Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner has opened up about what she feels she missed out on growing up due to being in the hit show.
Sophie was just 13 when she joined the cast Game of Thrones, meaning she grew up in the limelight and very much in the public eye, and as such she didn’t really get to enjoy a ‘normal’ adolescent experience.
Sophie Turner joined Game of Thrones when she was just 13. Credit: PA
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, due to air tonight, Sophie, 23, said: “I wish I’d had the university experience. I wish I could have gone out and drunk a lot and thrown up in the middle of a club without it being photographed!
“But I am happy with my Game of Thrones experience. I don’t think I missed out on too much.”
Revealing what it was like to be a child star working with adult actors and on a very grown-up show, she added: “They were very protective. There was one moment before a scene where Peter [Dinklage] and Conleth [Hill] were talking amongst themselves and they were swearing, and Peter was like, ‘Don’t swear in front of Sophie. She’s 14, you can’t swear.’ And then they called, ‘action’ and the first words of the scene were a string of obscenities and expletives! It was all very strange.”
Nice to see Peter lives up to his nice-guy reputation, isn’t it?
She also spoke about the ending of the show and the relief of not having to keep schtum about plot details.
“It’s nice to be able to tell all,” she told Graham.
“I’ve been keeping in spoilers for so many years and I can finally say goodbye to them.”
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Sophie Turner in Game of Thrones. Credit: HBO
Of course, as any fan knows, not everyone was as happy with how the show ended. So much so, that a petition was set up calling for season eight to be re-done with new ‘competent writers’, which has more than 1.5 million signatures.
But Sophie has slammed the petition-maker, and those who have signed it, telling The New York Times: “All of these petitions and things like that – I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season. Like 50-something night shoots.
“So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”
There you go, Sansa has spoken.
The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One tonight at 10.35pm.