93 Behind-the-Scenes 'Game of Thrones' Pictures That Will Destroy the Magic for You

Warning, if you're a fan of 'Game of Thrones' these behind-the-scenes cast images could ruin the magic for you ahead of the April 14 season 8 premiere.

Nose, Selfie, Headgear, Photography, Fur, Ear, Art,
Nose, Selfie, Headgear, Photography, Fur, Ear, Art,
(Image credit: Instagram)

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.

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophiet) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

6. The Red Woman, chilling on a coffee break

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

9. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, using his 'GOT' cred to promote Johnnie Walker

A post shared by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (@nikolajwilliamcw) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

10. Kristofer Hivju, showing off his Tormund action figure

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

11. Carice van Houten, giving a total "I knew he wasn't REALLY dead" look

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Gemma Whelan (@gemwhelan) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Gwendoline Christie (@gwendolineuniverse) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

21. Emilia Clarke, doing a promotional video on a couch, wearing one of her most iconic costumes

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Gemma Whelan (@gemwhelan) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Maisie Williams (@maisie_williams) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

29. Carice van Houten braving the elements

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

30. Kristofer Hivju being iconic

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

31. Kit Harington attempting to fly

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

32. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams striking a pose

A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophiet) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

34. Carice van Houten clutching a hot water bottle

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

35. Carice van Houten wearing this amazing hair protector

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

36. Carice van Houten backstage during Season 5

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

37. Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke being lovable nerds

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

38. Emilia Clarke protecting her set

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

39. Gemma Whelan showing off some truly amazing makeup

A post shared by Gemma Whelan (@gemwhelan) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

40. Kristofer Hivju holding a delightful umbrella

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

42. Maisie Williams snacking BTS

43. Carice van Houten aged up

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

44. Another view of Carice

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

45. Emilia Clarke about to wrap Season 7

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

46. Emilia Clarke on set back in January 2017

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

48. Emilia Clarke with her new costars

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

50. Emilia Clarke braving the wind

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

52. Kristofer Hivju and Bella Ramsey bonding

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

54. Literally too cute

55. Emilia Clarke using the toilet

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

56. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson being badass

57. Gemma Whelan doing some training

A post shared by Gemma Whelan (@gemwhelan) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

58. Kristofer Hivju BTS of Battle of the Bastards

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

59. What Dany's squad does during down time

A post shared by Nathalie Emmanuel (@nathalieemmanuel) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

60. So that's where the camera goes

61. Wait this is incredible

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

62. Kristofer Hivju celebrating Liam Cunningham's birthday

A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

63. Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen wearing some cool shades

A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophiet) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by alfieallen (@alfieeallen) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Kristian Nairn (@kristiannairn) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

68. Emilia Clarke getting her signature Dany wig put on

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

69. Emilia Clarke being a boss

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

72. Emilia Clarke doing her best Dany

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

73. Dean-Charles Chapman and squad

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

A post shared by @emilia_clarke (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

75. These two!

A post shared by Nathalie Emmanuel (@nathalieemmanuel) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

76. Carice van Houten and Tara Fitzgerald being very sweet

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

77. Carice van Houten taking a "meliselfie" 

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

78. Carice van Houten doing voice-over work

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

79. Carice van Houten making massive fabric clips fashionable

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

80. Dean-Charles Chapman in the iron throne room

81. Carice van Houten ready to film

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

82. Carice van Houten wandering around Westeros with an umbrella

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

83. Carice van Houten's BTS beauty routine

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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'

A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophiet) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

89. Lena Headey and Charles Dance hard at work

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophiet) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

91. Lena Headey getting GOT ready

A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

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

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

93. Carice van Houten and Liam Cunningham practice archery

A post shared by Carice van Houten (@leavecaricealone) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.