HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” gave us probably the most amazing fantasy story of all time. Just like with the Harry Potter movies and Lord Of The Rings trilogy, many of us were surprised to see how different some of the characters look like in real life. Remember when we first saw what Legolas looked like without his platinum blonde hair? Or Mr. Malfoy? Just like these legendary movies, Game Of Thrones also has plenty of actors who look nothing like their character IRL.
Scroll below to see what your favorite Game of Thrones characters look like in real life…
Daenerys Targaryen aka the Mother of Dragons vs Emilia Clarke
It’s not a secret that Daenerys Targaryen is one of the most known and beloved character on the show who can be easily recognized by her silver-blonde locks. On the show, the Mother of Dragons is portrayed as a highly ambitious and powerful ruler. In real life though, Emilia Clarke is a giggly and adorable brunette goofball who enjoys life to the fullest.
Cersei Lannister vs Lena Headey
On the show, Cersei Lannister is ridiculously intelligent, ruthless ruler who really loves her wine. To all those haters out there who hate Lannisters and Cersei in particular, let me tell you that Lena Headey is nothing like her character, hair included. She’s sweet, fun, and care deeply for the world and people around her.
Brienne of Tarth vs Gwendoline Christie
Brienne of Tarth is a manly-looking female warrior, the protector of Sansa and Arya Stark, portrayed by Gwendoline Christie whose real-life look is the exact opposite. Unlike her character, Gwendoline manages to steal the spotlight every time she steps on the red carpet.
Brandon Stark vs Isaac Hempstead Wright
While Bran Stark is moody and mysterious “Three-Eyed Raven” who can see the future and the past, Isaac Hempstead Wright is a complete opposite. If you follow him on social media, you know that he’s fun, bright and a very loving human being.
Sandor Clegane aka The Hound vs Rory McCann
There’s so much more to Sandor Clegane than his scared face and somewhat intimidating looks. Just like his character, Rory McCann has a lot of hidden talents. It turns out he’s not only a talented actor but also a trained painter and a skillful banjo player.
Ser Gregor Clegane “The Mountain” vs Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
On the screen, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, a 6’9” Icelandic actor and strongman, plays a terrifying maniac who’s just impossible to kill. In real life though, Hafthor is a gentle giant who won’t hurt a fly.
Ramsay Bolton vs Iwan Rheon
Ramsay Bolton is without a doubt one of the most hated characters on the show. We just couldn’t wait till this embodiment of evil would die. Off-screen, Iwan Rheon who plays Ramsay is an extremely cute and charming young fella who loves music and promotes charities. Who would have thought, right?
Sansa Stark vs Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark might have seemed a slow learner at first, but she definitely proved to be the most intelligent of all the Starks. By the way, did you know that Sophie Turner is actually blonde in real life? She had to dye her hair to get that red-haired look for the role.
Varys vs Conleth Hill
We are used to seeing Varys as an extremely intelligent yet dangerous man. However, it is still a bit strange seeing Conleth Hill with no hair since in real life he has a full head of beautiful grey hair.
The Night King vs Vladimír Furdík
In case you were wondering who’s hiding behind that terrifying but incredible makeup of the Night King, that was Vladimír Furdík – a stuntman who appeared in movies like Thor: The Dark World and The Huntsman: Winter Wars.