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Before our beloved Game of Thrones actors became Westorosi icons, they were just like us. And by that we mean they were normal actors who had to audition for the crew at HBO to earn their coveted roles that made them stars. (OK, so maybe not just like us, but human.)

Need proof? The Game of Thrones YouTube channel has the most charming audition compilation we’ve seen yet. Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) ferociously attacks a carrot; Carice van Houten (Melisandre) hilariously screws up her dialogue; and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) delivers her iconic line—plus a bunch more.

It might not hold you over until Season 8, but it will definitely get you through the week.

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