Wait, Daenerys Targaryen wasn’t always Emilia Clarke? There was another girl who was supposed to play the Dragon Queen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ and you’ve probably seen her before. Find out who it is now!
Honestly, it’s difficult to picture anyone else but Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Well, Emilia didn’t film the original pilot of Game of Thrones — another actress did! This is crazy and we can’t believe someone else was originally supposed to be Khaleesi!
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Tamzin Merchant, 29, played Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones pilot. However, HBO made the creators nix the original pilot and the original Daenerys. Emilia was then brought in and replaced Tamzin. The creators then filmed another pilot that was aired on HBO. Who else wants to see that original pilot?
The role of Daenerys Targaryen is the role of a lifetime. It’s pretty crazy that they replaced Tamzin with Emilia, but everything happens for a reason. No one can play Daenerys like Emilia.
Even though she didn’t stay on Game of Thrones, Tamzin’s had a solid career. She played Catherine Howard on The Tudors. She’s currently playing Anne Hale on Salem.
You guys, Game of Thrones could have been an entirely different show. So many Game of Thrones roles could have been played by different people. Emilia’s Me Before You co-star Sam Claflin auditioned for the roles of Jon Snow and Viserys Targaryen. OMG! Sam wasn’t able to take the roles because of other acting commitments. But seriously, it would have been INSANE to see the Finnick Odair in those roles. Catch up on Game of Thrones by signing up for Amazon Prime now!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Tamzin would have made a good Daenerys? Let us know!