Game of Thrones is one of the most popular fantasy drama television series. We all admire the cast from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. But other actors were planned to play the roles of the best and the worst characters. Here is how the cast from the fictional continents was going to look like.
Dominic West as Mance Rayder
West confirmed in 2012 that he refused the role of theMance Rayder in the Game of Thrones because he liked to stay closer to his family.
“I was offered something on Game of Thrones. My problem is, I’ve got four kids, and at the moment, I’m reluctant to be away from home for a long time,” he said. If he accepted the offer he was supposed to stay in Reykjavik for six months during the filming. Instead of him, Ciarán Hinds was happy to take te role.
Gillian Anderson as Cersei Lannister
The X-Files star Gillian Anderson said no to the Game of Thrones as well. She never revealed which role she refused but it is suspected that it was the ruthless Cersei, played by Lena Headey. Some other rumors say that it was the Melisandre role or the Red Woman.
Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen
Tamzin Merchant was the first Dany. She was changed after the pilot was filmed on a request from HBO. Since then we all recognize Emilia Clarke as the fiery Mother of Dragons.