Milly Alcock, the Australian actress was born on 11th April 2000 and brought up in Sydney, Australia. Her full name is Amelia May Alcock
Ever since “House of the Dragon” the spin-off of “Game of Thrones” aired on the 21st of August, the internet flooded with praising the acting of Milly Alcock. Fans tweeted that they were obsessed with Milly Alcock and also appreciated her performance while speaking High Valyrian, especially in the scene when she said “dracarys”.
Milly Alcock on Incest Scene
The fourth episode of House of the Dragon aired on 11th September. In the episode “King of the Narrow Sea” Milly Alcock who is playing Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen has been seen sharing an Incest scene with Matt Smith who is portraying the role of Daemon Targaryen, Rhaenyra’s Uncle.
While talking about her making-out scene with Matt Smith in an Interview, Milly Alcock said that she and Matt were just kind of mates and which is why it became comfortable for them to shoot the scenes.
Milly Alcock talked about her character Rhaenyra and she also mentioned that Rhaenyra is now at that age where she can’t make distinctions between lust, romantic love, and platonic love. Milly added that Rhaenyra hasn’t lived that long enough or explored enough and gone through those experiences.
Milly Alcock said that Rhaenyra knows that she has feelings for her Uncle Daemon, but she wasn’t sure how to navigate those feelings.
Shooting the Scene
Milly Alcock said in the interview that she and Matt Smith had an intimacy coordinator, they worked with her during the rehearsal process and blocked it out for months. Alcock continued that their director Clare Kilner made sure that they wouldn’t see any of the brothel stuff till the time they were shooting. So, the scene where Daemon was walking along with Rhaenyra in the brothel and guiding her to the room with all the other people, was the first time Alcock saw this stuff. Milly Alcock said that it was quite shocking for her and it was weird and silly.
It wasn’t a shock for the fans though. As fans, we all know that an incest relationship is not a new thing in GOT universe. These kinds of relations have been seen in Game of Thrones and from the first episode of House of the Dragons, it was pretty clear that there was some kind of chemistry between them. For many people, it was unexpected, though people knew that this was coming still it was mildly scandalized.
How did Milly Alcock prepare for the role of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen?
Milly Alcock was too young when the first season of Game of Thrones aired. Milly hasn’t seen the HBO series Game of Thrones, though she has known about it, she knew how popular and big the GOT Universe is. After getting cast for the House of the Dragon series, Milly Alcock binge-watched all the seasons of Game of Thrones in two weeks. She added in the Interview with New York Post that after watching the series she instantly became a fan and understood why everyone is crazy about it. She also went through the Novel, and although she hasn’t read the whole book, it is quite clear from her character that whatever she had read was on point.
Experience on being the set of such a big franchise
Being in such a big franchise is itself an experience. In an interview when Milly Alcock was asked about how she felt when she got to know that she is playing an important role, to which she said that she was in disbelief and shock, she didn’t allow herself to get excited due to the thought of getting fired, until the time she started doing the pre-production process.
Milly Alcock told that the throne room was just so cool and no matter how many times she steps into the set, she never felt uninterested. For Milly, this was a new experience as she has only don Australian Television.
Milly Alcock has done full justice to Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. Milly was named a 2018 rising star by the Casting Guild of Australia.