Actress Elizabeth Olsen revealed she tried out for the role of Daenerys Targaryen for the HBO hit series “Game Of Thrones.”
Olsen opened up about some of her earlier auditions during an interview with Vulture published Friday. The “Avengers: Endgame” star recalled reading for the part in “Game Of Thrones” that eventually went to Emilia Clarke.
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that,” Olsen told Vulture. “It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”
Olsen was selected to read a monologue from the end of the first season in two different accents. (RELATED: Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Embarrassing Moment With Beyoncé)
” … 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.”
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Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me. The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice. Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown. But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us. And now our watch has ended. @gameofthrones @hbo #love #motherofdragonsoverandout
Although Olsen didn’t play a role in the series, she became as invested as most did with the medieval fantasy.
“I’m just so deep in ‘Game of Thrones’ that all I can think about is Kit Harington,” Olsen told Vulture. “I mean, he’s just brainwashed me.”