Want to see Game Of Thrones fave Jon Snow out of that big furry Night's Watch coat? Us too

It’s back on! After months of waiting in anticipation and wondering what on earth is going to happen… IT. IS. BACK!

Bran and Hodor, where are they going to go after they followed that little girl and met the old man? How’s Arya going to get on after she set sail? There were A LOT of tense scenes in the final episode of season 4, so thank goodness Game Of Thrones hits our TV screens this Monday night. Waaaaaa-hooo!

In between humming the theme tune incessantly, we’ve also been trying desperately to avoid any spoilers and searching for any little GOT fix we can get. At one point, one of the Now team went blonde a la Daenerys Targaryen, yes really, she did. It was emotional.

But in between all of that, we started wondering what all our favourite characters look like in real life. And guess what? They look pretty good.

But there are a few secrets between them all. Take Emilia Clarke and Lena Headley (Cersei Lannister) for example – did you know they are both brunette in real life?

Emilia, who plays Daenerys, has a bit of a love/hate relationship with that platinum blonde wig she wears on GoT. Often filming in the baking sunshine of the North African desert, Emilia has said her hair is one of the biggest problems. ‘The challenges are namely the physical aspects of being under the baking sun in a desert in Morocco with a wig on feeling very hot,’ the 28-year-old said. But it’s also something she clings to as a confidence-booster, because it forces real life Emilia to channel a bit of Daenerys‘ strength: ‘Every night the wig comes off, you’re like, ‘Aww.’ I can feel my energy going,’ she said.

Unsurprisingly, Kit Harington, 28, who plays Jon Snow, is still a dreamboat in real life. And the likes of Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Grayjoy and John Bradley, who plays Sam, look pretty similar in real life, just a bit cleaner.

This season we’ve got high hopes of seeing more of Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark. Speaking about her role Maisie, 18, said ‘I see similarities [with Arya], but I have never killed a person,’ Maisie jokes, adding: ‘I think the way we deal with things are different, but our passion and our anger and that fire are quite similar.’

Eek, we can’t wait!

Watch Game Of Thrones season 5 trailer here…


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