‘Home of the Dragon’: Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy take over key roles

When audiences tune into HBO Max’s “Recreation of Thrones” spin-off “The Home of the Dragon” on Sunday, there might be a number of modifications.

The 2 actors, Emily Carey and Milly Alcock, who portrayed the younger frenemies, Queen Alicent Hightower and Princess Rhaenyra respectively, have been recast because the present time jumps a decade ahead for its sixth episode.

Olivia Cooke will now take over the position of the Queen and Emma D’Arcy might be enjoying the Princess. Whereas they’re enjoying the identical characters at completely different phases of their lives, the producers determined they didn’t need the pairs to satisfy throughout manufacturing.

Alcock informed Reuters, “There was no baton to move on to. I did not converse to Emma. I’ve solely met them a number of occasions, which is why this entire expertise has been so bizarre, being like ‘Oh we play the identical individual, however I’ve by no means actually met you’.”

Confirming these stipulations, Carey stated on the “Home of the Dragon” premiere “It was type of made very clear fairly rapidly that it was a selection and never an accident that we hadn’t met and I believe what it’s, is that in 10 years you alter an enormous quantity, particularly if you’re seeing somebody go from little ladies into totally fledged girls, there’s an enormous quantity of fixing that occurs. It was virtually primarily like we have been enjoying two completely different characters, two very, very completely different individuals.”

Cooke, nevertheless, was unaware that the pairs of actors weren’t purported to work together with each other, regardless of filming on the identical time, and stated she had talked to them at occasions. She solely discovered concerning the association on the Hollywood premiere.

“I simply heard that they have been informed to avoid us and me and Emma by no means received the memo to avoid them, so we have been similar to ‘Oh my god, how are you discovering it? What is going on on?’ and perhaps that was actually unhealthy for his or her course of.”..Reuters 

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