At the Australian premiere of the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon,

Emilia Clarke: At the House of the Dragon premiere, an Australian CEO refers to the actor as a "short, dumpy girl."

Patrick Delany, the CEO of Australian television company Foxtel, made the remarks while delivering a speech

at the Sydney premiere of the highly anticipated House of the Dragon,

which takes place nearly 200 years before the events of the original HBO series, 

Delany recalled why he was late to start watching Game of Thrones when it first aired 

before a screening of the first episode of House of the Dragon at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter.