by Tyler Johnson at

Emilia Clarke may already star on one hit HBO series, but while the Game of Thrones actress changed her look and learned to be a badass mother of dragons for her role as Daenerys Targaryen, she still feels like she's better suited for Williamsburg than Westeros.

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“I’d give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on Girls. Just to walk past one of the scenarios. I’d love that more than anything," Clarke said in a recent interview.

Clarke added: "Only, without the wig, they wouldn’t recognize me,” referring to the fact that she looks completely different on Game of Thrones, as she sports brown hair and a much softer look in real life.

GOT has made Emilia an Internet fan favorite with dozens of sites devoted to praising her looks and talent. She's basically the opposite of Lena Dunham who gets plenty of attention online, but mainly in the form of tweets encouraging her to put her clothes back on.

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With the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of your favorites from the show's sprawling cast of characters... and find out how amazingly different they look from the actors who play them!

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Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.
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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

1. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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2. Emilia Clarke Photo

Emilia Clarke stars on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


Kristian Nairn as Hodor Photo

3. Kristian Nairn as Hodor Photo

Kristian Nairn plays Hodor on the HBO series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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4. Kristian Nairn Photo

Kristian Nairn from HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


Rose Leslie as Ygritte Photo

5. Rose Leslie as Ygritte Photo

Rose Leslie plays Ygritte on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


Rose Leslie Photo

6. Rose Leslie Photo

Rose Leslie stars on the HBO series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


Maisie Williams as Arya Stark Photo

7. Maisie Williams as Arya Stark Photo

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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8. Maisie Williams Photo

Maisie stars in the HBO series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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9. John Bradley as Samwell Tarley Photo

John Bradley plays Samwell Tarley on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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10. John Bradley Photo

John Bradley stars on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

11. Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

Liam Cunningham plays Davos Seaworth on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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Liam Cunningham of Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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13. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister Photo

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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Peter Dinklage is one of the stars of HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


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Alfie Allen is one of the star's of HBO's Game of Thrones. Here, he attends the show's fourth season premiere.


Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy Photo

16. Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy Photo

Alfie Allen plays Theon Grey on HBO's Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.


Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane Photo

17. Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane Photo

Rory McCann on HBO's Game of Thrones. The actor looks completely different in real life.


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Rory is one of the stars of HBO's Game of Thrones. He plays Sandor Clegane on the show.


Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

19. Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

Lena Headey on Game of Thrones. She plays evil queen Cersei Lannister.


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Lena Headey of HBO's Game of Thrones. The actress plays Cersei Lannister on the show.


Carice van Houten as Melisandre Photo

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Carice on Game of Thrones. She plays Red Queen Melisandre.


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22. Carice van Houten Photo

Carice stars on HBO's Game of Thrones. She plays Red Queen Melisandre.


Gwendoline Christie as Brienne Photo

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Christie on HBO's Game of Thrones. She plays Brienne of Tarth and looks completely different from her character!


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Gwendoline Christie of HBO's Game of Thrones. She plays Brienne of Tarth on the series.


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One of the dragons from Game of Thrones. This guy looks nothing like the actor who plays him.


Certainly a good deal of the credit for these transformations goes to the HBO series' costume and make-up departments (Who knew Hodor had facial tattoos?!), but it's a testament to the GOT cast's acting talent that such regular-looking folks are able to believably inhabit characters like shrewd dwarf Tyrion Lannister or turncoat turned torture victim Theon Greyjoy.

Some of these actors reap serious benefits from modern-day garb and hair care products (Ygritte sure cleans up nice!), while others rock the sword-and-tunic look so well it's pretty much impossible to improve upon. We're lookin' at you, Emilia Clarke Daenerys Targaryen!

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by Hilton Hater at

Incest. Beheadings. Attempted child murders. And even more incest!

In anticipation of Game of Thrones Season 4, which kicks off this Sunday on HBO, the amazing folks behind Honest Trailers have come out with one based on this epic cable drama.

It mocks the noun-based titles given to pretty much every character, while wondering why everyone is fighting to sit on “the world’s most uncomfortable chair” and gives major props to Peter Dinklage... who will totally get "every good dwarf role until he dies."

And why is everyone battling each other? To end the reign of King Justin Bieber, of course.

Pretty amazing stuff, whether you're a fan of Game of Thrones or not. Watch now:

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While Game of Thrones season 4 is about to kick off here in the U.S., much of the rest of the world is a season behind. A Belgian teacher used that to his advantage by threatening Game of Thrones spoilers on his classroom of unruly students if they didn't quiet down. 

The math teacher asked his class who watched Game of Thrones and when the majority said they did, he gave them an ultimatum:

Pay attention or he would reveal who died in Game of Thrones season 3 since he'd read the books.

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The students tested him by refusing to quiet down, and he followed through, writing the name of a dead character on the board. Around 20 students sighed in resignation.

Listen up, teachers, and people who teach teachers how to be teachers. THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE, OKAY!?

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In a recent Instagram post, Justin Bieber compared himself to James Dean.

But Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, thinks the singer is closer to another iconic figure in acting history.

"Justin Bieber… is the Joffrey Baratheon of our time,” the young actress told The London Times in an interview this week.

Is this a compliment?

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Arya is on the run. Jaime is getting a shave. And Dany is getting down to business.

HBO has released the final trailer for Game of Thrones Season 4 and it features fresh footage from this epic drama.

In the following promo, we see a Tyrion who is all out of wit and sarcasm, down on his luck, locked in jail; we watch as Jaime orders Brienne to hunt down Arya; we watch a vegeful Stannis standing on the beach.

And we are treated to dragons. Large, grown up dragons who will help their mother on her mission to take reign over a "new world"

Watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic to catch up prior to the April 6 return and check out the preview here:

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by Hilton Hater at

The Material Girl turned into The Mother of Dragons over the weekend.

In an unexpected Instagram photo, Madonna made her affection for Game of Thrones clear, dressing up like Daenerys Targaryen in honor of a Jewish holiday.

“Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty," the singer wrote, donning a platinum-blond wig and posing with toy dragons on each shoulder for the occasion.

Madonna as Daenerys Targaryen

Madonna, of course, converted to Judaism-based Kabbalah in the late 90s and it's true that Purim often includes the use of costumes among its traditions.

Is the artist going a bit far by donning this ensemble? 

Whatever. At least she isn't referring to her son as the N Word.

Game of Thrones Season 4, meanwhile, kicks off on April 6. We know at least one famous person who will be tuning in.

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by Hilton Hater at

A very, very, very long winter is coming.

With Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 1 airing on April 6, executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss spoke to Entertainment Weekly this week and confirmed a rumor that's been out there for awhile:

They have an end date in mind.

Joffrey on Season 4

“It feels like this is the midpoint for us,” Benioff tells the magazine. “If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point.”

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On Game of Thrones, Kristian Nairn simply says his character's name all the time.

But the actor said a lot more in a recent interview with Winter Is Coming, telling the fan site that he's gay.

The topic was broached after the interview told Nairn, who will next be seen on the HBO epic when Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on April 6, that he has a large "Bear" following.

Kristian Nairn as Hodor

"In all honesty, when you talk about 'the gay community,' you are talking about MY community," Nairn said. "I AM aware of it, yeah, and I think it’s really lovely.

"There’s not a day that I don’t get a few [negative] messages, but 99 percent or more are super sweet and nothing smutty at all! Again, it’s a privilege, and I really mean that."

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by Hilton Hater at

What good is power if you can’t protect the ones you love?

So wonders Cersei in the opening seconds of a new Game of Thrones promo, which debuted last night on HBO and which gives us a fresh look at footage from Season 4.

Elsewhere in the teaser, we see Tywin on the throne; Sansa in mourning; Daenerys acting all bad ass; and Jon Snow wondering how things got so bad so quickly.

Watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic and then check out the new trailer:

Meanwhile, HBO has also released the episode descriptions for the first four Season 4 installment.

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