There are dozens of TV show characters that become immensely popular either due to their great looks, witty remarks or downright awful attitude. But we often forget that no matter how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ these characters are, people that portray them are actually quite different in real life. Some actors and actresses look as hot as they do on screen, others are more down to earth and demure. Yet there are those who are nothing like their on-screen personas. Here are 10 stars that are hard to recognize in real life.
Gwendoline Christie aka Brienne of Tarth (The Game of Thrones)
Brienne of Tarth is not maimed or disfigured like most of GoT’s characters, but she still undergoes quite an impressive transformation on screen. Her character teaches us a lot about beauty, especially if you get to see the actress who portrays her in real life. Brienne is a fierce warrior known for her fighting prowess and ‘ugliness’. Gwendoline, on the other hand, is a real beauty according to all imaginable standards. Plus her using makeup in real life is a great contrast to Brienne’s worn-out makeup-less face.
Taryn Manning aka Pennsatucky (Orange is the New Black)
What happens when the former crack addict Tiffany Pennsatucky Dogget gets out of her prison attire and dons a pretty dress (and pretty teeth)? Well, magic happens, that’s what. Taryn Manning plays the character of Tiffany, who has been through a lot, including rape, abortions, drug addiction and a pretty hardcore childhood to top all that. In real life Taryn Manning is nothing like that – she’s a stunning lady with a gorgeous smile.