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It's hard to imagine anyone other than Khaleesi Emilia Clarke playing the Mother of Dragons, and another actress who auditioned to play the infamous character clearly agrees.

Now that Game of Thrones has finally come to an end after eight seasons of blood, sweat and MANY tears, we can hear the behind-the-scenes tea on the actors.

As it turns out, Avengers star Elizabeth Olsen auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen, saying it was "the most awkward audition I've ever had".


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Would things have ended very differently for Dany, had another actress played her? Speaking to Vulture on last week, Olsen revealed she tested out two different accents during her GOT audition, and the result was awkward AF.

The baby sis to the Olsen twins is most famous for playing Wanda Maximoff in the Avengers franchise. Her career would have turned out less action adventure and more fantasy, had she not lost out to Emilia Clarke.

"It was the most awkward audition I'd ever had," she said. "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.


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"It was terrible. Bad audition story," she said. She made sure to add that she's now a huge fan of the show, and is especially obsessed with a certain Northern Wolf;

"I'm just so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think about is Kit Harington. I mean, he's just brainwashed me." You're not the only one thinking the same thing, gal. He knows nothing.

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry on the HBO showtold Cosmopolitan that he actually auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in the early days, but affirmed that pretty much every young lad did as well.


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"Initially I auditioned to play Jon Snow, but the thing to remember is, originally, HBO only commissioned the pilot, and then after that was made, there was still another 18 months between that and it being commissioned for a full series."

"So, ages and ages ago I auditioned to be Jon Snow. But I think pretty much every Caucasian actor of a certain age auditioned to play Jon Snow at that point," he added.

Kit made the role his own, and honestly nobody else could have worked those dark tresses better than himself. But nice try, Gendry.

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So, the season finale of Game of Thrones will air on Sky Atlantic tonight and without a doubt, one of the most talked about story lines has been the romance building between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.

However, as it turns out, the two actors, Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke, have already shared a pretty steamy kiss in front of the camera.

In light of their budding on screen romance, behind-the-scenes photos taken during a shoot for Rolling Stone back in 2012 have resurfaced online – and we've got to admit, they really do look great together.


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According to the New York Times, George R.R Martin had always envisioned a romance between the two characters.

“Yeah, I think it’s kind of hard to see that not happening,” said Alan Taylor, GoT director, when asked about the possibility.

“When we were shooting Season One and no one had seen the show yet, we were in Malta. Back then, there was not a lot of secrecy because nobody was paying attention, and George R.R. Martin came to visit and he was being quite open about his plans. He said something: That it really is all about Dany and Jon.”

So, will they? Won't they?

Only time will tell, but we're team Jaenerys all the way.


One couple loved the television show Game of Thrones so much, that they decided to dedicate their whole wedding to it.

Kerry Ford and Darren Prew threw their own Game of Thrones themed wedding, which involved all of the bridal party dressing up as famous characters from the show.

A team of artists spent 50 hours making the bridal party look like characters from the show, with the bride and groom dressed up as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.

We have to say as fantasy themed weddings go, this one was pretty epic.