Elizabeth Olsen Shares Her Bad Audition Story For Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES
Before Emilia Clarke was cast in the role of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thornes, there were several actresses from all around the world auditioning for the role hoping to land it. One of those actresses was Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the Marvel movies.
It turns out that this wasn’t the best audition experience for Olsen, in fact she says it’s one of her bad audition stories. She shared her experience during a recent interview with Vulture, saying:
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that. It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”
She went on to explain that her audition script was the speech given by Khaleesi at the end of the first season and she had to give it in both an English and British accent because the producers didn’t know what they wanted in the early days of development:
“[From] after she just burned. 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.”
Well, even thought she didn’t get the part, Olsen went on to have a very successful career being involved with some great movies. Regardless, would you have liked to see Olsen in the role of Daenerys?