With the production value on a series like Game of Thrones, you can sometimes forget it’s just a TV show. The creators have put together such elaborate sets, costumes, makeup, and action scenes that viewers often can get caught up in the dramatic dynamics of the Seven Kingdoms as much as things in the real world. (And that’s not even accounting for the CGI.)
The actors on the show give such great performances that it’s almost shocking to see them in other roles—or as they look in real, everyday life.
Beware though—there will be SPOILERS. The descriptions of characters will discuss the events of the series, and all aired episodes of Season 7.
Here’s how 21 actors on Game of Thrones look compared to their characters.