Game of Thrones' Yara actress had the WORST audition

Justin Harp
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It's official: Game of Thrones' Yara Greyjoy actress Gemma Whelan had the worst audition.

Sure, she rocked last season as she and brother Theon (Alfie Allen) led a faction of the ironborn to revolt against their evil uncle Euron - but landing the Yara role was far less fun.

During her appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Gemma revealed that she had to play out Yara's fake seduction of her brother - you know, from that scene - when she was auditioned.

"In the original script, it said Yara - my character - is 'worrying his c**k'," she blushed. "She is 'worrying' and I understood that to be working her way [behind]. I had to do that in my audition, in a chair, looking straight ahead. Very, very dramatically with just one casting director in a room and an ashamed cameraman going, 'That's not how you do it'.

As if it couldn't possibly get any worse, the actual filming of that scene was even more embarrassing thanks to the gassy horse that both Gemma and Alfie Allen were riding on.

"We did have a scene where it was a very, very farty horse," she remembered. "It wouldn't go, whatever the technical term for making a horse [move]. With a kick it wouldn't go."

What the horse did do, however, was fart a lot - as Gemma soon learned. Still, that's not as bad as her audition though, right?

Here's hoping Gemma Whelan has a much better time if that rumoured hook-up for Yara and Daenerys Targaryen ever actually happens.

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The Graham Norton Show continues next Friday night with Warren Beatty, Miranda Hart, Keeley Hawes, Peter Capaldi and Jennifer Hudson on BBC One.

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