Emily Carey Of ‘House Of The Dragon’ Deleted Twitter After Backlash Over Character

The Evening’s Watch must up its recreation on the Wall as a result of the trolls are coming, Emily Carey.

Carey, who portrays Alicent Hightower within the new “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon,” informed Information.com.au in an interview revealed Monday that she needed to delete her Twitter account attributable to backlash she acquired when she shared at San Diego Comedian-Con that she felt her character Alicent was extra nuanced than some followers would have favored.

“I’m 19, so I’m all on social media, and I’ve been on social media since I was a kid because I’ve worked since I was a kid, so I’m very conscious of things,” Carey informed the Australian outlet. “Any hate that comes in, it’s just … It’s a person behind a screen. You just have to move on from it.”

“But I will say I did delete Twitter [after Comic-Con] because it’s just so loud. Even when it’s good, there’s so many and it’s so loud,” the British actor added. “I love the buzz, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it can be overwhelming, and that’s me being completely transparent.”

Carey attends the “House of the Dragon” premiere earlier this month.

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“House of the Dragon” — which takes place almost 200 years earlier than the occasions in “Game of Thrones” — relies on George R.R. Martin’s ebook “Fire & Blood,” which is a historical past of the fictional House Targaryen.

It needs to be famous that “House of the Dragon” covers just one portion of the household’s centuries-long historical past — main as much as the civil warfare often known as the Dance of the Dragons.

The ebook additionally reads considerably like a textbook, during which an omniscient narrator gathers the historical past of House Targaryen from varied sources together with maesters, septons, works of literature and a man whose identify is Mushroom — and these accounts are likely to battle with each other. Thus, there are numerous variations of occasions that the present might doubtlessly pull from.

Alicent is older within the ebook than she is within the present. Within the sequence, Alicent is portrayed as a detailed childhood pal of the primary protagonist, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock), which isn’t the case within the ebook.

Throughout her look at this 12 months’s Comedian-Con in July (above), Carey spoke about arising with the backstory for Alicent and expressed, “I’ve never had the freedom to create a whole human being like this before. So it was so much fun being able to go so in depth with her.”

She added: “I think she’s so multifaceted. There are so many layers to her. I think lots of people are already expecting her to be the villain of the show, but I think bringing her in younger, there was a lot more to explore.”

Apparently, followers of the ebook didn’t like Carey’s extra empathetic method to Alicent — partly as a result of she finally turns into a rival for Rhaenyra. So, some followers started harassing Carey on-line.

Carey as Alicent and Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Carey as Alicent and Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Information.com.au notes that, on the time of the backlash, Carey wrote a since-deleted tweet that learn: “I stand by what I said in the panel. Alicent is not the villain, folks. When we meet her she’s a child, a product of the patriarchy. Just you wait and see. Maybe you’ll sympathise.”

Carey informed the outlet that, though she wanted to “switch off for a bit” for the sake of her psychological well being, she’s additionally observed a silver lining.

“Post Comic-Con there was a lot of noise, but what’s really lovely is a lot of fans noticed that I switched off Twitter and have come to me on other platforms that I use more often and have messaged me making sure I’m OK,” she stated. “So I’m definitely feeling the positive vibes from it now, which is really nice.”