It’s a well-known fact that actors go to great lengths in order to create a perfect role for the movie. Some of them lose dozens of pounds, while others spend months in a gym to build muscles for an action flick. Sometimes their appearance changes so drastically, even the most devoted fans don’t recognize them on screen. Remember Pepper from American Horror Story? You might think she’s one of the most weird-looking ladies on modern TV, but her real life look will definitely leave you speechless. Here are 12 gorgeous celebs who look completely different in real life.
Cersei Lannister vs. Lena Headey
Cersei Lannister may be an ambitious wine-loving queen in Game of Thrones, but Lena Headey is a completely different story. She’s lively, stylish, and has a much more easy-going character!
Ichabod Crane vs. Tom Mison
Ichabod Crane from the new Sleepy Hollow TV series is a bit old-fashioned to say the least. Tom Mison, on the other hand, is cheerful and incredibly fashion-forward. His hipster looks are to die for!
Daenerys Targaryen vs. Emilia Clarke
Gorgeous Daenerys Targaryen has already become a legend with her snow-white hair, fierce dragons, and killer outfits that can put the most fashion-forward designers to shame. Emilia Clarke is just as lovely in real life, but her style is much more feminine. Her hair is completely different, too!
Daisy Mason vs. Sophie McShera
Downton’s Daisy Mason is a timid kitchen maid mostly seen wearing a light pink dress during the series. It turns out that in real life Sophie McShera also likes wearing pink! Although, she prefers a slightly trendier style.
Suzanne Warren vs. Uzo Aduba
Who doesn’t like the quirky inmate Suzanna Warren? She’s beyond weird, but more than lovable. You’d be surprised to see that her real-life look is truly breathtaking and her personality is much more cheerful than that on the show.
Khal Drogo vs. Jason Momoa
Thousands of women were taken aback by the handsome character of Khal Drogo. Much to their surprise, Jason Momoa, actor playing the Dothraki chief, turned out to be a surfer with a calm and open personality. He’s definitely not as bloodthirsty as the warlord from Game of Thrones!
Gilly vs. Hannah Murray
Gilly from Game of Thrones is a powerful red-headed wildling woman who knows how to use her weapons if need be. She usually wears furs and doesn’t care much about her hair, while Hannah Murray is an entirely different matter. She loves to use hair products that make her red locks truly stand out, while wearing boho dresses and high heel shoes.
Rustin ‘Rust’ Cohle vs. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey also knows a thing or two about transformations. His True Detective persona got to grow old changed beyond recognition. In real life, Matthew McConaughey has much more hair and looks a few decades younger. His style also improves drastically!
Pepper vs. Naomi Grossman
Pepper from Fräulein Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities in American Horror Story can be seen in numerous seasons of the show from Freak Show to Asylum. Her appearance is truly unusual and one might think she looks the same in real life, but that is far from the truth. She’s a gorgeous lady who knows how to rock a beautiful gown paired with evening makeup.
Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett vs. Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning, who plays Tiffany Doggett in Orange is the New Black, rocks disheveled hair and frightening teeth during the show, but her actual look couldn’t be more different. New hairstyle, broad smile, and a gorgeous gown is all a woman needs to completely transform herself.
Steve Urkel vs. Jaleel White
Remember Steve Urkel from Family Matters’? Well, he has changed quite a bit since the days of the show. Now he rocks a stylish look paired with just the right amount of facial hair.
Gollum vs. Andy Serkis
Serkis’ characters are usually hard to recognize as his appearance gets transformed by computer animation. That’s why it’s almost impossible to recognize Andy Serkis even if you see him in the street. He was also the one playing Supreme Leader Snoke in the latest Star Wars movie!