It turns out you don’t have to be at the top of your acting game to nab a role in the world’s biggest television show. Game of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie – who plays Grey Worm – revealed that he gave the “worst” performances of his life.
The British actor, whose real name is Jacob Anderson, plays the leader of Daenerys Targaryen’s Unsullied army in the HBO series but thought that he had ruined his chance to star in the acclaimed series when he read for the part.
In an interview with BANG Showbiz, he said: “Everyone’s really cool on the show so I’m really happy to be a part of it.
“It’s good to see everyone doing so well… I literally did two auditions, probably the worst auditions I’ve done in my life! And I still got the part.
The 25-year-old is better known to some for portraying Omen in Adulthood and has a burgeoning music career, releasing his debut album ‘You’re a Man Now, Boy’ last month.
Inevitably, as with all GoT actors, Ritchie was probed on whether he would be killed off or leave the show.
His response was: “I just wouldn’t choose. I don’t think I ever need to choose. I think this is the thing, a lot of people think if you do two things you’ve got to choose one. But I think we should all do what makes us happy… I also want to write films.”
Grey Worm is set to play a key role in the Meereen storyline in Game of Thrones season 6, where Tyrion Lannister has effectively taken over as leader following Daenerys absconding on her dragon in season five’s penultimate episode ‘The Dance of Dragons.’