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Milly Alcock was washing dishes before getting cast in House of the Dragon


Australian actress Milly Alcock was working as dishwasher and living in her mum’s attic when she got the call to star in House of the Dragon

Australian actress Milly Alcock has revealed the exact moment her life changed forever when she got the call to star in the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon.

Just two years ago, the 22-year-old was living in her mum’s attic and washing dishes in a restaurant to make money, but now she’s set to become one of TV’s biggest new stars thanks to her role in the popular fantasy franchise. 

Speaking to Stellar magazine, the Sydney-born star revealed how she dropped out of school to pursue acting and how she ‘froze’ when her agent told her she’d landed the coveted role in House of Dragons.

Australian actress Milly Alcock (pictured) has revealed the exact moment her life changed forever when she got the call to star in the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon

Australian actress Milly Alcock (pictured) has revealed the exact moment her life changed forever when she got the call to star in the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon 

Recalling the moment she discovered she was going to play a young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the new Game Of Thrones prequel, she said:  ‘I never thought this would happen to me.’

‘I was washing dishes in a restaurant, living in my mum’s attic. This doesn’t happen to people like me, so it was incredibly quick,’ she said of the call that changed her life.

‘I froze, and took a deep breath and said to my friend, “Do you have wine?” Then I called my mum.’

The Sydney-born star revealed how she dropped out of school to pursue acting and how she 'froze' when her agent told her she'd landed the coveted role in House of Dragons

The Sydney-born star revealed how she dropped out of school to pursue acting and how she ‘froze’ when her agent told her she’d landed the coveted role in House of Dragons 

The star also explained how she dropped out of school to pursue her Hollywood dreams. 

‘I was like, I either have to sit all of my exams in rural Australia or I was just going to drop out of school. 

‘So I dropped out because it was never really my thing,’ she added.

Milly dropped out of school to pursue acting, and ended up working as a dish washer to make ends meet before her big break

Milly dropped out of school to pursue acting, and ended up working as a dish washer to make ends meet before her big break 

Milly is a relative unknown in Hollywood at the moment but is expected to become a huge star after the series is released.

She made her first appearance on the small screen in the Channel 10 series, Wonderland, which premiered in 2014.

She later appeared in the Australian series Janet King and the Foxtel drama, Upright.

The Australian actress posed for a stunning shoot with Stellar magazine to promote the series

The Australian actress posed for a stunning shoot with Stellar magazine to promote the series 

House of Dragon is a Game of Thrones prequel series by HBO.  

It is is based on portions of Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood and will be set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. 

Milly will star alongside Emma D’Arcy, who will play the older Rhaenyra Targaryen in the series, and Matt Smith.

The countdown is on for Game Of Throne fans as its prequel House of the Dragon will hit screens on August 21. Pictured is Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

The countdown is on for Game Of Throne fans as its prequel House of the Dragon will hit screens on August 21. Pictured is Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

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