Milly Alcock of House of the Dragon recently compared her experience on the American series to her work in Australia.
One of the breakout stars of House of the Dragon, Milly Alcock, who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, recently sat down with Nylon to talk about her time on the show and how it has impacted her daily life. During the interview, Milly compared some of the Australian TV she has done, which she says had lower budgets, to the juggernaut that is the Game of Thrones franchise.
Interviewer: What was it like to go on a set that had such a large budget and included so many special effects?
Milly: “It was incredibly new and exciting and daunting, because I’ve only ever done Australian TV, so the budgets are immensely different; they’re not in the same league. It was just quite a shock, [to see] that was a way that you could make film and television. I didn’t fully understand how big of a scale something like that could be until I stepped on set, and I was mortified. You quickly adapt and it all becomes quite normal. But the first two, three months I just thought I was going to get fired constantly. It was incredibly intimidating.”
Milly also talked about her transition from relative anonymity to suddenly having millions of eyes on her every week, which she doesn’t seem to enjoy.