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Game of Thrones Cast: Here's What the Game of Thrones Cast Really Look Like

Wait, *that's* Cersei?!

Julia Lechner
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This Is What Game of Thrones Stars Really Look Like

From the crazy 'dos to the monochromatic duds, Game of Thrones stars can be hard to recognize outside of Westeros. See how drastically different -- and, on occasion, surprisingly similar -- these actors look when they're in the real world.

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Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth

On GoT, Christie dons armor.

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Gwendoline Christie as herself

At the Hollywood premiere of Welcome to Marwen in 2018, the English actress dons a sparkling gown.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

As the Mother of Dragons, Clarke sports long, platinum hair.

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Emilia Clarke as herself

The in-demand British actress is spunky, spiky and more brunette as an honoree at BAFTA's British Academy Britannia Awards in Los Angeles in 2018.

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Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei

On GoT, Dany's royal adviser and right-hand woman does about as much as she can with Westeros' gray color scheme.

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Nathalie Emmanuel as herself

Emmanuel and her nose ring bring some pizzazz to HBO's post-Emmy party in 2018.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Harington's brooding GoT character is weighted down by winter clothing.

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Kit Harington as himself

At a publicity event in London for his 2019 movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the mustachioed British actor yucks it up in casual clothes.

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Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

As her Westeros alter ego, Williams has had to steel herself -- and her wardrobe -- for a long hard, winter.

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Maisie Williams as herself

The upcoming star of Marvel's The New Mutants is shown here during an appearance at Scotland's St. Andrews University. Unlike the youngest Stark daughter, however, Williams looks happy -- and pink-haired.

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Conleth Hill as Lord Varys

On GoT, Hill plays the shadowy Master of Whispers in the service of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).

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Conleth Hill as himself

At the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018, the cheery-looking Hill has the ear of Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke.

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

As Queen Cersei, Headey is about as relaxed as the metal crown that sits atop her head of short-cropped, golden hair.

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Lena Headey as herself

At a promo event for her 2019 wrestling film, Fighting with My Family, the British actress shows off long raven tresses -- and all the funky moves.

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark

Wright's Westeros self is a pensive, forlorn figure.

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright as himself

At a red carpet event in London in 2018, the bespectacled 19-year-old stands in stylish, relaxed contrast to his GoT character.

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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

On the drama series, Turner's red-haired princess gets an education in the brutal games that people play in pursuit of the Iron Throne, before doing some schooling of her own.

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Sophie Turner as herself

In real life, the forthcoming star of Marvel's Dark Phoenix prefers basketball games, blonde hair and the company of Jonas brothers, including Joe, her fiancé, and Nick.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister

On GoT, Coster-Waldau's Lannister is a troubled, dark soul with the wardrobe to match.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as himself

At an event at United Nations headquarters in New York City in 2018, the Danish actor (and UN Development Program goodwill ambassador) looks grayer, but lighter.

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Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont

As Daenerys Targaryen's dogged Jorah Mormont, Glen looks every bit the rugged adventurer.

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Iain Glen as himself

At a recent press conference promoting his new PBS miniseries, Mrs. Wilson, the actor looks every bit the urbane Brit.

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

On Game of Thrones, Dinklage's character likes drinking wine, making wry comments -- and, like everyone else in Westeros, wearing no-nonsense clothes.

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Peter Dinklage as himself

Outside of Westeros, and on shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Emmy-winning actor likes to show off his casual-cool style.

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Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy

As Theon Greyjoy, Allen is a vision in (what else?) gray.

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Alfie Allen as himself

As himself, the British actor looks confident in a black duster at a 2018 theater opening in London.

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John Bradley as Samwell Tarly

On GoT, Bradley's leather-favoring Samwell seems to take fashion tips from the '70s-era Planet of the Apes movies.

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John Bradley as himself

On the red carpet, the British actor seems to take his fashion tips from "How to Dress on the Red Carpet 101."

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Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

Cunningham's Onion Knight is buttoned-down and serious.

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Liam Cunningham as himself

The Irish actor cuts a carefree, casual figure at a Formula One racing event in Italy in 2018.