“Game of Thrones”: Stars shown before they were kicking butt in Westeros

Before winter came, before the White Walkers “reeked” havoc and before the chaos hit Meereen, many of the cast of “Game of Thrones” were just struggling actors looking for their big break. And now fans of the series can see what their favorite characters looked like in their audition tapes.

The series has put a video up on YouTube featuring tryouts of Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Pedro Pascal, Rose Leslie and others as they run lines…sometimes less successfully than others. To make things even more interesting, their audition tapes are intercut in with the lines from the actual show.

The sixth season of “Game of Thrones” is expected to return to HBO in Spring 2016. Read Donna Dickens' full recap of the “Game of Thrones” panel from San Diego Comic-Con here.