6 Actors That Were Almost Cast In Game Of Thrones

Karishma Govil , 24 Sep 2018
Game Of Thrones (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Game Of Thrones (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

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

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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

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49/50 final thought I had to get myself in peak physical condition to play Will before the accident, and that came along with at least one long and hard daily session in the gym and a very strict diet, with little sleep. It was important for me to show the distinct differences between him before and after the accident, not only emotionally and mentally, but physically too. I shed over 3 stone in the three months I was training, and honestly pushed my personal limits. A lot of people struggle with every day life, and do it alone, I was fortunate to have a wonderful support network around me, guiding me through the process step by step. I'm not saying I'm a hero. I'm merely saying I found it tough and therefore appreciate what other people go through. I'm an actor. I do what I can to make each part I play as believable as I can. To play it honestly. And truthfully. And hope people invest within that character. The two sides of Will, are of course just one person, but I believe we are all made up of many different versions of ourselves. A lot of us haven't been tested the way Will has, but something as life-changing as that, will affect people differently. Every person is different. Everyone deals with circumstance and situation differently. And everyone should be able to make choices in life without judgement or comment. This film is Wills journey. Enjoy your journey. #liveboldly #50daycountdown #willtraynor @mebeforeyouofficial

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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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