Every once in a while, Game of Thrones makes us cringe, and last season, age added to the awkward factor in several scenes. There's the time Lord Baelish kisses Sansa, and a moment between Margaery Tyrell and Tommen Baratheon where it seems like things might become intimate. It's a little awkward, since Margaery is supposed to be around 22 years old and Tommen is around 12. As we thought about these age gaps, we also found ourselves wondering — how old, exactly, are the actors themselves, anyway?
Over the past few seasons, there have been multiple couples with bigger age gaps — we're looking at you, Tyrion and Sansa — but it always veers into uncomfortable territory when we're watching such young characters getting thrust into arranged relationships with partners much older than them. Many of the characters have been aged up on the show from what they are in the books, and in looking into the actors' ages, we've been surprised several times. As fans everywhere get excited for Game of Thrones IMAX screenings this month, let's take a look at some of the main characters' ages, plus how old the actors are in real life.