Games of Thrones trivia: Here’s all Evan Rion aka Ramsay Bolton had to say about Kit Harington’s audition for Jon Snow (Photo Credits: IMDb and Wikipedia)
Game of Thrones has a special place in all of our hearts and so do all of its characters. While some actors received a lot of hatred for the negativity they portray (kudos to actors like Evan Rion, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson), others have a home in our hearts for the troubles they faced and overcame. Found. One actor who left a positive impression on everyone was Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
But did you know, another GOT actor was in strong controversy for playing the role that made Kit a household name and global star? Well, it was actor Ivan.
In a previous conversation, Evan Rion, the actor who loathed and extremely disliked Ramsay Bolton, revealed that he had previously auditioned for parts in another, well, Game of Thrones. While her first audition was for Daenerys’ brother Viserys—you know, literally molten gold was placed on her head, and the second she gave for Kit Harington’s Jon Snow.
During a 2016 conversation with Interview Magazine, Evan Rion opened up about his separate Game of Thrones audition, saying, “When the pilot first came out it was a normal audition. I think it was for Daenerys’ brother Viserys. And then they were like, ‘Can you come back and read for this other character, Jon Snow?’ I didn’t know much about it at that time. So I auditioned for Jon Snow, but probably a lot of other people did as well.”
Talking about the audition process for the role of Kit Harrington, Evan Rion said, “I think it was between me and Kit. [Harington], which is pretty crazy. It could have been so different. I would have been dead now. [laughs] I think he made the right choice; It would be a very different Jon Snow if I had played him. I don’t think there is any point in focusing on such things.”
He concluded by saying, “You’re inevitably going to get to know other actors who are going for parts and you have to be open about it. Most of the time it’s a specific thing they’re looking for, which Can easily come down to how you look, and there’s not much you can do about it.”
Do you think Evan Rion could have played John Show, a character who was the exact opposite of the one he essayed – Ramsay Bolton? Tell us in the comments.
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