Olivia Cooke is a well-known actress who has been in many movies. She was recently cast as the lead role in “House of the Dragon”. Lily will be battling an evil dragon and will need to find her way out of his house. Olivia Cooke is not new to acting or dragons for that matter; Olivia Cooke played Newt Scamander’s assistant Tina Goldstein in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
What is the latest news related to Olivia Cooke in House of the Dragon?
You are waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish his books and you want to know what happens next in the series? You can be patient, but you don’t have to be because many other books and series take place in the Game of Thrones world. There is one about a prequel called House of the Dragon, based on Martin’s novel Fire and Blood.
After a COVID-related shutdown, production on the series is back in the swing. And when House of the Dragon actor Olivia Cooke spoke with our own Christina Radish for Cooke’s upcoming film Naked Singularity, she dove in briefly but tantalizingly about the prequel, reckoning with fan expectations, and the moral complexities required to play Queen Alicent Hightower.
What does Olivia Cooke comment?
Cooke said that she wants to keep some details of her character from the show “Queen” a secret. But she said that people will want to see the worst in her. We do know that Queen Hightower is in a familial, King Lear-feeling battle for power with her husband King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and her stepdaughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy).
“What’s amazing about Game of Thrones, like we saw in the past series, is that one season, you hate a character, and the next, you absolutely love them and will go to the ends of the earth for them. You just don’t know what you’re gonna get with these characters. They’re so well-written. Such is the human condition, you can do some horrendous things, but then you can also do some wonderful things as well. It’s very complex, and it’s not black and white at all.”
What are the other details related to it?
Of the show’s relationship to the original Game of Thrones and how it relates to an audience’s expectations and her own process as an actor, Cooke said that “it does help that the story is of a hundred years prior. We’re in the world of Game of Thrones, but you can also put yourself in a different headspace as well and know that, for an actor, you don’t have to necessarily follow on from what anyone else is doing. But at the same time, it’s strange. After a few years of something, you look down and think, ‘What am I wearing? What am I doing? This is crazy.’
It sounds mad, and I am sure that fans of Game of Thrones would want nothing less.. And according to Cooke, a group of artists and craftspeople are working hard to make this show the best it can be: “The crew is a hundred strong.” The artistry involved is mind-blowing. The sets that have been created are fucking gorgeous, and the costumes. Down to the tiny prop that you hold in your hands, there’s just so much thought that goes into it and so much history as well. It is amazing to work on a film, TV show, or anything where everyone is so passionate about it. Be on the lookout for our full interview with Cooke soon. House of the Dragon comes to HBO Max 2022.
Who else is the Star cast of House of the Dragon?
“Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” has found more Targaryens. The HBO series has added three more key players to its cast: Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Matt Smith.
Cooke is going to be in a show on Amazon called “Sound of Metal.” He will be playing the daughter of Hand of King Otto Hightower. She grew up in the Red Keep next to the king and his people. Described as “the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms,” Hightower has both “courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”
Cooke has several other upcoming projects slated for 2021, including feature “Pixie” opposite Alec Baldwin and the sci-fi thriller “Little Fish” opposite Jack O’Connell. She also appears in this year’s “Naked Singularity” opposite John Boyega.