Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her ‘Awkward’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition

Did you know Emilia Clarke almost didn’t play Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones?!

During a recent interview, Elizabeth Olsen revealed that she once auditioned for the role of the Queen of the Dragons back when she first started working as an actress about 10 years ago.

“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning,” the 30-year-old actress revealed to Vulture. “And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that.”

However, the audition didn’t exactly go well for her.

“It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had,” Elizabeth shared, explaining that for the audition she had to read Khaleesi’s monologue from the end of season 1. “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 the bad audition, Elizabeth is still a huge fan of the show.

“I’m just so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think about is Kit Harington,” Elizabeth added. “I mean, he’s just brainwashed me.”

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