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    Milly Alcock Of "House Of The Dragon" Was Living In Her Mum's Attic Before Landing The Starring Role

    Milly Alcock lived an "ordinary" life before landing a huge breakout role in this new HBO series.

    A lot of celebrities worked "regular" jobs before getting their big break in Hollywood, and now newcomer Milly Alcock is sharing her story.

    A closeup of Milly

    Milly, who stars as Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, talked to Stellar about the career she was in before joining the HBO series.

    Rhaenyra Targaryn

    "I never thought this would happen to me," Milly told Stellar, per Daily Mail. “I was washing dishes in a restaurant, living in my mum’s attic."

    At the time, Milly believed landing a role, especially one of this magnitude, didn't happen to people like her. The Australian native believed the process happened really fast.

    When her agent called with the exciting news, Milly was in the middle of cooking dinner at a friend's house: “I froze, and took a deep breath and said to my friend, ‘Do you have wine?’ Then I called my mum.”

    Milly also revealed the drastic decision she made in order to pursue her acting career. The 22-year-old actor decided to drop out of Newton High School of the Performing Arts to star in a drama series called Upright — a role that earned her the Casting Guild of Australia's Rising Star Award in 2018.

    You can follow Milly on her acting journey by tuning into House of the Dragon, which airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.