And finally, last but not least on our list is the amazing Olivia Cooke. The 29-year-old actress might not be a household name yet, but she’s displayed her talent time and time again with a combination of independent films and popular titles over the years. And she might’ve just established her big breakout hit with House of the Dragon, in which she plays Alicent Hightower.
The English actress has been gracing our screens since 2012, starring in horror movies like The Quiet Ones and Ouija. She’s also appeared in favorites like Me Earl and the Dying Girl and Thoroughbreds. Those who tuned in for the show Bates Motel will remember her as the character Emma Decody. And more recently, she co-starred in the critically acclaimed movie Sound of Metal alongside Riz Ahmed.
Cooke really gets to show her acting chops in House of the Dragon, in which she plays a character viewers love to hate. Alicent is such a complex person. She’s insecure and envious, yet assertive and determined. These qualities are definitely ones Mystique possesses. Cooke brings an incredible presence to the role and somehow forces the viewer to empathize with her, even when she’s doing the wrong thing.
There have been rumors of Cooke joining the Marvel Universe, but nothing concrete. Seeing her as Mystique in the MCU would be awesome, no doubt.
Which actress do you want to see playing Mystique next?