When putting a popular book series on television, casting can either make or break the show. Cast the wrong actress or actor - change the characters in anyway and the fans will know, resulting in them sharing their angry thoughts all over the Internet. In the case of Game of Thrones, based off the series written by George R.R. Martin, many of the characters break away from the ones that are in the books. In fact, they hardly match at all.
For practical storytelling reasons, it became necessary for the producers and the writers to alter some of the characters looks. Here we will take a side-by-side comparison with the actors and actresses who aren’t exactly like their novel namesake, showing what they are really meant to look like. Fair warning! This list may contain spoilers for the Game of Thrones series, as well as the A Song of Ice and Fire books.