Matt Smith did the weather forecast with Al Roker while promoting House Of The Dragon (but I can’t stop looking at his shirt)


When actors promote a new project, they usually stick to their talking points and stay where the producers tell them to sit. Good, Dragon House star Matt Smith and the hosts of Today had a different plan. He talked about his work on The crown, its role in the game of thrones prequel, and his gorgeous sense of style. And that last point was especially apt because, during the chat, he wore an amazing black, purple, and blue shirt. Then, he ended up becoming an impromptu anchorman and weatherman on the morning news, and it was hilarious.

From Dragon House cast, Smith plays the maniacal, conniving, devious and corrupt Daemon Prince Targaryen. However, this appearance on Today’s show reminded me more of his days as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who – especially when he flew from his seat to the weather board to do the day’s forecast with Al Roker. Check it out:

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I feel like it could have been something that happened to the Doctor; it seems on-brand that he would accidentally land the TARDIS at 30 Rock in the middle of a show and pretend he was working there. The actor’s charm and charisma during the weather report impressed Al Roker and the two other presenters, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. Especially since shortly before giving us the weather forecast for the day, he had explained to us why he thought their work was so hard. Guthrie then said to him:

We think you should work at the Today Show. You said what we do every day is crazy.

To which the actor responded with:

I find it really hard that you can just read the kind of auto-prompt and do it every morning. I think that’s pretty crazy.

They then convinced him to read the teleprompter, although he said he had bad eyes. He introduced Al Roker, whom he referred to as a “dude”. And then he was told to go to the weather screen, where he explained the forecast across the United States. Honestly, he killed it.

To further the comparison to the Doctor, Matt Smith wore a loose purple, blue, and black button-up shirt reminiscent of his purple tweed jacket from his final season as a Time Lord. Among some of best episodes of Doctor Who, you can find Smith bouncing around the universe in his tweed jacket, bow tie, and the occasional fez. Although Matt Smith, the actor, may not wear suits all the time, he has an amazing and unique sense of style.

Matt Smith pointing his sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who season 7

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This humorous appearance on Today was a breath of fresh air and exemplifies what we expect when Matt Smith appears on TV, especially if you are currently watching Dragon House. Even told him filming the prequel can be a lot. For example, that brothel scene which involved him with Milly Alcock, who plays her niece Rhaenyra Targaryen, had a lot to film for both lead actors and extras. (It was also a lot to watch as a spectator.)

You gotta love seeing Matt Smith doing press because it reminds me of what a fun, goofy human he is. These appearances are also a chance for him to show off his villainous fashion sensibilities. It also reinforces how great he is at his job, because every time I watch a new episode of Dragon House, I forget Smith and only see the Prince of Westeros. You can see Smith transform into a Daemon and stand alongside the rest of the Targaryen family in new episodes of HOT every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO or you can watch with a HBO Max Subscription after their first.


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