House of the Dragon star Olivia Cooke says she was “very hung over” on day one of filming after drinking with Alan Carr

Olivia Cooke revealed she had a tough first day on set house of the dragonafter a night of drinking with Alan Carr.

The actor will play the older version of Alicent Hightower in the HBO prequel series game of Thrones. She will be introduced in the next episode of the series, which airs Sunday (September 25) as the show’s events jump forward 10 years.

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The actress continued to reveal her career HotD didn’t start the way she would have liked.

“I was very hungover. Actually very bad. Really bad,” she told the presenter about her first day of shooting.

Cooke explained that she began drinking with presenter and comedian Alan Carr after performing with him Life is a beach Podcast the night before.

“I never do, but there’s this comedian I love in England, Alan Carr, and he has a podcast,” she said. “He invited me to join the podcast and I was very excited.”

“And my call time the next day wasn’t until 11am so I just brought a bottle of wine as a gesture,” she added.

She said that after the recording ended, the couple continued to drink and chat.

“The podcast is done and we’re chatting, chatting, chatting. He tells me a lot of gossip. More wine, more wine, more wine,” Cooke said.

The actress ended up getting so drunk she doesn’t remember coming home; “I tilted my head down to put my hair in a pony and fell,” she recalled.

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower in House of the Dragon


Not only was she hung over, but the fall resulted in her breaking a tooth.

“I woke up the next day and had a chip on my tooth. Very light chip, but enough for the tongue to enlarge it,” she said. “And you’re like, ‘What have I done?’ No one on set knew until now.”

Despite the hangover, Cooke noted that her first day on set was “amazing.”

Taking to Instagram, Carr responded to the news, writing, “OMG!!! I destroyed America,” alongside a clip of Cooke telling the anecdote.

“Doesn’t sound like me!!!” he wrote sarcastically in the caption alongside wine emojis and laughing, crying faces. “Love you @livkatecooke don’t forget Lifes A Beach.”

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