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Olivia Cooke Teases Her 'Complex' Character in 'House of the Dragon'

Olivia Cooke Teases Her 'Complex' Character in 'House of the Dragon'

Olivia Cooke sharing some new details about her role in House of the Dragon!

The 27-year-old actress stars as Alicent Hightower in the Game of Thrones prequel, which is set 300 years before the events of the original show and is based on George R.R. Martin‘s book Fire and Blood.

In an interview with Collider to promote her new film Naked Singularity, Olivia opened up about joining the GOT universe and shared an inside look at her character in the series.

Click inside to read what she said…

Olivia said that while she wants to keep some details about her character hidden, she thinks Queen Alicent is “very complex.”

“I think people are gonna want to see the worst in her,” she revealed.

“What’s amazing about Game of Thrones, like we saw in the past series, is that one season, you hate a character, and the next, you absolutely love them and will go to the ends of the earth for them. You just don’t know what you’re gonna get with these characters. They’re so well-written. Such is the human condition, you can do some horrendous things, but then you can also do some wonderful things as well. It’s very complex, and it’s not black and white at all,” she continued.

Olivia also opened up about how it felt to join the Game of Thrones world given fans high expectations.

“It does help that the story is of a hundred years prior,” she said. “We’re in the world of Game of Thrones, but you can also put yourself in a different headspace as well and know that, for an actor, you don’t have to necessarily follow on from what anyone else is doing. But at the same time, yeah, it’s utterly bizarre, after the year or year and a half, of f–king 10 years that we’ve had, looking down and just being like, ‘What am I wearing? What am I doing? This is mad.’”

She added, “The crew is a hundred strong. The artistry involved is mind-blowing. The sets that have been created are f–king gorgeous, and the costumes. Down to the tiny prop that you hold in your hands, there’s just so much thought that goes into it and so much history as well. It’s amazing to work on a film, a TV show, or anything where everyone is just so passionate about it.”

House of the Dragon will debut on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max in 2022.

Find out more about the other characters in the show here!

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