The latest Thrones tidbit comes courtesy of Nicholas Hoult, who, earlier this week, shared that he had competed with Kit Harington for the show's lead. "I think I auditioned for Jon Snow," Hoult told Page Six at a screening of Tolkien, in which he stars as the titular author. "I remember it because I was filming Clash of the Titans at the time, so I had long hair extensions.
There's another Skins alum in Winterfell: Hannah Murray bid adieu to her beloved Cassie Ainsworth for Game of Thrones’s Gilly, Samwell Tarly's beloved. (Though she did reprise her role on Skins for two feature-length episodes of the show.
But another alumnus of Skins's first generation had better luck making the leap to Westeros: A few years after Joe Dempsie played Chris Miles, he was cast as Gendry Baratheon, best known as the other person in season 8's much-discussed sex scene—though it should be noted that he also auditioned to play Jon Snow initially.
Game of Thrones almost looked entirely different. https://t.co/QdFB1kAllA— W magazine (@wmag) June 7, 2019