Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her 'Terrible' Game Of Thrones Audition
Ahead of the series finale of 'Game of Thrones', Elizabeth Olsen dished on her attempt to grab the Iron Throne.
While chatting to Vulture, the star of 'Avengers: Endgame' revealed she actually auditioned for HBO's landmark series way back when, reading for the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
"When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning," Olsen said, adding that her attempt to audition for the role of Daenerys was "the most awkward audition" she ever had.
The role was originally given to actor Tamzin Merchant, who starred in the role for the series' unaired pilot. The part was later recast with Emilia Clarke.
Olsen recalled auditioning with a speech from the end of the first season, after Daenarys walks from the fire, alive.
"She’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They [the casting team] didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both.
"It was terrible. Anytime someone says, 'bad audition story' that's one I remember."
Despite the awkward encounter, Olsen also said that she's just as obsessed with how the massive series is set to wrap things up tomorrow with the series finale.
"I’m just so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think about is Kit Harington," she said.
"I mean, he’s just brainwashed me."
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