Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke sat down together Vulture talk about the first season of “House of the Dragon” and how Alycent and Rhaenyra’s close friendship turned into a bitter rivalry that divided the kingdom of Westeros. However, for their part, Cooke and D’Arcy admitted to imagining an alternate reality in which the two queens rule together rather than fight each other.
“This is the final script,” D’Arcy said. “Reynira has a quite masculine leadership and fiery determination that people seem to like. But Alicent actually has the skill set needed to manage and plan ahead.” Cook quickly agreed, saying, “Patience and a little more method. That would be yin and yang. It would be so good.”
Since so much of House of the Dragon is about gender politics, it would have been a really compelling decision for the two queens to put aside their differences and rule together rather than start a costly civil war that would surely inflict unforgivable losses on both. sides. However, unfortunately, anyone who has seen the first season of House of the Dragon knows full well that too much blood was shed and trust was broken for them to be able to compromise at this point in the story. After all, the book on which the series was filmed is called “Fire and Blood” for a reason.
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