Milly Alcock explains why Rhaenyra looks nothing like Daenerys

NEXT – ” 172 years before Daenerys “. The first stage of home of the dragonwhich aired on Monday August 22, discussed its first minutes in the end of the Targaryens, played by Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones.

Daenerys is the character that connects the two series, it’s tempting making the connection with Princess Rhaenyra, his ancestor played by Milly Alcock in home of the dragon. However, the Australian actress does not necessarily agree with these comparisons.

We have the same wig and we both say Dracarys, but other than that I don’t feel like our two characters really look actual.”he explained to HuffPost.

“I understand why people see similarities: they are both Targaryens claiming the Iron Throne and challenging for it. But the way they see the world, and the tools they use to get what they want is very different for me. “, he added.

The actress wants to remember that, despite their similarity, these are two characters with different characters, and never aspire to the same fate.

HBO/Twitter screenshot @daemonTargayen Daenerys Targaryen (right), played by Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones”, is the descendant of Rhaenyra Thargaryen (left) played by Milly Alcock in “House of the dragon”.

HBO/Twitter screenshot @daemonTargayen

Daenerys Targaryen (right), played by Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones”, is the descendant of Rhaenyra Thargaryen (left) played by Milly Alcock in “House of the dragon”.

“Rhaenyra was born with privileges Daenerys didn’t have”

Although they have the same name, it means completely different realities for each of them, due to the different times in which they developed.

Rhaenyra was born with privileges that Daenerys did not have. “, explained Milly Alcock. Living in the Red Keep in King’s Landing, the daughter of King Viserys is part of a most powerful family with many dragons.

But in Daenerys’ time, this power is only a vestige of the past. Left to his own devices, the last of the Targaryens has lost everything, and must survive alone Game of Thrones. Nostalgic for the golden age of his generation, which he had never known, he developed an obsession for power.

For Rhaenyra, who benefits from a family cocoon and parental love that Daenerys doesn’t have. Game of Thronesnot so clear.

I’m not even sure Rhaenyra really wants to sit on the Iron Throne. “, explained Milly Alcock. ” I think he wants change, and validation from his father who is now his only family. The Iron Throne is the symbol of their bond and his love for her. So I think it’s a little more complicated than just wanting power “, he continued.

Viewers also often remember an undeniable physical resemblance to the first episode. But, beyond the fact that they share the same blood, this similarity is more logical when one remembers that the Targaryens are followers of consanguinity.

In order to maintain their ancestry and their particular physical characteristics, it is common to witness incest marriages between cousins ​​and cousins, uncles and nephews or even siblings. Thus, all Targaryens are equal.


Finally, another element that encourages the comparison between the two characters: Rhaenyra and Daenerys speak the same language, common to the Targaryens: High Valyrian. It is also the language they use to communicate with their dragons.

High Valyrian was invented for the universe Game of Thrones. So Milly Alcock had to memorize the lines of this fictional language for the series. ” I first learned the scenes in English, and then I was given a High Valyrian translation written in phonetics. Then I repeated listening to the voice recordings until I memorized them ” explained the actress.

His famous” Dracarys “, the word that gives the green light to the dragons to spit their fire, has been used many times on social networks, the same as Emilia Clarke.

In the end, their two characters share only their belonging to the Targaryens, which means sharing a language and physical characteristics, but never occupying the same place in the universe.

They’re just two different women that shouldn’t be wise to compare, especially since we haven’t seen anything of Rhaenyra in home of the dragon.

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