House of the Dragon Star Emily Carey Opens Up About Handing Off Alicent Role After the Time Jump
House of the Dragon
After the fifth episode of House of the Dragon came to an end on Sunday, the sneak look at episode six affirmed the arrival of the time jump that has been talked about since the show began. House of the Dragon will leap a decade into the future for the following week’s episode, and that means a couple of characters will be played by various actors going forward. This includes two of the main characters: Rhaenrya Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.
The initial five episodes star Emily Carey as Lady Alicent, the young lady who becomes sovereign after King Viserys’ most memorable spouse bites the dust in labor. Beginning in the following week’s episode, the character will be played by Olivia Cooke. Carey as of late separated her final outing as Alicent with Variety, and revealed that she and Cooke didn’t meet for a seriously significant time-frame, in spite of playing the same character.
“We didn’t actually meet for seemingly forever,” Carey said of Cooke. “So much happens within that 10-year gap…we’re going from practically kids into completely fledged ladies. There’s an entire load of growing up to do in that blend, so it’s kind of like we’re playing totally various individuals.”
Carey proceeded to say that it was hard to take responsibility for role without being able to read all of the contents, however that they’re eager to watch Cooke does with Alicent going forward.
“It’s extremely strange, having this much this much opportunity and this much responsibility for role, and then not in any event, being able to read the other contents, because it was so top mystery,” Carey explained. “I’m incredibly eager to see Olivia and Emma [D’Arcy, who plays the adult Rhaenyra] do their thing. They are both the loveliest individuals ever, and I’ve admired Olivia as work for years and years. So to have the option to hand off a role to her of all individuals fills me with such a lot of delight and pride.”
“I just can’t wait to see the episodes and actually watch the show with the watcher, and not be cringing at myself,” she added. “I can actually take it in according to an audience’s viewpoint, which is very great.”