Game Of Thrones: Not Emilia Clarke, But Can You Imagine This Actress As Daenerys Targaryen? The OG Choice To Play The Mother Of Dragons Was Surprising!

Emilia Clarke was not the first choice to play the ‘Mother of Dragons’ in Game Of Thrones. Then what made her secure the role? Read.

Emilia Clarke, who has quite an illustrious career in Hollywood, made it huge with her performance as the ‘Mother of Dragons’ Daenerys Targaryen in the popular series Game of Thrones. She is known for her effortless acting skills and chirpy nature. However, did you know she was not the first choice to feature in the series?

Yes, that’s right. Apparently, before airing the first episode of Game of Thrones, there was a pilot episode shot for the series, which never got aired for some reason, and Emilia was not Daenerys there. Instead, this actress reprised the role.

So, what happened next? Scroll ahead to find out what happened to the actress who was supposedly to feature as Daenerys and how Emilia Clarke got roped in for the role.

Did You Know It Was Not Emilia Clarke, But This Actress Was The First Choice To Daenerys Targaryen In Game Of Thrones?Emilia Clarke Was Not The First Choice To Play Daenerys Targaryen In Game Of Thrones, Here’s What Happened(Photo Credit –Imdb)

Well, as reported in Collider, the reason was not that Emilia Clarke punctured her audition or that the production team had approached someone else. Long before Game of Thrones’ first episode, “Winter Is Coming,” could hit the screens in 2011, the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tried to create a pilot episode (which remained unaired for many reasons) with the actress Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys.

However, the OG pilot faced a lot of issues, from Lana Headey’s wig giving a vibe of “medieval Dolly Parton” to horses getting excited during s*x scenes and a rather cold chemistry between Jason Momoa and Tamzin Merchant. She played a few important scenes, including Dany’s marriage to Khal Drogo (Jason) and their infamous s*x scene (which had a much lesser visual aesthetic and had a closer aspect of the book version than what ended up on the show between Emilia Clarke and Momoa).

Game Of Thrones: Emilia Clark Fought The Show's Creators Saying “Daenerys  Targaryen's Also A Goddam Human Being”

Even though Merchant did a great job on screen as Daenerys, she ultimately had to leave the franchise. And while we don’t know what the possible reason could be, it was reported that her chemistry with Jason Momoa didn’t fit right. And why Merchant’s character got a recast, not Momoa’s, we don’t know.

However, casting director Nina Gold once revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair, “It’s terrible to disappoint… It’s difficult to let down… That’s hard. It’s tough, but you’ve got to get it right, ultimately.”

Well, Tamzin Merchant’s departure became a boon for Emilia Clarke as she got to reprise one of the iconic characters in her career in Game of Thrones. Can you imagine anyone else other than the Secret Invasion actress as Daenerys Targaryen?

Related Posts

Former NBA Player Admits To K!IIing Woman, Reveals Grisly Details During Shocking Confession After Getting Arrested For Murd3r

Chance Comanche, a professional basketball player who played in one NBA game for the Portland Trail Blazers, admitted to the killing of a woman following his arrest…

Adult Star Moriah Mills Calls Out Zion Williamson For Being “Fat” & “Boring” In Bed During Scathing Rant (VIDEO)

So Moriah Mills is not quite done with Zion Williamson yet. After harassing the player throughout the offseason, the adult star was back taking shots at him…

Stephen A. Smith Speaks Out In Defense Of Anthony Edwards After Adult Star Exposes His Abortion Request (VIDEO)

Stephen A. Smith has spoken out in defense of Anthony Edwards in the wake of the Minnesota Timberwolves star getting exposed for demanding an abortion from a…

T-Wolves Star Anthony Edwards Has His Own Zion-Like Saga After Pregnant Adult Star Exposes Text Messages In Which He Ordered Her To Have An Abortion (PICS)

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards could be headed for a personal storm following supposed exposed text messages from a woman claiming to be pregnant for him. P.S….

Social Media Applauds Ja Morant’s “Eye Discipline” After Grizzlies Guard Manages To Keep Himself In Check While Being Interviewed By Smoking Hot Reporter (VIDEO + PICS)

Ja Morant is hardly the most disciplined guy in the NBA. His recent suspensions suggest that much. But the Memphis Grizzlies point guard is being lauded for…

Molly Qerim Had The Entire Internet Wagging Their Tongues As She Got Intimately Close To Stephen A. Smith & Shannon Sharpe (PIC)

Molly Qerim has been getting lots of traction online as of late. The ‘First Take’ co-host is now very popular among sports fans given that she’s a mainstay…