Did you already find that Emilia Clarke and Elizabeth Olsen shared some similarities? Your impressions will be confirmed by this recent revelation from the star of “WandaVision”. Indeed, the actress had tried to get the role of Daenerys in the series “Game of Thrones”.
The incredible fate of Elizabeth Olsen
Almost three decades earlier, the name of the Olsens was already known on television and in the movies. Indeed, during the 90s, Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley hit the American sitcom Home party. At that time, Elizabeth Olsen was very far from having the same notoriety. Just appeared with her sisters in the TV series, as well as the TV movie Two twins in the West.
While Mary-Kate and Ashley gradually begin to abandon the world of cinema to devote themselves to fashion, Elizabeth is revealed in the early 2010s in the film Martha Marcy May Marlene. It continues its ascent by multiplying important projects such as Kill your Darlings, Old Boy and especially Godzilla. Nevertheless, the consecration arrives in 2014 when she lands the role of Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff for the purposes of the MCU movies. Become a major figure of the Avengers, his character is even entitled to a miniseries entitled WandaVision, which is a hit on Disney +.
Elizabeth Olsen has now surpassed the notoriety of her older sisters. Yet she could have already become a star in 2011.
Audition totally missed
Ten years ago, Game Of Thrones landed on small screens around the world, revealing to the general public previously almost unknown actors: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage or even Sophie Turner. Still, the cast could have been much different, as evidenced by Elizabeth Olsen’s recent interview on the podcast. Chatter Awards, produced by the magazine The Hollywood Reporter. Thus, the interpreter of Wanda Maximoff confided to have auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen. Did the audition go well? No, quite the contrary:
I auditioned for the casting director’s assistant in a small room in New York City, with only a camera pointed at me, and them reading the script. I was doing Khaleesi’s speech when she comes out of the fire. It was awful. I was not called back.
In 2019, Elizabeth Olsen had already come back to this incident, on the talk show set Live with Kelly and Ryan. She had also declared that that day, she would have liked to stop the hearing herself:
I should have stopped there. Today, that’s what I would do if I had the same situation. I would tell them: I don’t think I’m going to do this role justice. I hope you will call me back for something else.
We know the rest: Emilia Clarke was finally chosen, and who carried the character of Daenerys brilliantly for eight seasons. As for Elizabeth Olsen, she found her happiness at Marvel Studios. Ironically, moreover, the two women will perhaps collaborate together since Emilia will integrate the MCU via the series. Secret Invasion, scheduled for Disney + in the course of 2022.