‘Avengers: Endgame’ star talks “bad” audition for ‘Game Of Thrones’ role
Game Of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting to see who will take the throne in tonight’s episode, and one Avengers: Endgame star has shared an experience about auditioning for the role of the “Mother of Dragons” herself.
Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in Endgame auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
Olsen shared the story of her apparently “bad audition” with Vulture.
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that,” she said. “It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”
She said her audition consisted of her performing a monologue from the end of the first season.
“(From) after she just burned. And she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible. Anytime someone says, ‘Bad audition story.’ That’s one I remember,” she continued.
It’d be pretty amazing to see an avenger on the HBO smash hit show, but Emilia Clarke definitely does a kick-ass job.
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This weekend, other Avenger Paul Rudd joked about the way Marvel fame has turned him into a bit of a jerk.
“I’ve hosted this show a few times now and what I’ve learned is that these monologues, they should be a little funny, but they should be a little heartfelt. Sort of like a best man speech at a wedding,” he said. “And tonight, I’d love to be your best man.”
He then got some champagne and a boutineer for his speech, and went into it.
“When I first officially met SNL in 2008, I was like ‘This guy’s crazy,’” he began. “You were doing sketches about some guy named Barack, and I hadn’t done a Marvel movie yet, so I was still treating people pretty well. Man, times have changed.”
He then joked about all the people he made out with on the show, and the whole thing was pretty hilarious. You can watch his entire speech below.
Also over the weekend, a photo of most of the women of the cast surfaced online that was pretty iconic. The photo in question highlights the final battle scene where the female characters team up to help Captain Marvel in the fight against Thanos.
While Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow is not in the photo because of her untimely fate, the others seem to be accounted for. That said, according to MovieWeb, the photo depicts Marvel Studios producer Trinh Tran and the Russo Brothers alongside the following cast members: Danai Gurira as Okoye, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts/Rescue, Brie Larson Captain Marvel, Evangeline Lilly as Wasp, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Karen Gillan as Nebula.
Additionally, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie was added into the photo digitally after the fact.
You can see it below.
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The Russo brothers opened up to fans on the Happy Sad Confused podcast about why a scene with 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford was cut from the film. But be warned — there are a lot of spoilers there too.
On the same podcast, the brothers also revealed they almost had a totally different name for the film.
Also, Avengers: Endgame is now the most-tweeted about film ever, beating out Black Panther.. Endgame has been included in more than 50 million tweets. In those tweets, many people used the amazing Endgame emojis.
Outside of the worldwide record, it also beat Titanic domestically with $619.7 million.
The highest-grossing movie ever was Avatar at $2.788 billion worldwide, so we’ll have to wait to see if the Avengers can beat that.
Avengers: Endgame has beaten many records since even before its debut. For one, it sold five times as many tickets as Infinity War during its first week of presales. This should come as no surprise with the demand of tickets being crazy enough for fans to spend upward of $15,000 for a pair.
Also, the film broke the record for Atom Tickets’ best-selling movie of all time in only 10 days.
Once it premiered, the records only kept coming. It officially had the biggest box office weekend in film history.
It completely shattered records, with the previous film at the No. 1 spot being Avengers: Infinity War which made $640 million its opening weekend.
As far as domestic records go, the film came out on top as well. It made an estimated $350 million this weekend, passing Infinity War which made $258 million.
It was projected to make between $230 and $283 million domestically, which it far surpassed.
Also, it had a worldwide projection of $800 million, which The Hollywood Reporter estimated it would surpass.
Even though the film has been out for almost two weeks, people are still attempting to avoid spoilers. A little over a week before Avengers: Endgame hit theaters, footage was reportedly leaked online. Then, when the film came out, one man even got attacked for revealing the end outside of a theater. The Russo brothers have now said that after two full weekends, its OK for people to ruin the ending.
In other news, It was previously announced that Endgame would close out Phase 3 of the MCU. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed he now has other plans.
Avengers: Endgame is monumental for so many ways. For one, it features the final cameo by Marvel legend Stan Lee, who passed away last year at age 95. Then, it was revealed that Marvel actually compiled all of Lee’s cameos and behind-the-scenes footage into a video, that they might release with the Endgame DVD.
If you haven’t seen the movie, check out the Avengers: Endgame trailer below.
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