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“I’d love to play Daemon and do some damage,” says Olivia Cooke

She explains how portraying a character full of rage and power would be a thrilling and therapeutic experience for her.



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House of the Dragon has garnered rave reviews and a dedicated following that nearly rivals the original series. Olivia Cooke plays Alicent Hightower, the wife of the late King Viserys. Her character’s schemes for her family have led to devastating consequences.

In a recent episode of Harper’s Bazaar UK’s ‘One on One’ series, Cooke and D’Arcy sat down to discuss their on-screen rivalry. During the discussion, Olivia Cooke revealed an interesting detail about her acting aspirations within the show. If given the chance, she would love to play Daemon Targaryen.

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Olivia Cooke shares why playing Daemon appeals to her

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One on One: Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy on the return of House of the Dragon | Bazaar UK

Olivia Cooke, who plays Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon, recently shared her thoughts on which character she would love to play if given the chance. Surprisingly, her choice is Daemon Targaryen. Cooke believes that playing Daemon would be an exciting opportunity to explore a completely different side of her acting abilities.

Cooke explained that playing a character like Daemon, full of rage and power, would be incredibly satisfying. Cooke stated, “I’d love to play Daemon and do some damage.”

She feels channeling Daemon’s intense emotions would be fun and beneficial for her as an actress. “I think I would, as Olivia, really benefit from that sort of rage,” she added.

For Cooke, the appeal of playing Daemon goes beyond just the character’s rage. She believes that stepping into Daemon’s shoes would be a thrilling transformation. “The purging of all that’s inside of me, I think I’d really get a kick out of that and also make me feel a lot happier,” she said.

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Ved Prabhudesai is an avid enthusiast of all things pop culture. He has a special interest in the field of animation and art, with a background in Fine Arts and Digital Media Arts. He has begun his first into the field of Entertainment Journalism with Wiki of Thrones, and has been writing for them since 2023. He also has experience working as a screenplay writer, animator and comic book artist. His hobbies include holding discussions and organising events focused around pop culture, dissecting the importance of media in today's world. He began reading A Song Of Ice And Fire shortly before Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. He has followed the series religiously and has spent hours reading Wikis learning about Targaryen history and possible plot points we will see in the Winds of Winter.


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