To promote the inaugural season of “House of the Dragon,” Olivia Cooke stopped byto discuss the show and her experience entering Westeros for the first time. After revealing that she wasn’t familiar with “Game of Thrones” before landing the role of Alicent Hightower — the catalyst for her to then check it out — she dove into her first day on set. “It was amazing, and I was very hungover. Really bad, actually. Really bad,” she recalled, explaining that it all boiled down to a visit on comedian Alan Carr’s podcast, “Life’s a Beach,” the day before.
“My call time the next day wasn’t until 11, so I brought a bottle of wine just as a gesture and the podcast finished, and we’re just chatting, chatting, chatting,” Cooke said, admitting that she had a bit too much to drink as the day went on. “I don’t remember getting home. I remember, I tipped my head down to put my hair in a pony, fell over,” she continues, mentioning that when she woke up, she could feel one of her teeth had chipped at some point — presumably because of her fall. Nevertheless, she went to the “House of the Dragon” set anyway and didn’t tell a single soul about her hangover or chipped tooth.
Despite these unexpected obstacles, Olivia Cooke has clearly put her best foot forward as Alicent Hightower on “House of the Dragon.” Although, one can only hope for her sake that she won’t try her luck again with a situation like this again.