Game of Thrones: Elizabeth Olsen Details Terrible Daenerys Audition

Avengers: Endgame star Elizabeth Olsen auditioned to play Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, which she's revealed as having been incredibly awkward.

“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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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