the hate for Criston Cole?
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If you were an avid reader of fire and blood, your hatred towards the character was kind of justified. Ser Criston Cole was a Knight of House Cole who became Lord Commander of the Kingsguard for Viserys I Targaryen. His relationship with Viserys’ daughter, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, was first friendly and then confrontational. He is the author who convinced Aegon The Elder to claim control of the Seven Kingdoms after his father’s death, which was not meant to happen as Rhaenyra was always groomed to be the successor. This leads to civil war between Aegon II and his older half-sister, Rhaenyra known as The dragon dance.
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Dragon House is currently streaming on HBO and HBO Max.