Game of Thrones spin-off The House of the Dragon recast

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Game of Thrones spin-off The House of the Dragon recast

There will be a few changes when audiences tune into HBO Max's Game of Thrones spin-off The House of the Dragon on Sunday.

The two actors, Emily Carey and Milly Alcock, who played the young Fenemies, Queen Alicent Hightower and Princess Rhaenyra have been recast as the show time jumps a decade forward for its sixth episode.

Olivia Cooke will take over the role of the Queen and Emma D Arcy will play the Princess. The producers decided they didn't want the pairs to meet during production because they are playing the same characters at different stages of their lives.

Alcock told Reuters: There was no baton to pass on to. I have only met them a number of times, which is why this whole experience has been so weird, like ''Oh we play the same person, but I've never met you.' In the House of the Dragon premiere, Carey said it was very clear that it was a choice and not an accident that we hadn't met and that in 10 years there's a huge amount of changing that happens, especially when you see someone go from little girls into fully fledged women. It was almost like we were playing two different characters, two very, very different people. Cooke, however, was unaware that the pairs of actors were not supposed to interact with one another, despite filming at the same time, and said she had talked to them at times. She learned about the arrangement at the Hollywood premiere.

I just heard that they were told to stay away from us and me and Emma never got the memo to stay away from us, so we were just like 'Oh my god, how are you finding it? It was bad for their process, and maybe that was bad for their process.