- “House of the Dragon” actress Olivia Cooke said she had a hangover on the first day of filming.
- She recalled on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that she passed out from drinking with Alan Carr.
- She said she chipped her tooth when she fell from fainting.
‘House of the Dragon’ star Olivia Cooke has revealed she was ‘really hungover’ on the first day of filming the hit HBO series.
Cooke makes her first appearance as Alicent Hightower in the next episode of “House of the Dragon” after the series takes a ten-year time jump.
While discussing her first day on set during an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Cooke said she had to hide her hangover after a night of drinking with British comedian Alan Carr.
“It was amazing and I was very hungover. Very bad. I never do that,” Cooke recalled. “[Alan Carr has] He got a podcast, he invited me to be on the podcast and I was really excited, and my call time the next day wasn’t until 11, so I brought a bottle of wine just as a gesture.”
Cooke said that after they finished recording, they continued to gossip and opened the bottle of wine to drink.
“I don’t remember getting home. I remember tilting my head down to put my hair in a pony, I fell,” she said.
“I woke up the next day and I had a chip in my tooth. Very slight chip, but enough that the tongue magnifies it. And you’re like, ‘What did I do?’ Nobody knew from the set, until now.”
Cooke explained that he later “fixed” the chipped tooth, but it came back after he bit down on a chopstick last week.
“This is Alan Carr’s fault,” she said. “I just wanted her to like me.”
In the first five episodes of the series, a prequel to “Game of Thrones”, Alicent was played by Emily Care and Milly Alcock, her best friend Rhaenyra Targaryen for a period of the series, while they had between 14 and 18 years.
However, due to a time jump in episode six, both actors were recast, with Cooke playing Alicent and 30-year-old Emma D’Arcy playing Rhaenyra.
During a roundtable interview with Insider, “House of the Dragon” co-creator Ryan Condal confirmed that twins Laena and Laenor Velaryon will also be replaced.
“The people who are really children in this are the ones who are reformed,” he said. “And people who are already adults when we meet them, we age them with hair and makeup, and sometimes the actors change their voices.”
Matt Smith and Paddy Considine, who star in the series as the Targaryen brothers Daemon and Viserys, praised the idea of recasting during a recent interview with E! News.
“Yeah, I enjoyed it,” Considine said. “I liked it because they were the same character, but they [had] different energy”.
New episodes of “House of the Dragon” air Sundays at 9:00 PM ET on HBO.
Source : www.insider.com