The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ will start in a few days, but fans have already started talking about their excitement on social media.
The HBO show is primarily about House Targaryen and their mighty kingdom. It takes place approximately 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones”. For 300 years the Targaryens were in charge of Westeros and had many ups and downs. But when King Viserys I Targaryen chose a new heir to the Iron Throne, a lot of things changed. There was a civil war, which led to the downfall of the house.
Many “Game of Thrones” characters will be on the show, like Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who wants to be the first reigning queen of the Seven Kingdoms. She is the daughter of King Viserys I Targaryen and rides dragons. At the age of 8, she was named heir to the throne. His life was full of challenges. So she grew up thinking she would be the queen of Westeros. But men won’t let a woman sit on the throne, so she couldn’t do that either. She is one of the most interesting characters in George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books. She also resembled Daenerys in some ways.
Emma D’Arcy will play Rhaenyra when she’s older, and Milly Alcock will play Rhaenyra when she’s younger.
Who is Rhaenyra Targaryen, the princess?
Rhaenyra was born in 97 AD. She was the only living child of King Viserys I and Lady Aemma of House Arryn. His two brothers died when they were still very young. Rhaenyra began “riding dragons” when she was seven years old. She named the young dragon Syrax. At the same time, when she was only eight years old, she became her father’s cupbearer and began to serve at different events. Rhaenyra’s mother died while giving birth to Rhaenyra’s second brother in 105 AC. Rhaenyra’s brother died the next day. After their death, King Viserys I said that his firstborn, Rhaenyra, would be heir to the throne and rule the kingdom after he left.
Even though Rhaenyra was named the new head of house in King Viserys’ will, many people didn’t take it seriously. Ser Otto Hightower, the King’s Hand, and Ser Criston Cole, the Lord Commander of the Royal Guard, went against everything in the will and made Rhaenyra’s half-brother Queen Alicent Hightower’s son. , Aegon II, the new King of the Seven Kingdoms. It was the beginning of the end for House Targaryen. The decision to make Aegon the new leader caused a lot of trouble and led to the Dance of the Dragons, also known as the Targaryen Civil War.
Some people in the kingdom made sure that Princess Rhaenyra, who was on Dragonstone preparing to have her sixth child, didn’t hear of King Viserys’ death. Before Aegon II became king, his followers were either imprisoned or killed. Rhaenyra was furious when she heard the news. She went into labor early and gave birth to Visenya, a girl who was deformed and died. Rhaenyra, on the other hand, wasted no time in arranging her own coronation and becoming the new queen of Westeros. As soon as news of his coronation reached King’s Landing, they made him an offer. If she renounced her claims, she and her descendants could remain in charge of Dragonstone. But Rhaenyra said no, so war broke out.
Emma D’Arcy and Milly Alcock are two names. Find out who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in ‘Game of Thrones’.
Rhaenyra will have two different looks in the series and she will be played by two different people. Milly Alcock will play the younger version of Princess Rhaenyra, and the very talented Emma D’Arcy will play the older version of the same character.
Milly Alcock is an Australian actress born on April 11, 2000. In 2014, she made her first appearance on television in a cameo role in the show “Wonderland”. On the other hand, she was in commercials for NBN, Cadbury, KFC and Woolworths which aired on TV. So far, the young star has mostly starred in TV shows and only made one feature film. His acting on shows like “A Place to Call Home,” “Fighting Season,” “The Gloaming” and “Reckoning” earned him plenty of accolades. But it was 2019’s “Upright” show that made her a household name in Australia. For her role in this show, she won an award from the Casting Guild of Australia.
Before starting to act on television or in the cinema, the British actress made her debut in the theater. In 2018, D’Arcy made her television debut. She was one of the main characters in the Netflix show “Wanderlust” with Toni Collette. The actress had a big year in 2020, when she played major roles in two big-budget TV shows, “Hanna” and “Truth Seekers,” and a movie, “Misbehavior.”
“House of the Dragon” is sure to be her biggest role yet, and she has high hopes for it. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, D’Arcy spoke about Rhaenyra and said she was “pushing the boundaries of femininity”. She also said, “She is a person who disagrees with how the rest of the world sees her, even that name, the delight of the kingdom, which suggests passivity and the object of the attention of people. She puts a lot of pressure on relationships, usually to the point that they can’t last, and then she makes the prophecy come true again.