It's difficult for us to imagine these actors as anyone but their Westeros counterparts (admit it: if you saw Emilia Clarke on the street, you would yell "Khaleesi!") but there was a time when they weren't. These videos of their auditions give you a glimpse into that time. And it's dark and full of terrors! What if Rory hadn't been cast as The Hound? What if Liam wasn't Davos?!?

 

Rory McCann (The Hound)



Jason Mamoa (Khal Drogo)



Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner (Arya & Sansa Stark)



Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel)


Jaqn H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Ben Crompton (Eddison), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)