This Is What the 'Game of Thrones' Cast Looks Like in Real Life

June 16, 2014 By:
This Is What the 'Game of Thrones' Cast Looks Like in Real Life
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"Game of Thrones" is an adventure fantasy filled with illustrious characters from all corners of its sprawling fictional landscape.

The keyword here: Fictional, which is actually a huge problem in and of itself because it can never prepare you for when you see these same characters in the flesh, merely walking around in the physical world without a barbed axe or a cast-iron goblet in their grip.

Compare and contrast, see if you can even recognize that these are the same people. We bet even the most dedicated of "GoT" fans will have to really think about it...for like three-quarters of a second.


Khaleesi on the left, who’s played by Emilia Clarke on the right.


Margaery Tyrell, who’s played by Natalie Dormer.


Arya Stark, who’s played by Maisie Williams.


Cersei Lannister, who’s played by Lena Headey.


Hodor, who’s played by Kristian Nairn.


Khal Drogo, who’s played by Jason Momoa. (Okay, so maybe this one isn’t that drastic of a transformation since Jason Momoa is already an intimidating beast in real life.)


Melisandre, who's played by Carice van Houten