‘Game of Thrones’ Audition Tapes: How Arya, Sansa, and The Hound Snagged Their Roles

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Before fending for their lives throughout every threatening absurdity that ensues on Game of Thrones,  Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Rory McCann had to vie for their respective roles as Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and The Hound on Game of Thrones. 

Prior to their emergence as their characters on the HBO hit show, the three future co-stars had to show casting directors Nina Gold and Robert Sterne their ability to deliver dramatics! Although the actors’ audition tapes have been around for quite some time, people, including us here at Hollywood.comare just stumbling across them now. And are they ever impressive!

Prior to undergoing abuse at the hand of a**hole King Joffrey, a petite Sophie Turner showed up to her audition for stuck-up Sansa with a slightly messy head of strawberry blonde hair. And if you love Arya’s badass eagerness on the show, you’re going to get a kick out of watching all the sass Maisie Williams delivers while trying to snag her future role. And yeah, she’s pretty effing adorable too! Despite their young ages, these Stark sisters sure know how to impress a casting director… and us GOT fans too for that matter!

Before the GOT make-up crew painted his ugly wound on his face, a very-bearded Rory McCann  tried out for his role as Sandor Clegane, better known as The Hound. After hearing his husky, yet utterly intimidating vocals and watching his mesmerizing charisma, we too would totally hand over the part of Arya’s kidnapper to Rory! 

Watching these stars’ auditions is a great distraction as we restlessly await the next series of Game of Thrones. 

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