Yes I know that this is probably looks like click bait because for Game of Thrones (It actually is but we’re going to pretend like we’re not pretending). So you wanna be on the epic show? What do you do?
Realistically you only have a chance of being on the show if you are European or Peter Dinklage. Well why is that? And not just for Game of Thrones. It seem that there is a European actor on every show or film these days. All the American actors are going extinct! Why? Do viewers not love us Americans any more!?
Now we are going to be extremely general with this conclusion, but Americans (and American Acting Schools) make the emotions (and personal issues) the center of attention. Visual art is not about you, it’s about the art through you. The story being told through your eyes. Actors tend to think that their pain or hurt is the greatest in the world. As a result it becomes the focus of the story, rather than the actual story. And that leads to…well let’s just say it won’t be long career.
So what do the great actors on Game of Thrones do so well (Even the ones that you love to hate or hate to love)? Well they do a very good job of telling the story, it’s themes, and messages. There have been very few moments on the show where you felt that it stagnated because every actor did and does a very good job of moving the story forward.
Also ask yourself, how are all the characters different? The actors also do an exceptional job of differentiating from each other. No two actors are the same in the show. Which is exactly what you need to do if you want to book the part.
So if you want to book a role on GoT, you have to be able to move the story forward, and differentiate yourself from the others actors on the show. And also it would be helpful to know the world of the show you are auditioning for.