Sophie Turner Talks Nerds, Dating & Growing Up 'Game Of Thrones'

Sophie Turner Talks Nerds, Dating & Growing Up 'Game Of Thrones'

Meet Sophie Turner...

This month, the team headed off to Eltham Palace; a gorgeous 1930s Art Deco house in the heart of Greenwich, to shoot the effortlesy cool and radiant Games Of Thrones star Sophie Turner. The theme of the shoot? InStyle's Fashion Director Arabella was keen to style the etheral star in the bold and bright colours that dominated this season's pre-collections, with Sophie's flame-red hair taking centre stage.

A witty conversationalist, Sophie was happy to spill the beans about her life on set (she began acting aged 13, and has been rather busy ever since), the fact that she's not a natural red head (mind offically blown) and how she's mastered the art of spotting a Game Of Thrones fan, before they've even spotted her - now that's a talent.

The 20-year-old beauty tells InStyle how she's still embarrassed about being in the public eye, and how her school friends have helped keep her grounded after almost a decade in the GoT limelight. Make sure to get you're hands on a July copy, hitting news stands on the 26th June. But for now here's a sneaky peak at what Sophie had to say...

On the pressure that stems from being in the public eye...

'That’s probably the thing I’ve struggled with the most. At first, it was the character [Sansa Stark]; people hating on her because she was a 13-year-old girl, and she should have a smart head on her shoulders and make good decisions. But, at the end of the day – blinded by love – she didn’t. When people started to know my name, as well as the character’s name, that was kind of difficult. From 16 to when I turned 19, they were quite hard years. You’re in the prime of puberty; your body is changing, your face is changing, and people still saw me as that 13-year-old girl, with no body, and thought that’s how I should look forever. So, growing up and having my body transform, and my hormones, and people watching and commenting on that – that was tricky. Even my friends were having a hard time with that stuff, but when people are printing photos of your bad skin, that’s really difficult'.

On being self critical...

'This is going to be the worst X-Men so far, because I’m in it. When you’re outside something, you think, “That is amazing, I would love to be in that.” But when you are in it, you think, “Is this going to be any good?’” Approaching the end of Game Of Thrones – everybody is maddeningly vague about how many seasons they’ll do, but she says it won’t go past an eighth – Sophie Turner is years away from self-congratulation. ‘I kind of had a bit of a panic attack the other night as I was thinking about it. It’s like graduating from high school, but it doesn’t feel like a graduation, because I don’t have a university to go onto that’s bigger and better'.

On not dating the guys in the industry...

‘I’ve never dated anyone who I didn’t know before or who’s in the industry. I think that’s quite a conscious decision because the lifestyles wouldn’t work. This profession is so different to any other; the going away for long amounts of time – I think it would just be really difficult. If you meet on a job, it’s amazing. You have five months together and it’s incredible. Then, once it’s over, suddenly one of you is shooting in Australia and the other one is shooting in Spain, and you never know when you’re going to see each other again, but at least you both understand it'.

Read the full story in the July issue of InStyle out June 26th

 
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