It is not unheard of for people to see faces that resemble the actors on their favorite television shows. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, viewers popularly responded to the striking resemblance between skier Gus Kenworthy and Game of Thrones' star Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark on the hit show. Now it is happening again. The internet has picked up on the striking resemblance between World Cup coach Hervé Renard and Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister. See for yourself:
It is impossible to argue that the resemblance is anything other than uncanny. What is it they say about everyone having a doppelganger? Well, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Hervé Renard's resemblance certainly adds evidence to the case. While the Twitter-sphere has been having great fun pointing out how much the actor and the coach look alike, as of this story's publication, the actor has yet to respond to it on his Twitter account. The internet will have to wait to see if Coster-Waldau says anything.
For his part, Gus Kenworthy did eventually respond to the internet's obsession with his likeness to Richard Madden. The skier posted a spot-on and hilarious response to the frenzy on his Twitter account. After his viral Tweet pointing out the resemblance between Hervé Renard and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Twitter user Musa Okwonga also pointed out the likeness between other Game of Thrones cast members and World Cup figures, including Stephen Dillane's Stannis Baratheon and Conleth Hill's Lord Varys.
While some, like Twitter user David Smith responded saying that they see a resemblance between Hervé Renard and Prince Charming from Shrek, another popular Twitter contingent. The major consensus is that the World Cup coach and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are pretty much twins. Isn't it great when Twitter can find something to agree about? Yes! Here are some more people who agree:
As many of us who have spotted physical similarities between our favorite actors know, a camera angle can make a lot of difference. And that's why you need montages that include varying vantage points. Proving that Hervé Renard and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's resemblance is not a one-photo phenomenon is the tweet below:
Game of Thrones is about Houses, which are pretty much teams, fighting each other to end up with their representative sitting on the Iron Throne. And the World Cup is about teams from all over the world competing to win its namesake.
Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in 2019 on HBO. The World Cup continues until July 15. For new upcoming and returning television shows you can anticipate watching in the coming months, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.