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‘House Of The Dragon’ Star Reveals Which Aspect Of Fame “F**kin’ Sucks”

‘House Of The Dragon’ Star Reveals Which Aspect Of Fame “F**kin’ Sucks”

Milly Alcock has garnered plenty of attention for portraying fan-favourite Rhaenyra but has said she finds some aspects of fame "straining".

It’s no secret that House Of The Dragon is doing pretty well for itself. The season premiere saw the Game Of Thrones spin-off become HBO’s most successful series premiere of all time, pulling in a whopping 10 million viewers in the US alone. Already, House Of The Dragon is pulling ahead of Amazon’s The Rings Of Power in the ratings and viewership race. Thanks to the show’s success, the series’ cast has been thrust into the spotlight which according to one actress, is taking some time to get used to.

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Milly Alcock portrays young Rhaenyra Targaryen on the show. I say young, because we’re just days away from the impending time-jump episode. In the space of just five weeks, Alcock has certainly made an impression with Rhaenyra becoming a quick fan-favourite, yet in a recent chat with Nylon, the 22-year-old actress explained that one aspect of fame can be “straining”.

Alcock told Nylon: “It's like a part-time job, really. I don't know. I'm trying to not look at it and trying not to engage with it because it doesn't benefit me. It just makes me incredibly anxious. Me seeing my face constantly is straining. No one should have to do that. It f**kin’ sucks, man. I don't know how the socialites of the world can do that. It's kind of driving me off the wall. It's an incredibly difficult space to navigate.

“There's very few people who've had an experience like how I've had, and finding them is really difficult,” Alcock continued. “I don't really know anyone who's kind of gone through what I'm going through. All of my friends are very normal and go to uni and just do very basic things, and my family's not in the arts whatsoever, so it's strange. It feels like someone's opened Pandora's box and you're kind of just looking through the looking glass. It's a bit Alice in Wonderland-y. It's f**king weird.”

Alcock may not enjoy seeing her face but I think it’s fair to say us fans will miss it come the time-jump next week.

Featured Image Credit: HBO, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

Topics: House of the Dragon, Game Of Thrones, TV And Film