house of the dragon Star Milly Alcock has said it’s “damn ironic” to see fans of the show pit the young female actors against each other.
The Australian actor stars in HBO series game of Thrones Prequel as a young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the daughter and heiress of King Viserys (Paddy Considine).
In a new interview, Alcock was asked about the friendship between Rhaenyra and her childhood companion Alicent Hightower, played by Emily Carey.
said Alcock nylon that the relationship and “unconditional love” between the characters was written in the script and that she and Carey instinctively “got it” “very quickly.”
“Especially in the first few episodes – so the audience cares when the end of this friendship inevitably happens,” she explained.
“Because I think the irony I found in releasing the show is that house of the dragon emphasizes patriarchy, yes misogyny, but also the internalized misogyny that these two women have to face. They are forced to conflict with each other through the choices of the men.”
Alcock continued, “But what I found quite hilarious is that the fandom also pits the actors, young Alicent and young Rhaenyra, against each other and choosing who is better, also by the choice of mostly males. So I think it’s really just bloody ironic.
When asked if it felt like she was watching it in real time, Alcock simply replied, “Exactly.”
While Alcock and Carey currently star as Rhaenyra and Alicent, they will be replaced by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke in episode six of coming soon house of the dragon.
You can read about the biggest talking points from episode four here.
house of the dragon airs Mondays at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/milly-alcock-rhaenyra-alicent-house-of-the-dragon-b2167736.html House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock says reaction to key friendship is ‘damn ironic’