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5 things you didn’t know about Milly Alcock, Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon

The actress is about to become a household name thanks to House of the Dragon. Here, five things you didn’t know about ‘Rhaenyra Targaryen’.

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Milly Alcock is about to become a television star thanks to House of the Dragon. Here, five things you didn't know about "Rhaenyra Targaryen."
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Over eight seasons, Game Of Thrones has boosted the careers of several actors. Now, more than a decade after its premiere, fans return to Westeros for a new story: House of The Dragon. This new series is based on the book ‘Fire & Flood’ by George R.R. Martin, which focuses on the origins of House Targaryen.

Who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon?

Considering the impact of Game of Thrones, it’s no surprise that House of the Dragon has become the best release in HBO history and will surely give greater projection to the new members of the cast, among them Milly Alcock, who gives life to the young version of princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Here are five things you didn't know about the young Australian actress.

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5 things about Milly Alcock, Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon

Dropped out of school

Milly Alcock dropped out of high school during her senior year to follow her dreams and pursue an acting career, which is when she was given the opportunity to play Meg, a teenage runaway in Upright, an Australian drama production.

“School has never been for me. I have never been someone who thrived in a school environment. There is a stigmatization of people who drop out of school. But I couldn’t turn down Upright. I found that ridiculous and infuriating. I couldn’t say no and I couldn’t let the fear and anxiety of not finishing school haunt me, because that would have frustrated the whole purpose of leaving,” she revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Made her acting debut in 2014

Her first role was “Teen Girl 1″, an Australian television show; however, her most notable role so far was that of Upright as Meg. As a result, she won the Rising Star award. 2018 of the Casting Guild of Australia.

Worked washing dishes

Although she already had a brief career on the small screen, Milly couldn’t afford to live a life of luxury just yet, which is why she chose to wash dishes as a side job.

“I never thought this would happen to me… I was washing dishes in a restaurant, living in my mother's attic. This doesn't happen to people like me…”, said the Australian, who was at a friend's house cooking dinner when she received the news of HBO.

Limited social networking

The only social network that Milly has is Instagram (@millyalcock), where she has already accumulated more than 219 thousand followers. Usually, her feed is full of photos from movies, moments of her and her friends, and various photoshoots that show a great sense of aesthetics.

Had a Youtube channel when younger

The best - and worst - thing about the internet is that when you post something, it can stay online forever. Such is the case of the YouTube channel by Milly Alcock, which she created when she was just a girl and in which she uploaded two videos with her pet.


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