Game of Thrones blows my mind: the plot lines, yes, but also the sets, the special effects, the costumes, and the makeup especially those last two elements of the show, which kicks off its fifth season Sunday night. Turning pale, brunette Emilia Clarke into a sun-kissed, platinum blond Daenerys Targaryen? Making “The Hound” look like a gnarled, scary burn victim? Some of that stuff is straight-up wizardry. So here, we celebrate it by rounding up images of our favorite, current GoT cast members and juxtaposing them with what the actor looks like in real life.
Take a look at the way these “GOT” actors have changed.