“I don’t want to do anything like that”: Milly Alcock’s Supergirl Casting Goes Against House of the Dragon Star’s Statement After Season 1 Ended

Milly Alcock looks to be going against her opinion regarding fantasy projects after her high-profile casting as Supergirl.

“I don’t want to do anything like that”: Milly Alcock’s Supergirl Casting Goes Against House of the Dragon Star’s Statement After Season 1 Ended

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  • Milly Alcock is now a DC star after having been cast as Supergirl by James Gunn.
  • The actor’s earlier comments regarding projects she wanted to do are contradictory to her current status as Supergirl.
  • Alcock had previously gone on record to say that she would not want to take up any more fantasy projects after House of the Dragon.
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Milly Alcock is officially a DC star. The House of the Dragon actor can look forward to some exciting and promising times in her career after James Gunn officially cast her for the role of Supergirl in the highly anticipated Superman: Legacy. With this massive gig, Alcock could also feature in a standalone film based on the character that is on the cards.

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Australian star Milly Alcock

While the young Australian star has landed a role that many celebrities have only dreamt of, her past comments regarding the kind of characters she would want to do have thrown up some talking points. Following her successive stint in House of the Dragon, Alcock had stated that she would prefer to avoid any more fantasy roles in the future. Now, having accepted Supergirl, the actor appears to have modified her stance.

Has Milly Alcock Changed Her Opinion On Films Following Supergirl Casting?

Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen was a popular character in House of the Dragon thanks to Australian actor Milly Alcock. Now, The School star has well and truly made it to the big leagues in Hollywood by winning over James Gunn for the role of Supergirl in the upcoming Superman: Legacy after a detailed audition process. With Gunn also aiming to make a standalone film on the character titled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, Alcock is well on her way to becoming a superstar.

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Milly Alcock has been cast as Supergirl

Her casting though, has also raised a few speculations with regard to the star’s earlier comments on the kind of roles she would prefer to do. Following her stint in House of the Dragon, Alcock spoke to Herald Sun about her future in Hollywood and was clear about what type of films and characters she wanted to stay away from.

“I’m not doing any fantasy roles. I don’t want to do anything like that. I have done it and I don’t need to do it again. I am just kind of waiting for the right project.”

This comment now seems to contradict her casting as Supergirl with the DC narratives being very much in the realm of fantasy. While it is possible that Alcock did not want to let this golden chance to be a superhero slip away, it would be interesting to understand her thought process regarding her earlier opinions on fantasy projects.

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Milly Alcock Was Uncomfortable With Her Fame

Fame is a strange thing. It can be the most ethereal experience for celebrities while also overwhelming them in equal measure. Milly Alcock experienced these contrasting emotions after her marquee role in the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon. While becoming a household name gave her a new high, Alcock admitted in an interview with Herald Sun that she felt an inherent awkwardness about being in the limelight, and consciously chose to avoid seeing her face splashed across the country.

“It was like the world was protecting me from seeing it all. But it’s weird. I am so sick of my face – I am so sick of it. It’s inescapable. As an actor the whole point of your job is to escape yourself and then you are faced with it as a repercussion of doing your work. You are kind of stuck with yourself. It’s been a very strange experience.”

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Milly Alcock was uncomfortable with fame after House of the Dragon

Alcock will now have to quickly get over her reluctance to bask in glory as she has bagged the biggest gig of all by becoming James Gunn’s Supergirl. With her impressive performance in House of the Dragon, DC fans will be rooting for the star to continue in the same vein.

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