As many nationwide binge watchers can attest to, the new season of Orange is the New Black hit the web this weekend with more crazy than ever. Our favourite inmates are back and looking real busted. So busted in fact, that it was hard to believe any of them could be anything else in real life, a fact that was countered pretty shockingly at last week’s red carpet premiere in New York. Actress Uzo Aduba a.k.a. “Crazy Eyes” is shockingly glam for one, as is Taryn Manning, whose Podunk portrayals have been her signature since the early oughts.
With these transformations in mind, we had a look back at the IRL looks of some of our favourite television characters. From the big budget world of Game of Thrones (its recent “Blackwater” episode reportedly cost $8 million) to the ever-changing early 20th century styles on Downtown Abbey, here are 8 of the most drastic TV to real life actor transformations.
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