‘House of the Dragon’ star Emily Carey deletes Twitter over fan criticism


British actress Emily Carey, 19, who starred in HBO’s hit “House of the Dragon,” deleted her after her Twitter account was heavily criticized for “humanizing” her villain twitter account.

Controversy erupted last month when Carey appeared at Comic-Con in San Diego to promote the “Game of Thrones” prequel with members of the “House of the Dragon” cast.

Kelly plays a younger version of Allison Hightower, who is locked in a succession battle with childhood friend and later rival Rhaenyla Targaryen. The younger version of Targaryen is played by Millie Alcock in the spinoff.

As in Game of Thrones, when audiences sided with the Starks or Lannisters, the premiere of House of the Dragon sparked a similar dynamic, with fans on the Targaryens Or line up behind the High Tower family.

Kelly revealed that she deleted her Twitter account last month in response to a backlash from fans over her comments about her character.

At Comic-Con, Carey made seemingly innocuous comments about having the “freedom” to portray a young Alice.

“We had to fill in some gaps, so to figure it all out, I started journaling and … managed to come up with some form of backstory, which turned out to be very useful,” Carey said.

“I’ve never had the freedom to create a whole person like this before. So it’s been so much fun to have a deep dive with her.”

Carey then spoke about Allison’s “multifaceted nature” and the way it “gives me a deeper understanding of the character.”

Kelly is alongside Rhys Ifans, who plays Otto Hightower on the show "Dragon House."  ‘House of the Dragon’ star Emily Carey deletes Twitter over fan criticism emily carey dragon 01
Kelly appeared alongside Rhys Ifans, who played Otto Hightower in “House of the Dragon.”

“She has a lot of layers. I think a lot of people have come to expect her to be the villain on the show, but I think there’s a lot to explore in making her younger,” she said.

But the comments apparently drew the ire of Rhaenia superfans, who flooded Kylie’s Twitter feed with negative comments. Carey was accused of not fully understanding the original material – George RR Martin’s spin-off book Fire and Blood.

The backlash from fans prompted the star to delete her account.

“I love social media. I’m 19, so I’m all on social media, I’ve been on social media since I was a kid, and because I’ve been working since I was a kid, I’m pretty clear about things,” Kelly told News Australia.

“Any hatred that comes in, it’s just … it’s a guy behind the screen. You just have to keep going,” Carey said.

“But I will say I did delete the tweet [after Comic-Con] Because the sound is too loud. Even though it’s good, there’s a lot and it’s loud. “

Carey added: “I love the buzz, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it can be overwhelming and that’s where I’m totally transparent.”

Amid the backlash, Carey wrote in a deleted tweet: “I stand by what I said in the group. Alicent is not a villain, folks. She was a child when we met her, yes A product of patriarchy. Just wait and see. Maybe you’ll sympathize.”

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