- “House of the Dragon” actress Olivia Cooke said that she was hungover on her first day of filming.
- She recalled on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that she passed out from drinking with Alan Carr.
- She said she had also chipped her tooth when she fell over from passing out.
“House of the Dragon” star Olivia Cooke revealed she was “very hungover” during her first day of filming the hit HBO series.
Cooke makes her first appearance as Alicent Hightower in the upcoming episode of “House of the Dragon,” after the show has a ten-year time jump.
While discussing her first day on set during an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Cooke said that she had to hide her hangover following a night of drinking with British comedian Alan Carr.
“It was amazing and I was very hungover. Really bad. I never do that” Cooke recalled. “[Alan Carr has] got a podcast he invited me to be on the podcast and I was very 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 had finished recording, they continued to gossip and opened up the bottle of wine to drink.
“I don’t remember getting home. I remember, I tipped my head down to put my hair in a pony, fell over,” 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 have I done?’ No one knew on set, until now.”
Cooke explained that she later “fixed” the chipped tooth but it came back after biting a baguette last week.
“This is Alan Carr’s fault,” She said. “I just wanted him to like me.”
In the first five episodes of the series, a prequel to “Game of Thrones,” Alicent was portrayed by Emily Care, and her best friend Rhaenyra Targaryen by Milly Alcock for a period of the show while they were aged 14 to 18.
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, which Insider attended, “House of the Dragon” co-creator Ryan Condal confirmed that the twins Laena and Laenor Velaryon would also be replaced.
“The people that are truly children in this are the ones that get recast,” he said. “And the people that are already adults when we meet them, we age them up through hair and makeup and sometimes the actors change their voice.”
“Yeah, I loved it,” Considine said. “I loved it because they were the same character, but they [had] different energy.”
New episodes of “House of the Dragon” air Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.