They control dragons on TV.
They drink wine. They sentence people to death. And some of them come back to life.
But enough about the characters these actors and actresses play on Game of Thrones. What about their real-life selves?
We're guessing you weren't familiar with most of the following facts about various cast members:
So Close to Snow
Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) just barely lost out to Kit Harington for the role of Jon Snow. He was the second choice of producers.
Not So Permanent After All
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) has a number of tattoos across her back. But they are digitally removed for her role on the HBO smash.
There's No Place Like Westeros
Sophie Turner (Sansa) played the scarecrow in a childhood version of the Wizard of Oz. She began acting at the age of 3.
Sing It, Bronn!
Jerome Flynn (Bronn) enjoyed a number of hits in the UK as part a pop duo act. Their cover of “Unchained Melody” reached number-one in 1995!
Anyone Got Any Tofu?
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) has been a vegetarian since the age of 16.
Brunettes Have All the Fun?
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) is a natural brunette. She wears a blode wig on the show.