Certain characters become more and more important as the episodes progress for House of the Dragon.
As the Game of Thrones prequel series continues, House Targaryen only grows and the characters continue to age.
The children of King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) and Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), including their daughter Princess Helaena Targaryen, are still important to the series.
So, who plays Helaena and what can we expect from her in the series?
Who is Princess Helaena Targaryen in House of the Dragon?
Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower and Evie Allen as Princess Helaena Targaryen in House of the Dragon Ollie Upton/HBO
Princess Helaena Targaryen is the only child of King Viserys I Targaryen and his second wife, Queen Alicent Hightower.
Helaena is the younger half-sister of Crown Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, younger sister of Prince Aegon Targaryen, and older sister of Prince Aemond Targaryen.
An inquisitive, gentle yet insightful young woman, Helaena has been shown on the show to have an interest in small animals.
In later episodes, Alicent decides to marry Helaena to Aegon to further the latter’s claim to the Iron Throne and to keep the Targaryen bloodline pure in the tradition of ancient Valyria.
Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen, Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen and Phia Saban as Princess Helaena Targaryen HBO
Following the marriage of Aegon and Helaena, the couple have three children:
- Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen
- Princess Jaehaera Targaryen
- Prince Malor Targaryen
If Aegon becomes King on the Iron Throne, Helaena will be his queen consort.
As a Dragon Rider, Helaena’s mount is the Dragon Dream Fire.
Who plays Princess Helaena Targaryen in House of the Dragon?
Princess Helaena is portrayed by two actresses in House of the Dragon, one a teenager and the other an adult.
Evie Allen at the House of the Dragon premiere. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage
Princess Helaena Targaryen is portrayed in her teenage years by actress Evie Allen.
This is Allen’s first television acting role.
Allen portrays Helaena in two episodes, the sixth episode “The Princess and the Queen” and the seventh episode “Driftmark”.
In these installments, Helaena is shown to be very perceptive with a hint that she possesses some kind of foresight.
Phia Saban at the House of the Dragon premiere. Lia Toby/Getty Images
Princess Helaena Targaryen is portrayed as an adult by actress Phia Saban.
Saban first appears as Helaena in the eighth episode of the first season of House of the Dragon, titled “Lord of the Tides”.
In this episode, Helaena is married to Aegon and has given birth to his children.
Outside of House of the Dragon, Saban portrayed Aelfwynn in the BBC/Netflix historical drama series The Last Kingdom.
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