Millie Alcock lets the fiery inner Targaryen slip in a new interview with Nylon.
“Dragon HouseThe star, who plays young Princess Rhinera Targaryen in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.Prequel, told the magazine in an article published on Wednesday that some fans don’t seem to pick up on how their behavior reflects the gender differences highlighted in the series.
Alcock has indicated that her pivotal character’s friendship with Aliscent Hightower (Emily Carey) has frayed due to the patriarchal world they live in – a struggle that is emphasized on the show.
“House of Dragons highlights the yes, patriarchy, yes, misogyny, but also the inner misogyny that these two women are forced to confront,” she told the magazine. “They are compelled to contradict each other because of the choices of men.”
“But what I found very funny is that the fan base puts the actors, young Aliscent and young Rainera, at odds with each other, choosing who is the best, also mostly by men’s decision. So I think it’s just really ironic.”
Alcock’s comments come weeks after Emily Curry, who plays young Aliscent on the series, said the harassment prompted her to delete her Twitter account. Having said that her character is “multifaceted” and has “too many layers to her” at Comic Con in San Diego.
It is unclear what specific comments Alcock was referring to. A Twitter search for her name turned up posts mostly praising her personality.
“House of the Dragon” is based on a few chapters in George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire and Blood,” a history of the Targaryen fictional house. In the book, Aliscent is portrayed as the villain and main enemy of Rinera.
“Fire & Blood” reads like a broad textbook, with an omniscient narrator collecting the history of House Targaryen from various sources, including leaders, septons, literature and a man named Mushroom – and these accounts tend to conflict with each other. Therefore, this history of House Targaryen is not very reliable, and the show contains various versions of events on which it can be based.
The four episodes that have aired so far indicate that the series is very interested in showing that everything that happens between Rhaenyra and Alicent is subtle and greatly influenced by the decisions of the most powerful men and institutions around them.
Read Alcock’s full interview at Nylon.