Rhaenyra Targaryen Actress Reveals What's Next for Her After House of the Dragon

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There's no denying that Rhaenyra Targaryen is the highlight of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. Played by Milly Alcock, Rhaenyra's character arc was already eventful after losing her mother and unborn brother, being named the heir to the Iron Throne, and engaging in an incestuous make-out with his uncle Daemon (Matt Smith) in Episode 4. On top of all that, her relationship with her childhood best friend also deteriorated when her father, King Viserys (Paddy Considine), decided to marry Alicent (Emily Carey).

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Sadly, Alcock wouldn't stay in the series for very long and Emma D'Arcy will soon take over to portray a grown-up version of Rhaeynra. With that said, it's hard not to wonder where we will see the young actress again.

In a recent interview with Nylon, Rhaenyra Targaryen actress Milly Alcock was asked about her next move after House of the Dragon. Admitting uncertainty about her career, she said that she's no longer interested in starring in another big franchise and wants to focus on something "very intimate and personal." See her full quote below:

"I hope I get employed again. I do. I've got nothing going on at the moment. I'm in the first phase of panic. It's like the pre-phase of panic. Of “I'm never going to work, it's never going to happen again,” as all freelancers know that feeling. I don't even know what I'm doing tomorrow. I really don't. So hopefully something fun and exciting comes along, but I just really want to do something completely different to House of the Dragon. Ultimately, I don't want to go into another big franchise or a big series. I want to do something very intimate and personal and kind of like... Who's the guy in Normal People?"

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Milly Alcock may be uncertain about her career, but after witnessing her outstanding portrayal of Rhaenyra, there's no doubt that there are more exciting things ahead of her. With the time jump nearly approaching the series and Alcock will officially bid goodbye to the character, D'Arcy certainly has big shoes to fill.

House of the Dragon is available to stream on HBO Max.

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