- “House of the Dragon” star Emma D’Arcy said they are unsure how to react to becoming a meme.
- A clip of the actor saying “a negroni, sbagliato, with prosecco in it” went viral on TikTok.
- D’Arcy said that they are glad the drink is “getting the recognition that it deserves.”
“House of the Dragon” star Emma D’Arcy said that they are glad that the negroni sbagliato is finally getting “the recognition that it deserves.”
Earlier this month, a clip of an HBO Max promotional interview between D’Arcy and costar Olivia Cooke went viral after fans became obsessed with the way the Rhaenyra actor said their drink of choice: “A negroni, sbagliato… with prosecco in it.” Since then, fans have started ordering the drink at bars and making their own versions at home.
D’Arcy addressed becoming a meme in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying they are unsure of how to react to the response.
“I find that a perfect cocktail of surprising, bemusing, and intensely flattering,” D’Arcy said. “All of my body wants to give a flippant answer in terms of a great drink finally getting the recognition that it deserves. Very surreal and very lovely.”
They then added: “I don’t have anything illuminating to say on it because it’s very hard to know how to react when you become a meme. Someone should write an essay on that, actually. I would definitely read it.”
The negroni sbagliato is a version of the negroni — a gin cocktail using Campari and sweet vermouth — which swaps the gin for prosecco.
D’Arcy previously told the New York Times that they were “embarrassed” by the meme because they were only trying to make Cooke laugh after spending six hours in interviews.
They told the Times: “I keep thinking I should tell my mum that I’ve become a meme in the hope that she’ll be happy for me, but I’d have to explain what a meme is, and I’ve decided it’s too much effort.”
The original Tiktok video has amassed 25.3 million views so far and over 63,o00 videos have been posted using the sound.