'Game of Thrones' Could Have Been a 'Skins' Reunion

Curated via Twitter from W magazine’s twitter account….

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.

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