18 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Game of Thrones
The youngsters on the show were aged-up considerably for TV
In the novels the series is based on, the kids are way younger than they appear on-screen. Jon Snow is only 14 when the books begin! Clearly, for some of the more mature plot points, the show needed to make the characters older to make the storylines more palatable. No one really wants to watch a 13-year-old Dany get traded to a vicious warlord! Aging Dany up made the entire arrangement not right, but definitely easier to swallow. Even some of the adult characters were aged up for casting purposes.