Nina Gold has been working in casting since the 1990s, and points to one huge advantage that she has access to now: the Internet.
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.
“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
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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.
Even though Les Miserables is enjoying Oscar buzz, the road to making the film wasn’t as glamorous. All of the auditions were conducted in rundown studios.