90 Behind-the-Scenes ‘Game of Thrones’ Pictures – Game of Thrones Cast Instagrams

The people behind Game of Thrones have succeeded in creating more than just a show. They’ve created an immersive world. It’s easy to get lost in the series and feel that Westeros is a real place—but it’s not. And the cast aren’t afraid to remind us of that via loads and loads of illusion-shattering, behind-the-scenes pictures.

In honor of the show’s eighth and final season, which is airing Sundays on HBO, here are 93 of the most magic-ruining BTS shots the cast have ever shared. Sorry.

Table of Contents

1. Emilia Clarke, revealing what the dragons look like IRL

2. Sophie Turner, taking a nap between scenes as Sansa Stark

3. Carice van Houten, throwing it back with an oldie that it might still be too soon for

4. A Melisandre/Brienne of Tarth Face Swap, to make you wish they had Snapchat in Westeros

5. Carice van Houten, capturing Liam Cunningham in an out-of-character moment

6. The Red Woman, chilling on a coffee break

7. In which Lena Headey shares the single greatest BTS ‘Game of Thrones’ video ever

8. Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, proving that they have a way healthier real-life relationship than Cersei and Jaime

10. Kristofer Hivju, showing off his Tormund action figure

11. Carice van Houten, giving a total “I knew he wasn’t REALLY dead” look

12. Carice van Houten, giving the world a Red Woman glare in a pink hair net

13. The Lannister sibs, getting along way better IRL than on TV

14. Gemma Whelan forcing every ‘GOT’ fan in the world to max out their zoom capacity looking for clues in this picture

15. Emilia Clarke and John Bradley geeking out over Oasis during a night off

16. Onscreen OTP Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, wearing matching My Little Pony shirts

17. Oh, look, it’s Khaleesi and Missandei, wearing pants and making silly faces

18. Emilia Clarke and her onscreen husband, Jason Momoa, posing in front of an Iron Throne (if not THE Iron Throne)

19. Emilia Clarke, reminding us all that her dog hangs out on the GOT set and none of us do

20. Lena Headey, giving the finger to Conleth Hill, aka Varys, who took this picture, apparently

22. Emilia Clarke, in the makeup trailer, transforming into Daenerys

23. Emilia Clarke, shattering the illusion for a good cause

24. Gemma Whelan, reminding you that almost nothing you see on TV is actually real

25. Carice van Houten, casually in character and also in a hair scarf and clips

26. Carice van Houten, kicking 2018 off right with a GOT throwback 

27. Maisie Williams showing off this cool (er, not) font

28. Jack Gleeson and Carice van Houten chilling on the iron throne

29. Carice van Houten braving the elements

30. Kristofer Hivju being iconic

31. Kit Harington attempting to fly

32. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams striking a pose

33. Ben Crompton, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Kristofer Hivju, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, and Kit Harington being candid

34. Carice van Houten clutching a hot water bottle

35. Carice van Houten wearing this amazing hair protector

36. Carice van Houten backstage during Season 5

37. Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke being lovable nerds

38. Emilia Clarke protecting her set

39. Gemma Whelan showing off some truly amazing makeup

40. Kristofer Hivju holding a delightful umbrella

41. Iain Glen and Kristofer Hivju taking a selfie like the youths

42. Maisie Williams snacking BTS

43. Carice van Houten aged up

44. Another view of Carice

45. Emilia Clarke about to wrap Season 7

46. Emilia Clarke on set back in January 2017

47. Honestly, we’d love to see Dany in this look

48. Emilia Clarke with her new costars

50. Emilia Clarke braving the wind

51. Ben Crompton, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Liam Cunningham, and Carice van Houten chilling back in 2015

52. Kristofer Hivju and Bella Ramsey bonding

53. Jonathan Pryce, Hannah Waddingham, and Dean-Charles Chapman playing Heads Up

54. Literally too cute

55. Emilia Clarke using the toilet

56. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson being badass

57. Gemma Whelan doing some training

58. Kristofer Hivju BTS of Battle of the Bastards

59. What Dany’s squad does during down time

60. So that’s where the camera goes

61. Wait this is incredible

62. Kristofer Hivju celebrating Liam Cunningham’s birthday

63. Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen wearing some cool shades

64. Alfie Allen and Gemma Whelan wearing some more cool shades

65. Emilia Clarke showing us how dangerous the set can be

66. Emilia Clarke’s new co-star: cut-out Ryan Gosling

67. Isaac Hempstead Wright and Kristian Nairn, a.k.a. Hodor, a.k.a. Everything

68. Emilia Clarke getting her signature Dany wig put on

69. Emilia Clarke being a boss

70. Emilia Clarke showing off the work of the GOT costuming team

71. Emilia Clarke with a well-deserved Emmy and tiny hands

72. Emilia Clarke doing her best Dany

73. Dean-Charles Chapman and squad

74. Nathalie Emmanuel and Emilia Clarke at the airport on their way to a read through

75. These two!

76. Carice van Houten and Tara Fitzgerald being very sweet

77. Carice van Houten taking a “meliselfie” 

78. Carice van Houten doing voice-over work

79. Carice van Houten making massive fabric clips fashionable

80. Dean-Charles Chapman in the iron throne room

81. Carice van Houten ready to film

82. Carice van Houten wandering around Westeros with an umbrella

83. Carice van Houten’s BTS beauty routine

84. Dean-Charles Chapman’s first day on Season 5

85. Dean-Charles Chapman owning the throne

86. Sibel Kekilli and Jack Gleeson doing their best ‘Twilight’

87. Gwendoline Christie, Finn Jones, Pedro Pascal, Indira Varma, and Lena Headey hit the beach

88. Pedro Pascal, Lena Headey, and Indira Varma soak up the sun

89. Lena Headey and Charles Dance hard at work

90. Pedro Pascal, Natalie Dormer, and Sophie Turner circa 2013

91. Lena Headey getting GOT ready

92. Maisie Williams, Carice van Houten, and Liam Cunningham take what should be theirs

93. Carice van Houten and Liam Cunningham practice archery

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