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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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Avengers Assemble: It's time for Scarlett Johansson to walk down the aisle. 

Black Widow is getting married to her beau of two years, Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost. 

The actor’s representative confirmed to The Associated Press yesterday that wedding bells are on the horizon, after rumours about their romance began back in March of 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The couple confirmed their romance at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere last year, marking their debut as a pairing on the red carpet. Boy, do they make a gorgeous duo.

The  Lost In Translation star made a guest appearance on the season finale of SNL in 2017, prompting suspicions that love was in the air.

The 34-year-old actress has been married twice already, to Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and journalist Romain Daruaic. She shares four-year-old daughter, Rose Dorothy, with Daruaic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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36-year-old comedic star Jost has never been married, and is known for co-hosting SNL's fan-favourite 'Weekend Update' sketch programme with Michael Che.

Marcel Parisea, Johansson's publicist, affirms that no date has been set for the wedding, but fans have been quick to congratulate the happy couple on social media.

#JostMarried will soon be trending, we suspect. 

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Zoe Saldana has revealed snippets of her personal life, specifically how she raises her three sons with husband Marco Perego Saldana.

The Avengers actress, who plays Gamora in Guardians Of The Galaxy, shares four-year-old twins Cy and Bowie with Marco, as well as two-year-old Zen.

She opened up about how she raises her little boys, revealing that she was attempting to keep her household a "gender-neutal environment" with male and female inspirations involved in their lives.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I’m always gonna be honest and that is always the best way to welcome healthy and truthful discourse, especially around parenthood," the actress told Us Weekly this week.

"The twins made a comment two weeks ago like, “Boys are stronger than girls,” because they’re in that stage of comparisons. And you have to take a moment and kind of put together an answer that they will understand," she continued.

She wants her boys to be a "blank slate", rather than being influenced by gender stereotypes before choosing their own identities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her aim is, "To not bring all this charge that you have as an adult and as a woman into their lives." She opened up last June about allowing her sons to pick their own method of doing things, with Zoe leading by example with her partner.

"We have a very gender-neutral environment where my husband participates in a lot of tasks that were normally given to women and vice versa," she previously told Us Weekly. "I get to do a lot of male things, which is, I don’t know, put the TV together, fix things that break," she said.

"We’re sort of a very gender-fluid household. I think it’s important to raise boys in that environment, and girls as well," the 40-year-old mused.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Zoe has often done things in an unconventional way, shunning 'tradition', such as her husband Marco taking her surname when they wed in 2013.

Saying he liked the name, Zoe recently added:

"He wanted to really represent being a part of my family and represent my father’s legacy. He respected the fact that he didn’t want me to have to give up my name just because that’s the norm."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Saldana was interviewed by People in 2018 and touched upon the idea of gender and parenting;

“When you look at parenting, the whole thing about matriarchy and patriarchy, and Daddy’s little girl and Mama’s boys ― my husband and I find that completely ludicrous and absolutely unhealthy for the upbringing of a child."

“You’re giving them a very distorted and limited view on what a female role is supposed to be in a family and what a male role is supposed to be."

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