In the newly launched HBO series "House of the Dragon", the young actress Milly Alcock (22) embodies the main character Rhaenyra Targaryen. The prequel series to "Game of Thrones" takes place approximately 172 years before the birth of Rhaenyra's famous descendant Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke, 35). After the release of the third episode, actress Alcock was a guest on the official podcast for the series. Here she was asked about the differences between the character she played and Daenerys Targaryen, who, according to the questioner, was "constantly so serious".
"She's figuring out how to better capture the mood of the room," Alcock says of the maturing Rhaenyra. In these scenes it was so much fun "to be allowed to be outrageous". With this statement, actress Alcock is possibly alluding to the recently released, third "House of the Dragon" episode, in which Rhaenyra sometimes behaves like a rebellious teenager towards her father King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine, 49) when he takes her to the wants to bring gain of power under the hood.
Of course, it should not go unmentioned at this point that the respective starting situations of Rhaenyra and Daenerys Targaryen in "House of the Dragon" and "Game of Thrones" differ greatly. Rhaenyra grows up privileged and sheltered at the royal court, while Daenerys finds herself in a foreign land and without significant support right from the start. Her arranged marriage to the Dothraki leader Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa, 43) therefore seems to have no alternative.