The final episode of the television franchise that has kept Game of Thrones fans on the edge of their seats may have already been shown but that doesn’t mean the end of the interest in it.
The success of the American fantasy drama has led actors who missed out on key parts to lament what could have been.
This week Elizabeth Olsen admitted to auditioning for the role of Daenerys Targaryen, the part that eventually went to Emilia Clarke. Olsen, who has Avengers, Godzilla and Captain America to her name, admits it was the “most awkward audition” of her career.
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything because I like auditioning. [The producers] didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not.”
The 30-year-old sibling of the famous Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley of Full House fame auditioned with two different accents, but it was neither of them were good. “It was terrible,” she said in an interview with Vulture. “Bad audition story.”
Even so, the experience hasn’t deterred Olsen’s interest in the Kit Harington-led series. “I’m so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think of is Kit Harington, I mean he’s just brainwashed me,” she admits.
Olsen is not the only one who missed out on parts in Game of Thrones, others included Lily Allen, Gillian Anderson and Mahershala Ali.