GOT Characters: What They Look Like On and Off Screen


Over the seven seasons of Game of Thrones, fans sure know and even memorize every detail of the characters’ personalities and faces.  What we do not know is how they look like without their costumes, wigs, and make-ups.  You might be surprised that in the real modern world, they look less evil, less exotic, and more normal.  Take a look at these 10 GOT cast members and be amazed how they totally look different on and off screen.

Arya Stark | Maisie Williams

Maisie WilliamsArya Stark is a homeless girl usually seen covered in dirt and has probably worn the same outfit over the past seven seasons.  It’s just so refreshing to see Maisie smiling, with her hair neatly brushed, and most importantly, enjoying a teenager’s life like how it should be.  Instead of carrying a needle, she’s carrying 3 bags of chips!

Brienne of Tarth | Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie

Looking at them in one picture would actually make you think they’re each other’s brother and sister.  Similar features and that’s where the resemblance ends. Brienne of Tarth’s strong personality is different from the sweet Gwendoline.  Brienne is a tough armor-clad, sword-swinging, bear-fighting warrior who you’ll never see wearing a dress.  She goes out in a metallic warrior suit with sword but Gwendoline, in reality, is a well-accomplished actress and model who can put on different gowns and sexy dresses paired with a red lipstick.

Cersei Lannister | Lena Headey

Lena Headey

Isn’t it ironic to see the lady on the Iron Throne expressed such genuine happiness?  Perhaps, the only time we’d seen her laugh in the series was when she blew up that place of worship filled with innocent lives.  We’re not counting it though as it was clearly an evil laugh.  In real life, she can boast into boisterous laughter just because Lena Headey is a happy-go-lucky type of person.

Daenerys Targaryen | Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

We know exactly how you felt when you saw Emilia Clarke in the movie, Me Before You.  You’d probably think she was a totally different person from the person who plays Daenerys Targaryen.  People were so used to seeing her in that thick white-blonde wig with a look of power-hungry determination on her eyes. Though we know Clarke’s also a determined person, she’s totally just the chill kind and even the goofier type of person. Plus, her real hair color is brunette.

Davos Seaworth | Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham

Davos and Liam pretty much looks the same with that beard and haircut, except that Davos wears contacts and in that photo, Liam prefers to wear eyeglasses. Also, our fingerless hero who looks pale and bleak almost all the time is really healthy in real life.  He’s also much more cheerful when he’s wearing a V-neck tee and jacket rather than those long robes.

Khal Drogo | Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Two different looking men that exudes the same hotness – Khal Drogo and Jason Momoa in real life are both cream of the crop for ladies. The tanned, man-bunned wearing horse-lover who took the game of eye shadow to a whole new level is one of the reasons women looked forward to the show.  Not to mention, he never wears a shirt.  Too bad he died early in the series.  No worries, though.  They can still stalk the long-haired model and actor.

Jon Snow | Kit Harington

Kit Harrington

Kit Harington does not look all that much like Jon Snow.  In real life, he wears a cute pair of glasses and an adorable haircut.  He actually looks like a cool genius and not someone who was brought back from the dead, lost most of his family, and seems to feel really cold all the time.  Yet, the two can be your crushes!

Melisandre | Carice Van Houten

Carice Van Houten

Despite being burdened by the prophecies from the Lord of Light, the Red Witch always looks beautiful in her long red locks and mystic necklace.  Carice Van Houten, in real life, does not need that necklace to ensure her agelessness, she looks young and just as beautiful in her lighter and cuter shoulder-length hairstyle and red lips.

Lord Varys | Conleth Hill

Conleth Hill

Honestly, we didn’t think being bald could change a person’s look and personality a lot until we saw Conleth Hill in the premiere where he looks much like your friendly, easy-going uncle.  He becomes an entirely different person when he’s covered in robes and head shaved as Lord Varys who’s scheming to take over the nation.

Yara Greyjoy | Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan

Perhaps, one of the most opposite in characters are Yara Greyjoy and Gemma Whelan in real life.  In the series, she’s a brave, badass seafarer who sports a messy hairstyle and lots of leather.  However, in her normal life, she’s absolutely glowing!  She’s pregnant!  She’s also a talented comedian.