‘Borderline homophobic hate’: Emily Carey recalls House of the Dragon backlash from trolls

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Emily Carey received a “huge amount” of “borderline homophobic hate” over her role in ‘House of the Dragon’. The 21-year-old actress played the young Alicent Hightower in the first season of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel and she faced a backlash from fans who accused her of trying to “force [her] lesbianism” on her alter ego when she and co-star Milly Alcock, who played the teenage Rhaenyra Targaryen, spoke about the “romantic subtext” between their alter egos. Emily told Independent.co.uk: “As a queer person, I received a huge amount of borderline homophobic hate on the internet. “I had a lot…

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