I just want to open this article by admiring the sheer natural beauty of Emilia Clarke. I mean, my word.
Just perfect. I’d bend a knee, an elbow, and any other appendage for that woman.
Now that’s out of the way, we can get to the point of this article: these audition tapes.
I’ve been watching Game Of Thrones for some time now (it came out my senior year in high school — I am now a gainfully employed 24-year-old) yet I never took it upon myself to go back to where it alllll started: the auditions.
From Dany to The Hound to Arya to Margery and Littlefinger, the original audition tapes for the Game Of Thrones is essentially a time machine to 2010: long before the masses had ever heard of Ned Stark or Joffery or White Walkers.
The highlight of the tape easily goes to Rory McCann, the actor who plays the Hound, who was able to make me jump out of my seat a little as I watched his audition.
I know we still have over a year, potentially two, until the final season of GoT but GOD DAMN I’m going to miss it when it’s gone.