‘House Of The Dragon’: Olivia Cooke Talks Alicent And Rhaenyra Feud, Taking Over As Queen In Show’s Time Jump

There’s one more sovereign in Westeros – – sort of. As Spot of the Winged snake’s storyline is set to get out ahead 10 years in Sunday’s episode, a select social event of young performers will be superseded by new age-legitimate performers. Alicent Hightower, who has as yet been played by 19-year-old Emily Carey, will presently be portrayed by 28-year-old Olivia Cooke.

Cooke kept an eye on the advancement and what fans can expect from her character’s creating break with Princess Rhaenyra (recently played by Milly Alcock, with Emma D’Arcy taking command over this week) in a gathering on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“I wish she was a touch more trash at her specific business so then I could go in and be like, ‘Take a load off, people. I got this,’” Cooke joked about taking command over her occupation from Carey. “Anyway, no. Everyone will be squashed.”

Cooke uncovers that she was the performer to be extended first for the part, but that she and Carey would have rather not collaborated on encouraging Alicent’s mannerisms together.

“I was as, I have no any grounds to be viewed in a serious way telling you how to finish the work,” she says. “Moreover, imagine you at 18 – – you feel so special. I was like, ‘You continue to do anything that you could believe that should do and I’ll endeavor to be as perfect.’”

As Alicent appeared, apparently, to leave her imprint strength around the completion of Sunday’s fifth episode, named “We Light the Way,” Cooke nudges continued with animosity between past best buddies Alicent and Rhaenyra.

“I can say that the stewing pressures among Rhaenyra and Alicent have rotted over the 10-year time bounce,” she nudges, “and it’s essentially, you can cut the strain with a sharp edge in Westeros.”

The performer also surrenders that she will be giving close thought to fan reaction to her display this week – – notwithstanding the way that she could come to mull over it.

“I’ll set out a glass of wine, I’ll put Twitter on. Have a cry, reasonable,” she jokes. “Book an outing some spot, throw my phone in the ocean, [go] to a little fishing town, grow a beard development, start another life.”