- Milly Alcock isn’t interested in another fantasy role after “House of the Dragon.”
- The star played the younger version of Rhaenyra Targaryen in the “Game of Thrones” spinoff.
- Alcock said she wants to wait for the right project to come along.
Australian star Milly Alcock rose to international fame in 2022 thanks to her role as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s “House of the Dragon,” which is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” and follows the downfall of House Targaryen thanks to a bloody civil war.
The 22-year-old actor plays the younger version of Rhaenyra in the first five episodes of the series before a substantial time jump moves things along by 10 years, and Emma D’Arcy picks up the role.
The actor recently discussed how “House of the Dragon” has affected her life when speaking to the Herald Sun.
She said: “It was and still is genuinely life-changing and I am still adjusting and it’s all very strange. But there’s also this element of, ‘This is probably all going to be temporary and it will die down.'”
Although Alcock’s performance as Rhaenyra has been met with plenty of praise from critics and fans alike, she’s not keen to follow it up with another fantasy role.
“I’m not doing any fantasy roles. I don’t want to do anything like that. I have done it and I don’t need to do it again. I am just kind of waiting for the right project. I am not in a rush to jump on something,” the actor said.
The star also made it clear that she wants to make sure she’s working on projects that she’s passionate about, saying: “I would rather work not a lot and do work that I am really proud of and passionate about.”
But it’ll be a while before fans see Alcock on their screens in a brand new role, as she’s still waiting for something to catch her eye.
She added: “When you sign on to a project you have to get used to talking about it for six months or a year of your life, so you want to make sure you really adore it and I am waiting for that project to come along and surprise me.”
It doesn’t sound like the actor will return in future seasons of “House of the Dragon” for flashback scenes as Rhaenyra Targaryen, although showrunner Ryan Condal previously said “the door isn’t closed” on her return.