According to Paddy Considine, he didn’t want to communicate with anyone from “Game of Thrones” prior to playing King Viserys because of the massive gap between the shows’ timelines. To him, there was just nothing that the “GoT” cast could have brought to the creative table for him. But he understands why his decision may not sit well with others, especially in Hollywood.
“If you’re in Doctor Who, I think it’s a good idea to speak to the Doctor that came before you and find out a bit about passing the torch,” Considine admitted to. “It’s the respectful thing to do. But this was different. This is hundreds of years earlier. There doesn’t seem to be the need.”
HBO’s “House of the Dragon” — which debuted on August 21 — takes place roughly 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and sees members of House Targaryen vying to be King Viserys’ royal heir. “I have nothing but respect [for the GoT cast],” Considine told THR. “But I didn’t feel the need to speak to any of them considering I live  years before those guys.” However, that wasn’t the only reason why the actor refused to connect with the “GoT” crew.