Daario Naharis & 7 Other Replaced Actors
Ed, who played the original version of Dany's love back in Season 3, recently admitted to Digital Spy that his departure, "wasn't as straightforward a decision as it's been made out in the press. In a lot of ways I would have loved to have carried on and stayed working on that, because it's a fantastic TV series."
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Ed's trying not to stay hung up on the past, which is probably smart. At least he can take comfort in knowing that he's not the only actor swapped out for someone else after a series has already gotten going, as these seven other recent examples prove.
The Mountain, Game of Thrones
Jason DiLaurentis on Pretty Little Liars
Bobby Draper, Mad Men
Don Draper's son was played by no less than four different actors over the course of seven seasons.
James Kent, True Blood
Actor Luke Grimes didn't like the direction True Blood decided to take this sexy vampire — read: he wasn't comfortable playing gay — so Nathan Parsons took over the role.
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Laurie Forman, That '70s Show
Eric's older sister got quite the makeover when Christina Moore took over the part from Lisa Robin Kelly in Season 6.
Ann Veal, Arrested Development
Her? Yep, George-Michael's purposefully non-entirely of a girlfriend was played by Alessandra Torresani in Season 1 before Mae Whitman took over the role — and did end up making her mark, somehow.
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Kaitlin Cooper, The OC
The replacement of Marissa's younger sister is mostly notable because she was first played by freaking Shailene Woodley back in Season 1, a fun fact most people forget.