Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her Terrible Audition for Daenerys Targaryen
Warning: There are spoilers ahead for the Game of Thrones finale!
Now that HBO’s epic drama Game of Thrones has reached its climax, a lot of details from the first days of the production of the show are arising. Elizabeth Olsen has recently revealed in an interview with Vulture that she auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen long before she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Scarlet Witch. And according to Olsen, her GoT audition didn’t go well at all.
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning,” said Olsen. “And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that. It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had. [From] after she just burned. And she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They 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 her unsuccessful audition Olsen fell in love with the show. She also admitted that she has a crush on Jon Snow’s portrayer, Kit Harington.
“I’m just so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think about is Kit Harington,” added Olsen “I mean, he’s just brainwashed me.”
Given what happened in the series finale, we’re curious to hear if Olsen is still in love with Jon. Considering what he did to the character she auditioned for.
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