All the 100 Casting Secrets That Will Change How You Watch the CW Show

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If you’ve never watched The 100 before, we’re not sure what you’re waiting for. A dystopian-based show with one of the hottest casts around? Yes puh-LEASE! While most books are way better than their movie/television adaptation, this CW hit based on Kass Morgan’s trilogy is one that’s actually the opposite.

Whether you’ve been watching The 100 since it premiered back in 2014, or are trying your hardest to catch up before season four starts next year, the following casting secrets about the show will TOTALLY blow your effin’ mind!

1. Richard Harmon originally auditioned to play Bellamy Blake — At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that the actor who now plays John Murphy initially read for The 100‘s lead character. Not much other info is available about how the audition went/why he ended up as John, but we’re sure the show’s producers made their decision for a good reason.

2. Eliza Taylor never actually auditioned for Clarke Griffin — As one of The 100‘s main characters, you’d think the actresses who tried out for Clarke put all their time and effort into making sure their audition was perfect. Well, not so much. “I didn’t actually audition,” the 26-year-old told Starburst magazine. “I’d been living in LA for about a month and my credit card was stolen and all my money was taken –- spent at Home Depot, which was great -– and I was ready to pack my bags and go back to Australia because I didn’t know how I was going to survive in LA any longer and then I got a call from my manager to say that an audition I’d done months ago for a film had been looked at by the producers of this TV show called The 100 and they wanted me to go in for a reading the next day. So I read the script that night and loved it and went in for the meeting the next day and got the role. Before I knew it I was on a plane to Vancouver to shoot the pilot and my whole life changed.” What’s meant to be will obviously be!

3. Jordan Wiseley tried out for Roan — Fans found out that this MTV Real World star auditioned for The 100 when his tape appeared on Vimeo about a year ago. While he’s not bad, necessarily, we guess he just wasn’t what producers were looking for, because Zach McGowan ultimately landed the part.

4. Lindsey Morgan’s character was supposed to be killed off during season one — But instead of giving Raven Reyes the boot, they promoted the 26-year-old actress to series regular in season two.

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