During an appearance at Comic-Con, she explained how she came up 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.”
I think she’s so multifaceted. There are so many layers to her,” Carey said. “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.”
Some fans of the George R.R. Martin novel “Fire & Blood,” on which the series is based, disagreed with Carey’s characterization of the young woman she portrays.
“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,” she told the publication. “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,” Carey added. “Even when it’s good, there’s so many and it’s so loud.”
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