If we're being honest, we probably watch too much TV on a daily basis. We know characters, actors, plot lines, and useless trivia about some of our favorite shows.
But there's some characters who even though you THINK you know all about them, you probably couldn't spot them on the street. Costumes, makeup, and even just haircuts can all impact you ability to pick out a star.
These may not be the craziest transformations out there, but they certainly surprised me!
1. Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory
The awkward (yet lovable) Howard Wolowitz may be a goofy guy on TV, but in real life he's a suave dude and dad of two kids.
2. Taryn Manning as Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Dogget on Orange Is The New Black
The meth-mouth inmate on the Netflix hit series is definitely not as broken down as her character. Manning is all about fashion and loving her own style.
3. Lena Headey as Cersei on Game of Thrones
Headey is practically unrecognizable in her every day life, and that's probably for the best. Game of Thrones is the most popular show on TV right now, and Headey can avoid crazy fans.
4. Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven on Stranger Things
The Emmy-nominated actress is only 13 years old, but she's already shot to stardom. Her long hair makes us remember she's not, in fact, an escaped science experiment but in fact a young teen.