18 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Game of Thrones
The actor who played the evil Ramsay Bolton almost played Jon Snow
Iwan Rheon was initially trying to play a good guy on the show! When Rheon was first auditioning for Game of Thrones, he was in talks to be heroic Jon Snow. He didn’t get the role — it went to the perfectly-cast Harrington — but that didn’t mean his chance at being on the show was gone. When the showrunners were casting the sadistic Ramsay Bolton on season three they called Rheon up and offered him the role. He’s perfect as the evil Bolton bastard and we can’t imagine him playing any other role!