House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock on her ‘gnarly’ experience of filming in a brothel

‘We felt pretty overdressed, everyone else was nude’: House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock on her ‘gnarly’ experience of filming in a brothel where ‘extras were in sex positions for 12 hours’

House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock has spoken out about the ‘shocking’ experience of filming scenes for the series in a brothel, where she claims extras were in sex positions for up to 12 hours.

The actress, 22, who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game of Thrones spin-off, said she felt ‘overdressed’ while recording her scenes in the call house while surrounded totally naked people for a full day.

She told the New York Post: ‘There were extras who we had just met who were like, 69-ing for 12 hours.

Stunned: House of the Dragon's Milly Alcock has spoken out about the 'shocking' experience of filming in a brothel, where she claims extras were in sex positions for up to 12 hours

Stunned: House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock has spoken out about the ‘shocking’ experience of filming in a brothel, where she claims extras were in sex positions for up to 12 hours

‘It’s pretty gnarly, we felt pretty overdressed because everyone else was nude.’

In the fourth episode of the HBO show, her character Rhaenyra is taken to the Westeros capital of King’s Landing where she visits a brothel with her uncle Daemon (Matt Smith), where the pair share a kiss.

Milly had no idea what to expect as director Clare Kilner ensured the first time she set eyes on the brothel location was when she arrived to film her scenes. 

Professional: The actress, 22, who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game of Thrones spin-off, said she felt 'overdressed' while recording her scenes in the call house

Professional: The actress, 22, who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game of Thrones spin-off, said she felt ‘overdressed’ while recording her scenes in the call house

She explained: ‘That was our first time walking through the brothel, and he’s guiding her through the room with all of these other bodies.

‘So, that was quite shocking. You’re like, “This is kind of weird and silly”.’

She praised Matt for making her feel comfortable during the scenes, adding that the pair had an intimacy coordinator to help them perform convincingly. 

Telling the tale: In the fourth episode, her character is taken to Westeros capital King's Landing where she visits a brothel with her uncle Daemon (Matt Smith, pictured), where they kiss

Telling the tale: In the fourth episode, her character is taken to Westeros capital King’s Landing where she visits a brothel with her uncle Daemon (Matt Smith, pictured), where they kiss

It comes after Emma revealed she was discouraged from meeting Emma D’Arcy, who plays the older version of her character.

Milly, who plays Rhaenyra at the age of 15, revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she had never seen Game of Thrones while she went through many rounds of auditions via Zoom, and revealed she was ‘shocked’ when learning how pivotal her role really was.

‘I was surprised. I was just really shocked,’ she added, while also revealing she got to catch up over FaceTime with Emily Carey and she took a walk with Fabian Frankel (Ser Criston Cole)… though director Miguel Sapochnik discouraged her from interacting with Emma D’Arcy.

Banned: It comes after Emma revealed she was discouraged from meeting Emma D'Arcy (pictured), who plays the older version of her character

Banned: It comes after Emma revealed she was discouraged from meeting Emma D’Arcy (pictured), who plays the older version of her character 

‘Me and Emma were like, “Let’s meet up.” We wanted to have a meeting with [director Miguel Sapochnik] and have a discussion about Rhaenyra’s progression as a character,’ she said.  

‘And Miguel didn’t want us to meet — which was really interesting! So we never had that discussion,’ she added.

‘Miguel was like, “Just trust that you that you both have it.” I think he was aware we would be trying to mimic each other,’ Alcock explained.

Unorthodox: Milly told the New York Post of her brothel filming experience : 'There were extras who we had just met who were like, 69-ing for 12 hours'

Unorthodox: Milly told the New York Post of her brothel filming experience : ‘There were extras who we had just met who were like, 69-ing for 12 hours’

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