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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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Once only affordable to the rich and famous, velvet is now one seriously classic and versatile fabric.

Let's be thankful then that it crops up everywhere from designer runways, to high-street rails… and even your granny's attic.

Warm, luxurious and rich in texture, having a key velvet piece is basically a necessity for ALL winter wardrobes.

Let's face it though, the material is also notoriously difficult to style. Yup get it wrong and it will only look costumey and awkward.  

So if you are worried your velvet creations will be a bit too on the nose this festive season, here is how to remain fashion forward (and not a fashion fail). 



Avoid wearing a lot of slouchy velvet and instead opt for tailored, fitted lines. A velvet suit is a handy trick to keep up your velvety sleeve as it transitions from business to casual seamlessly. Incorporate into a professional wardrobe for some rock chic texture or pair with a pair of trainers for day time cool. 


All in one 

Don’t be afraid to purchase a velvet piece for the party season. Dresses, playsuits and jumpsuits in this fabric are instantly glamorous and will add some warmth on those cold winter evenings. Pair velvet pieces with stripped back accessories in cool tones and minimal jewellery so that you don’t venture into costume territory. 


Mix n match 

Having velvet options can add new texture to your wardrobe that you may not have even known you were missing. Incorporate velvet shorts, a t shirt or cardigan into any outfit to add some depth as well as a soft touch. Velvet tends to come in super rich tones so style it up with solid colours such as grey, black, brown or navy. 


Style it up

If you are a bit fearless and want to add even more opulence to the most luxurious fabric on the planet, instead of layering it on, try opting for ornate patterns. Velvet is often used to create beautiful designs on plain fabric so use this for instant glamour. Pair ornate pieces with simple accessories that don’t overpower your look. 


Style it down

Velvet CAN be dressed down, but do it in the right way. Pair your velvet leggings with slouchy cardigans and a beanie or throw your velvet blazer over a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and trainers. Velvet can give any casual look a sense of refinement. 



Only days ago rumours went into overdrive that co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston were a couple.

The pair were spotted lunching together on London and just last night were reunited again for dinner at The Wolseley. Twenty-six-year old Elizabeth and 34-year old Tom starred opposite one another in the play I Saw The Light. They played husband and wife, interesting.

Back in May the pair were seen looking very cosy strolling down the street and accordingly to US Weekly were something of an item even back then.

An insider claimed that the pair were together saying: 'It's casual. But they do make sure to text when they're apart.'

Since Elizabeth called off her engagement to fellow actor Boyd Holbrook in January, there has been plenty of speculation that she and Tom are a couple.

Both are connected to the Marvel Avengers movie series but appear to be spending quite a lot of time together outside of their work commitments.

A source told US Weekly that since calling off her engagement Elizabeth wants to enjoy her newly single status: “She wants to make a new life for herself. She's having fun.”

The very stylish pair have yet to comment on their rumoured relationship but all signs point to a possible new couple as they attempted to hide from photographers leaving dinner this week.

Also of note, the duo were out by themselves. So those ‘dinner with friends’ excuses might be a little hard to sell after this one.


Have Chris Evans and Elizabeth Olsen been secretly dating for months?

A new report claims that the Avengers co-stars have been keeping their relationship under wraps for at least a few months.

The pair first met when they played Captain American and Scarlet Witch alongside each other in the latest instalment of the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

An insider told The National Enquirer that “Chris and Lizzie are definitely involved in some kind of ultra-secret romance that’s being kept under wraps while they shoot.”

“The attraction between them has been there from day one,” the source revealed.

While news of their romance has begun to surface, it may be a while yet before we see any PDA snaps. According to reports, the 34-year-old Fantastic Four actor wants to keep his womanizing reputation at bay.

Mr Evans split from former on/off again girlfriend Minka Kelly in 2013 and has since been spotted with a number of Hollywood women, including Lily Collins. According to reports Ms Collins’ friends warned her to stay away from the actor because of his notorious heart-breaking reputation.

The source explained that “Chris is paranoid about his womanizing becoming public while he’s on this multi-picture deal with Marvel. He’s protecting his image, and will bend over backwards to keep things quiet.”

Before reports of this new romance surfaced, the 26-year-old sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley was rumoured to be dating ANOTHER Avengers star, Tom Hiddleston.

Forget the next film – it looks like Ms Olsen may be the cause for the Avengers next battle! 



It has been reported that Elizabeth Olsen has ended her relationship with fiancé, Boyd Holbrook less than a year after their engagement.

A source confirmed the break-up to US Weekly not long after the Godzilla actress was spotted without her engagement ring over the weekend.

Elizabeth previously spoke of her excitement to Marie Claire about the engagement, saying that planning a wedding was a lot of fun: “I’m relaxed about it but I am excited and planning ideas because it’s fun – it’s just like throwing a party to celebrate life. I love being in a relationship a lot.”

Elizabeth and Gone Girl actor Boyd’s engagement came around the same time as news of her sister, Mary-Kate’s engagement to Olivier Sarkozy broke.

Since then, Mary-Kate is rumoured to have married her French fiancé, as the couple were spotted with matching wedding rings. 



People may have raised an eyebrow when Mary-Kate Olsen got engaged to 44-year-old French banker Olivier Sarkozy, but let’s face it, we were all excited for an Olsen wedding.

In March, news broke of MK’s little sister Elizabeth’s engagement to her long-term boyfriend, actor Boyd Holbrook and rumours of a joint wedding began to surface.

At the recent Godzilla junket, a  journalist finally cornered the younger Olsen and asked her to put us out of our misery.

Were the rumours true? Apparently not.

“Someone asked me…if my sister and I are having a double wedding and I said, ‘No’.”

We’re definitely disappointed, but at least we’ll have two gorgeous weddings to swoon over!




Mary-Kate Olsen is engaged!

Reports say the former child actress is set marry her 44-year-old boyfriend, French banker Olivier Sarkozy.

27-year-old Mary-Kate  and the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, allegedly got engaged while holidaying in Jamaica earlier this month.


There has been a lot of criticism of their relationship, due to their 17-year age gap, but the two have been dating for two years and already live together in New York’s Lower East Side.

Best of luck to the happy couple!