The most expensive TV show ever produced and the most watched and loved show in the history of television has gotta be the one and only—Game Of Thrones, don’t you agree? We’ve been obsessing over the catchphrases, the characters and the plot. Each season had us at the edge of our seats and we’re super excited for the coming season that’s the reason why we can’t keep calm. On that note, our friends at IMDb got us inside information on actors who auditioned and were almost cast on GOT. So, let’s get right to it.

1. Tricia Helfer

This beautiful and talented model turned actor auditioned for Cercei‘s role.

2. Izzy Meikle-Small

The popular actress from Never Let Me Go auditioned for Sansa Stark but sadly could not be cast.

3. Mahershala Ali

The famous actor from Moonlight and House of Cards auditioned for the role of Xaro Xhoan Daxos and got rejected. Apparently, it was one of the worst auditions of his life.

4. Sam Heughan

He was famous for his role in Outlander, Heughan auditioned for 7 different roles in GOT, and even though it was pretty close, sadly he wasn’t cast for any.

5. Sam Claflin

Claflin also auditioned for the role of Jon Snow and Viserys Targaryen.

6. Jared Harris

The extremely talented actor auditioned for the roles of the High Sparrow and Jonathan Pryce.

This information blew our mind and we’re hoping it blew yours too! Imagine how different the characters would be if these actors were cast instead of our current favs! #FoodForThought

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