The amazing visual effects of HBO's Game of Thrones often get all the attention, but the show would be nothing without its talented ensemble cast... a cast that had to audition for their roles. Let's see who killed it (figuratively speaking)? Spoilers ahead!
This nearly two-minute clip from the official GoT YouTube channel intersperses audition tapes with footage from the show, providing context for each actor's dialogue.
Notable appearances include Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, the ever-glaring Jaqen H'ghar by Tom Wlaschiha and a slightly risqué showing from Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell.
Who steals the show? That would be Kristofer Hivju, easily, who manages to portray Tormund Giantsbane without saying a single word. Though a carrot is involved.
It's better if you just watch the video rather than me explaining it.