#2. Jason Momoa: The Brutal Drogo Was a Pretty Boy on Baywatch
Wanna see what the great khal would look like after a dunk in a vat of Nair and a trip to Billabong? No? No one wants that? Well, as the show has taught us, the world is a cruel and unjust place.
He looks like his own porn parody.
Check out that Taylor Lautner-lookin' motherfucker. Now look away, lest you suffer the Dothraki version of what Noah did to Ham. The future Conan the Barbarian says his career was nearly ruined by his run on Baywatch, claiming that he couldn't get an agent for years afterward because of the bad reputation of the show's talent. He spent those years training, traveling, and struggling to get whatever parts he could until he was finally cast as the dreadlocked alien Ronon Dex on Stargate: Atlantis. His star (or should we say comet?) took off shortly thereafter, but he says he's still "constantly fighting that stigma."
So our Sun and Stars would probably be pretty pissed about us showing you all this video of his Hawaiian-shirted character serenading his fellow lifeguards with only the finest in late '90s overproduced slow jams, right?
As long as we stay out of the House of the Undying, we should be safe. Hey, speaking of late '90s pop ...
#1. Jerome Flynn: Bronn Was a British Pop Singer
The unscrupulous sellsword known only as Bronn is quick to bust a joke, as well as some skulls -- and apparently some exquisite harmonies.
"And I'll take with me the memories, to be my sunshine after the rain
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday."
"Must you do that whenever someone dies?"
Through a series of events so convoluted that even George R.R. Martin couldn't have seen it coming, Jerome Flynn became a British pop star. It all started with a fairly normal role on a U.K. drama series, Soldier Soldier. For one episode, Flynn and his co-star Robson Green performed a duet of "Unchained Melody," which gave the women of England an unexpected laundry situation when it apparently melted their collective panties.
The response was so overwhelming that no less a vulture than Simon Cowell approached them with a contract, presumably signed in blood and notarized by Satan. Their cover of "Unchained Melody" was released as a single and went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. charts, going on to become the best-selling single of 1995. Over the next two years, they released two full-length albums as Robson & Jerome that also topped the charts before Flynn presumably won his soul back from Satan in trial by combat, free to emerge 15 years later as the Imp's scrappy sidekick. Of particular note is their cover of "Up on the Roof," which is eerie, given the events of- oh, you haven't read the books? Well, you'll see.
Manna also trolls non-readers every Sunday night on Twitter.