The Avengers: Endgame star tells Vulture, that back in the day, she was up for the role of Daenerys Targaryen, the larger-than-life role which eventually went to Emilia Clarke. However, Olsen says her experience trying out for the Mother of Dragons was a personal low for her.
"It was the most awkward audition I'd ever had," Olsen says, adding that she was asked to perform a monologue from the end of the first season which demanded understanding a whole lot about the fantasy world and ultimately left her floundering.
The monologue was "[from] after she just burned. And she's making this speech to thousands of people about how she's their queen," Olsen recalls. "They didn't know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible. Anytime someone says, 'Bad audition story.' That's one I remember."
However, when the show went on the air, the 30-year-old actress became just as invested as the rest of the world. As the eighth and final season of the series drew to a close on Sunday, May 19, Olsen had definitely chosen who she wanted to win the Iron Throne.