‘House of The Dragon’: Olivia Cooke to play Queen Alicent Hightower for sixth episode
When viewers tune into HBO Max’s “Game of Thrones” spinoff “The House of the Dragon” on Sunday, there will be some changes.
The two actors, Emily Carey and Millie Alcock, who portrayed the young friends, Queen Elaine Hightower and Princess Rhaenyra respectively, have been recast as the show jumps forward a decade for its sixth installment.
Olivia Cooke will now play the Queen and Emma D’Arcy will play the Princess. While they are playing similar characters at different stages of their lives, the producers decided that they didn’t want the couple to meet during production.
“She didn’t have a stick to go to. I haven’t talked to Emma. I’ve only met her a few times, so that’s why the whole experience was so weird, like, ‘Oh,'” Alcock told Reuters. That’s what we play. Man, but I’ve never actually met you.”
Confirming those terms, Carey said at the “House of the Dragon” premiere, “It was very clear very quickly that it was a choice and not an accident that we didn’t meet and I think that’s what it was.” Yes, in 10 years you change a huge amount, especially when you see someone go from little girls to fully fledged women, there’s a lot of change. People.”
Cooke, however, was unaware that the pair of actors were not on speaking terms despite filming at the same time, and said that she spoke to them at times. He only learned about the arrangement at a Hollywood premiere.
“I just heard that they were told to stay away from us and me and Emma never got the memo to stay away from them, so we were just like, ‘Oh my God, how are you looking for her? Are? What’s going on?’ And maybe it was really bad for their practice.”…Reuters