Emily Carey had decided to give up Twitter
After receiving a storm of nasty tweets following her participation at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, “House of the Dragon” star Emily Carey claimed that she had decided to give up Twitter (SDCC). The British actor, who portrays the young Alicent Hightower in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel series, said that she received backlash for remarks she made during the annual event’s panel discussion about how she created a history for her character.
Emily Carey said, “I love social media. 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 … 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 SDCC) because it’s just so loud. Even when it’s good, there’s so many and it’s so loud. I love the buzz, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it can be overwhelming, and that’s me being completely transparent,” the young actor, 19, added. “House of the Dragon,” which HBO began streaming on Sunday, is a follow-up to the epic fantasy drama “Game of Thrones,” which concluded its eight-season run in 2019. It is set 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and it details the history of House Targaryen.
Carey’s comments about her decision to humanise Alicent at the SDCC in July incited resentment among ardent readers of George R. R. Martin’s books, on which the two shows are based.
Statement by Emily
“There were some gaps that we had to fill, so to figure it all out I sort of started journaling, and… managed to come up with some form of backstory, and it proved to be very useful. 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.
“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,” she said.
On the microblogging website, her remarks apparently drew criticism from users who claimed her persona was evil. Carey had previously reaffirmed her position on her character at the time.
In a tweet that she later deleted, she had stated, “I stand by what I said in the panel. Alicent is not the villain, folks. When we meet her s
e’s a child, a product of the patriarchy. Just you wait and see. Maybe you’ll sympathise.”
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