This X-Men Star Was Almost Cast As Jon Snow In GoT

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You know nothing, Jon Snow.

WARNING: SPOILERS FROM SEASON 8 EPISODE 4!

Game of Thrones has been apart of our lives since 2011, we've practically grown up with the cast. We were there through Arya's first time, through Sansa's marriages and Jon Snow's reincarnation. But the cast we love so much could have been a whole different set of faces.

"You know nothing Jon Snow," takes on a whole other meaning today.

X-Men star Nicholas Hoult was almost cast as Jon Snow and frankly our minds are blown. 

Hoult auditioned to play Snow but “dodgy hair extensions and fake tan” apparently lost him the part.

During an interview with the New York Post, the X-Men star revealed he was filming for Clash of the Titans when the audition for Game of Thrones came about back in 2010:  

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"I had long hair extensions.

"They gave me a ponytail and also a very patchy fake tan.

"So I remember being like, ‘This is probably not what they’re hoping for’, and it obviously wasn’t."

As much as we do enjoy Hoult in X-Men, we're finding it hard to imagine Hoult fighting off white walkers and hooking up with his aunt. 

Moving on from that, we hate to bring this up but there are only two episodes left. We’re here for you, we understand and we highly recommend to NOT google GoT because the ‘net is a minefield people. Spoilers are everywhere!

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