House of the Dragon is mainly focused on House Targaryen which is set around 200 years before to the events of Game of Thrones. Previous news revealed that we won’t be seeing Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke and there will be dragons and a whole new cast.
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One of those vital characters is Rhaenyra Targaryen, played by Milly Alcock and Emma D’Arcy with her younger and older versions respectively. According to the star, she was living in her mother’s attic when she received the call that she’d secured the role, and said “I was in shock and disbelief.”
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House of the Dragon Star Milly Alcock Says She Was in Shock and Disbelief
Milly Alcock was born on April 11, 2000, making her 22 years old at the time of the House of the Dragon premiere. She said that she enjoyed Emilia Clarke’s iconic role as Daenerys but she didn’t take any inspiration from it in for playing Rhaenyra. she further added:
“Obviously, there are similarities in their fundamental morals as people, but ultimately they move throughout the world very differently.”
Instead, she was inspired by other sources as she mentions:
“Cate Blanchett in ‘The Golden Age,’ and Audrey Hepburn in ‘Roman Holiday.’ If you could combine those 2 women together, I think that is Rhaenyra. She’s witty, and cheeky, but she has to perform constantly, and live up to that regal role. But, you can see under the surface, she’s quite uncomfortable in her skin.”
She also shared her excitement after she landed the important role:
“It took me until I was actually doing pre-production to fully process it, and allow myself to get excited about it, and stop getting the feeling that I was going to be fired, The throne room was just so cool. Every time you stepped on set, the novelty did not wear off.”
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The most anticipated show is a Game of Thrones prequel, which follows the story of the Targaryen civil war. The story is going to show the friendship between Lady Alicent Hightower played by Olivia Cooke and Princess Rhaenrya and the eldest child of King Viserys I’s (Paddy Considine). It will also show the succession struggle between Rhaenyra and her uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen. The show will also depict Alicent and Rhaenrya as young women played by Emily Carey and Milly Alcock, respectively.
House of the Dragon has been released worldwide on August 22, now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The series premiered on HBO on August 21.