The spin-off to the popular show, Game of Thrones, has brought in something extra with every episode. It can be breaking all the viewership records of Game of Thrones, or for its cast and crew. With the release of its third episode on the horizon, House of the Dragon is once again surrounded by rumors of having Elizabeth Olsen in its season 2. Elizabeth Olsen, who auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the original Game of Thrones, is heavily linked to playing the younger version of a famous character from Thrones.
Reportedly, the actress is suggested for the role of Young Melisandre, but nothing is confirmed so far. Unlike other shows, House of the Dragon is continuously showing an increase in its viewership. After being the biggest series to premiere on HBO and HBO Max, it might also turn into the biggest show in the history of HBO.
According to sources, Elizabeth Olsen may have been approached to be cast in season 2 of the show. Though, there are no claims that she will be joining the show in its ongoing season. For now, the show already has a great cast, which includes actors like Paddy Considine, Steve Toussaint, Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, and Emily Carey.
Elizabeth Olsen Auditioned For Game of Thrones
This would not be the first time when Elizabeth Olsen is rumored to be joining the fantasy drama. The actress revealed that she auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. But she was unable to get it, and it went to Emilia Clarke instead.
Talking about the audition, Olsen said that it was the most awkward audition ever as she had to read the monologue in two different accents. She said, “I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that. It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”
In her interview with Vulture, she said that she had to play out the speech Khaleesi did in front of thousands of people about how she was their queen. She further said the creators were not sure if they should go for a British accent or not, and hence she did it in both.
“It was terrible. Anytime someone says, ‘Bad audition story.’ That’s the one I remember,” she said.
The WandaVision star also shared her love for the show and has revealed that she is a huge Game of Thrones fan. She also says that Kit Harington is always on her mind, the actor who played Jon Snow in the series.
Even though she may not have been able to get the role in Game of Thrones, Olsen can be part of its spin-off, House of the Dragon. There is no confirmation news or anything concrete about who she will be playing in the series. However, as always, there are multiple speculations.
Elizabeth Olsen Can Play Young Melisandre In House of the Dragon Season 2
Elizabeth Olsen can probably play the role of young Melisandre in season 2. Melisandre, who is often referred to as the Red Woman or Red Witch, was a Red Priestess and supposedly a close counselor to King Stannis Baratheon.
Melisandre seems like the only character that can make a crossover between GoT and House of the Dragon possible. In Game of Thrones, Melisandre appears to be a wizened old lady after she removes her necklace.
Her appearance without her necklace depicted that she was way older than how she was seen on screen. She was certainly older than most people are expected to survive.
Her appearance made it hard to guess her age however, according to the co-creator David Benioff, the character is several centuries old. House of the Dragon is set around 200 years ago from Game of Thrones. Melisandre, who was a witch and a young priestess, might be an interesting link between the two shows, which may lead her to appear in House of the Dragon in its second season.
Elizabeth Olsen also has played the role of the Scarlet Witch in the MCU, which may make her suitable for the character. Their name is also almost similar, as one is called the Red Witch, and the other is Scarlet Witch, meaning Red Witch.
As the rumors of the Marvel star joining the Game of Thrones prequel spread like wildfire (pardon the pun), fans are definitely ecstatic to have Olsen in another popular franchise. Considering that Elizabeth Olsen has now become one of the most sought-after actors in the industry, it would be a missed opportunity for HBO to not cast the talented thespian in the second season of House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon is currently streaming on HBO Max. It releases new episodes every Sunday on HBO and HBO Max. The two episodes have already set records for the series, and HBO has already announced season 2. Till then, we can only wait and see what role Olsen will play if she gets cast in House of the Dragon Season 2.
House of the Dragon Episode 3 will premiere on September 4, 2022, on HBO and HBO Max.