Yes, they’re just like us. Normal lives until they get just the right break and BOOM. Fame and stardom.

The question remains… where will they go from here?

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was a bank security guard before he landed his role, “I knew it was a huge thing for me, but I didn’t know how huge. It was a fucking huge U-turn.”

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Rory McCann used to be a carpenter, “I pinch myself all the time – we were shooting in Iceland this year and thinking that it was only six years ago I was working as a carpenter in Iceland.”

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Gwendoline Christie has said that, “Playing Brienne of Tarth changed my life.” Indeed. She was a secretary and dog walker for English actor Simon Callow before the show.

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Kit Harington actually worked at a bookstore and has said, “I remember cursing him,” because he had to carry around heavy copies of George R.R. Martin books all day.

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Kristofer Hivju, aka Tormund Giantsbane, was an aspiring rock star.

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Peter Dinklage worked a desk job at Professional Examination Service, “I still don’t know what the company did. I just like, plugged information into a computer. I called in sick every Friday because I would go out Thursday night with my friends.”

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Liam Cunningham was an electrician… in Zimbabwe.

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Emilia Clarke should have gone to work at one of her six job she was working to make rent, but… “I called in sick to my catering job and Wikipedia-ed the crap out of it.”

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Surprise! The show has been on so long that Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright were all hired for their VERY FIRST JOB on Game of Thrones. Wow!

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What a life-changing, epic series this has been for everybody involved.

Congrats to cast and crew!