Learn How Feminist Porn Star Landed ‘Game Of Thrones’ Role

Game of Thrones is infamous for its lurid sex scenes and use of adult film stars to fill the most revealing roles. But one particular, self-proclaimed “feminist porn star” had to rely on more than just her body to land a coveted spot on the hit HBO show.

Aeryn Walker, an Australian amateur porn star who specializes in cosplay, told News.com how an audition tape showcasing her acting ability is what lead to her being cast as one of Craster’s wives in Game of Thrones season four.

“I had to act out the first bit of the scene I’m in,” she said. “The second part was a pretty long video of me crying. They described in pretty graphic detail how I should cry.”

The chance to audition came from Walker’s connection to fellow porn star Maisie Dee, who appeared in season two of Game of Thrones. She (half-jokingly) told Dee of her desire for a role in Game of Thrones after bumping into her on the streets of Amsterdam in between jobs.

“After that I went to Sweden,” she says. “Then, about a month later, I got an email from Maisie, saying they were casting for a few roles and I would be suitable for two of them.”

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Walker isn’t the first porn star to frequent Game of Thrones. British porn stars Samantha Bently, 26, and Jessica Jensen, 23, will be portraying prostitutes in upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones, while former adult film star Sibel Kekilli has been playing one of the more major roles in the show for several seasons up to this point. Kekilli plays Shae, a prostitute whom Tyrion falls in love with, but recently is betrayed by while on trial for his brother’s murder.

Shae’s role in the show also helped ease Walker tensions when she arrived on set. Aeryn told The Daily Beast after she was cast as one of Craster’s wives how anxious she was to do a good job considering her background in the adult film industry.

“I was like, ‘Man I hope I do a good job,'” she said. “What if people think I got this because I have nice tits? I can actually act.”

And as for the experience of acting on Game of Thrones itself? Walker described her time on the set of Game of Thrones as “really cool”:

“They took really good care of us. The set was amazing. Watching some of the actors actually act was crazy.”

Game of Thrones season four continues on HBO, Sundays at 9 pm.

[Image courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Getty via The Daily Beast]