Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju spoke about his five-season run on the HBO fantasy series as the wildling Tormund Giantsbane.
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Game of Thrones creator Martin spoke specifically about the casting of Maisie Williams, who has played Arya Stark on the series since the first season.
Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie: “None of the people who knew me could understand why I would want to play that part”
Christie speaks about what inspired her to become an actress and why her Game of Thrones role is a perfect fit for her.
Clarke says that while she was beginning her career as an actress, she was routinely passed over for lead roles.
“Personally, I’m not interested in casting the most perfectly beautiful woman or someone who ticks all the boxes of what a person is ‘supposed’ to look like.” – Casting Director Nina Gold
“To be able to flesh out a character for over eight or so years has been really amazing.” – Sophie Turner on Playing Sansa Stark
The Jon Snow actor talks about acting subtle on a massive production and why he thinks his initial approach to the character was wrong
“I’ve never been good at auditions and I’ve never really gotten many jobs from auditions.” – Aidan Gillen
Gleeson can change in and out of character is startling. First he’s asked to say a line as a typical teenager, and then he’s asked to repeat it as a villain.
“The most important thing when playing the character was to just get rid of a whole section of feelings that I have as a human being” – Actor Owen Teale
These audition tapes, which include actors Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Rose Leslie, are then cut to show the actual scenes from the show.
‘Star Wars’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Casting Director Nina Gold On How She Discovered Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Emilia Clarke
Gold acknowledges that one of the hazards of her job is that agents constantly want to introduce her to their clients, but each production she works on already know what they are looking for.
Kit Harington: “You got into this job to play roles and depict characters, celebrity is an unfortunate side effect”
“I kind of weirdly fell into being an action hero…I have no f— idea how that happened. You have to remind people that you want to act rather than just run around” – Kit Harington
“Everything I do with my job, I do because I am intrigued by a character” – Lena Headey
“I’d rather play characters than play someone who’s close to myself” – Jason Momoa
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