“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning," Olsen told Vulture. "And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that. It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”
Olsen performed a monologue from the end of the show's first season. “[From] after she just burned," Olsen said. "And 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.”
Although Olsen did not get the role, she has since gone on to play Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Emilia Clarke eventually took up the role and, although she almost died to two aneurysms before production started, has played the part since.
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.