Matt Smith Sounds Off on Whether His “House of the Dragon” Character Could Beat “Game of Thrones”' Jon Snow in a Fight

Smith is currently starring on the second season of hit Max series 'House of the Dragon', which premieres on June 16

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Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty

Matt Smith is sharing his thoughts on the power balance in the Game of Thrones realm.

The British actor, 41, was asked on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon whether he thought his House of the Dragon character Daemon Targaryen or Game of Thrones' Jon Snow — portrayed by Kit Harington — would win in a fight.

“Who would win in a fight between Jon Snow and Daemon — mate, I’ve got a dragon,” Smith proudly announced, as the audience cheered.

The Doctor Who actor noted that while he had a “lot of respect for Jon Snow” — the popular main character who could be seen on all eight seasons — he knew exactly who would be coming out on top.

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“Don’t get me wrong. Kit Harington, lovely man. Lovely guy. I have a lot of respect but don't get it twisted," he said. "I would f--- those [Stark] brothers up, mate.”

This prompted host Jimmy Fallon to get up from his seat and walk away for a moment as he erupted into a laughing fit.

“I’ve got a dragon,” Smith repeated, to which Fallon agreed, “You’ve got a dragon, yeah.”

Helen Sloan/HBO Kit Harington as seen in Game of Thrones Season 8.
Helen Sloan/HBO Kit Harington as seen in Game of Thrones Season 8.

Smith went on to give some details about the second season of his HBO show — a prequel to the Game of Thrones series — which follows two sides of the Targaryen family as they fight over the throne with dragons to boot.

“There are a lot of rifts within the family, as you’d expect, and there’s a lot of grief kind of flying around,” Smith shared. “And so I think that makes people act strange, and so people are acting and reacting in a very Targaryen way.”

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On Monday, June 3, Smith and the rest of the cast stepped out for the season 2 premiere at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. At the event, Steve Toussaint who plays Lord Corlys "The Sea Snake" Velaryon, teased that because the first season was so well received, the actors have been trying to make sure it stays that way.

“It's like anything else, we're all nervous now because we're hoping that people like it,” he told PEOPLE. “We think that we've done a good job, but it's possible the audience might just go, 'Oh my God, what have you done?'”

<p>Ollie Upton/HBO</p> Matt Smith in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Ollie Upton/HBO

Matt Smith in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Season 2 will see Westeros fall into a "very bloody feast," as showrunner Ryan Condal told Entertainment Weekly in 2022 following the first season's finale.

"I'm really interested in picking up with all of those characters that we spent all of this time introducing, particularly [main characters] Rhaenyra and Alicent's families, and seeing what happens now that we've flipped the chessboard over and spilled the pieces on the ground," Condal said of how season 2 will dive into the feud between the Targaryens and the Hightowers.

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Season 2 of House of the Dragon premieres June 16 on HBO and Max.

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