House of the Dragon: Emily Carey and Milly Alcock react to being cast in the Game of Thrones prequel

Emily Carey and Milly Alcock react to being cast in the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

On Tuesday, Get Even star Emily Carey and Reckoning star Milly Alcock reacted to being cast in HBO’s House of the Dragon, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

The British 18-year-old will portray the younger Alicent Hightower, who’s described as ‘the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms.’

‘Alicent, the daughter of Otto Hightower, was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.’  

Emily Carey pictured on Tuesday

Milly Alcock pictured on Monday

Spark it up! On Tuesday, Get Even star Emily Carey (L) and Reckoning star Milly Alcock (R) reacted to being cast in HBO’s House of the Dragon, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones

Emily – who got her start at age nine on the West End – took to Instagram Live to express her elation while sipping on a to-go beverage from McDonald’s.

‘My brain is fried. It’s just insane,’ Carey – who boasts 192K social media followers – marveled.

‘I auditioned. It was a fairly long audition process and I didn’t know what the project was or the character was until I got it.

‘I can’t answer any questions or who I’ll be in scenes with but stay tuned for more and I love you and have a great Tuesday!’ 

'The dragons out the bag!' The British 18-year-old will portray the younger Alicent Hightower, who's described as 'the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms'

‘The dragons out the bag!’ The British 18-year-old will portray the younger Alicent Hightower, who’s described as ‘the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms’

'My brain is fried': Emily - who got her start on the West End - took to Instagram Live to express her elation while sipping on a to-go beverage from McDonald's

Carey - who boasts 192K social media followers - marveled: 'It's just insane. I auditioned. It was a fairly long audition process and I didn't know what the project was or the character was until I got it. 'I can't answer any questions or who I'll be in scenes with but stay tuned for more!'

‘It was a fairly long audition process’: Emily – who got her start on the West End – took to Instagram Live to express her elation while sipping on a to-go beverage from McDonald’s

Congrats! The Australian 20-year-old will portray the younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen - 'who's the king's first-born child of pure Valyrian blood and a dragonrider'

Congrats! The Australian 20-year-old will portray the younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen – ‘who’s the king’s first-born child of pure Valyrian blood and a dragonrider’

Milly reacted to the new by exclaiming '...Ahhh' in the caption of her Instagram announcement, which had Emily commenting: 'DUDE'

Milly reacted to the new by exclaiming ‘…Ahhh’ in the caption of her Instagram announcement, which had Emily commenting: ‘DUDE’

Meanwhile, the Australian 20-year-old will portray the younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen – ‘who’s the king’s first-born child of pure Valyrian blood and a dragonrider.’

Milly reacted to the new by exclaiming ‘…Ahhh’ in the caption of her Instagram announcement, which had Emily commenting ‘DUDE.’

As of 2019, Alcock was still living with her parents in Sydney, having just graduated from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.

Non-binary actor Emma D’Arcy is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, whose uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen is played by Matt Smith. 

Action! Non-binary actor Emma D'Arcy (L) is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, whose uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen is played by Matt Smith (R)

Action! Non-binary actor Emma D’Arcy (L) is portraying the 28-year-old version of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, whose uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen is played by Matt Smith (R) 

First look: Sound of Metal star Olivia Cooke (L) portrays the 27-year-old version of Queen of Westeros Alicent Hightower, whose father Otto Hightower is played by Rhys Ifans (R)

First look: Sound of Metal star Olivia Cooke (L) portrays the 27-year-old version of Queen of Westeros Alicent Hightower, whose father Otto Hightower is played by Rhys Ifans (R)

'The Sea Snake': The House of Targaryen origin tale also stars Steve Toussaint (pictured), Paddy Considine, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel

‘The Sea Snake’: The House of Targaryen origin tale also stars Steve Toussaint (pictured), Paddy Considine, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel

And Sound of Metal star Olivia Cooke portrays the 27-year-old version of Queen of Westeros Alicent Hightower, whose father Otto Hightower is played by Rhys Ifans.

The House of Targaryen origin tale also stars Steve Toussaint, Paddy Considine, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel.

Co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal will unveil their 10-episode Game of Thrones prequel next spring.

Ready for more? Co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal will unveil their 10-episode Game of Thrones prequel next spring

Ready for more? Co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal will unveil their 10-episode Game of Thrones prequel next spring