When it comes to blockbuster TV, it’s hard to top HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The show continues to reign as the network’s most popular show ever, and it set ratings records with last year’s seventh season finale.
While fans clamor for the eighth — and final — season of the show to debut in 2019, let’s catch up with some of the cast members to see the characters they play (no spoilers!) and what they’re up to when they’re away from Westeros.
You may be shocked by how different nearly all the “Game of Thrones” actors look when they aren’t in the show!
Character: Cersei Lannister
Perhaps the most ruthless character in the entire “Game of Thrones” universe (and that’s saying something), Queen Cersei will stop at nothing to see the Lannister family rule over Westeros. Aside from being completely cutthroat, Cersei is also a devoted mother and a loving sister (perhaps too much so) to her twin brother Jaime, while despising her younger brother, Tyrion.
Played By: Lena Headey
Something tells me Cersei Lannister would not approve of those tattoos! English actor Lena Headey has been acting since her teens and rose to fame in the mid-2000s with starring roles in “300” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Headey has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her work in “Game of Thrones.” Off-screen, she has two young kids and is engaged to be married to writer and director Dan Cadan.
Character: The Night King
The commander of the Army of the Dead, which is comprised of White Walkers, the mysterious Night King represents the purest form of evil in “Game of Thrones.” As he’s proven numerous times, he’s able to bring creatures of all sorts back from the dead to serve his growing horde.