If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ve definitely had this experience: you’re watching a show or movie (like Suits, X-Men: Apocalypse, or even Love Actually) and you see one of your favorite characters seemingly plucked out of Westeros and plopped into a new environment. It’s always weird to see them in a different context than you’re used to, but we love rooting for some of our favorite actors as they make moves outside of the dark world of Game of Thrones.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Game of Thrones characters—from the major (Mother of Dragons, anyone) to the short-lived (hey, the body count on this show is off the charts!).
Read on and prepare to have your mind blown as you see some of your Westeros favorites in a whole new light.
Emilia ClarkeYou can’t put her in a box! The Mother of Dragons played the romantic lead in Me Before You and took on the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys.
Lena HeadeyInterestingly enough, Headey (aka Cersei) also played Sarah Connor in the tv series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Sophie TurnerGame of Thrones was actually Turner’s professional acting debut, but since then she played Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Jason MomoaHe’s been in the biz for quite a while, getting his start in Baywatch and going on to play the title roles in Conan the Barbarian and Aquaman.
Rory McCannYou’ll remember him as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, but he’s also been in Hot Fuzz and Shameless.
He played Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones, and has had a long acting career, with roles in everything from The Hours to Zero Dark Thirty to The Tunnel.