Sophie Turner On Saying Goodbye To Game Of Thrones, Joe Jonas And Dealing With LA Bullsh*t

Sophie Turner On Saying Goodbye To Game Of Thrones, Joe Jonas And Dealing With LA Bullsh*t
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Games of Thrones season 7 is but days away and Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark seems to be in a reflective mood, if her recent interview with Marie Claire UK is anything to go by. We've dissected her chat with the mag and pulled out all the interesting bits about Games of Thrones, her starry relationship with mega popstar Joe Jonas and dealing with the LA bullshit. Oh man, are we excited to see Sophie/Sansa on our small screens again. 

On the prospect of Game of Thrones ending in 2018...
 
'There was a period in my life when I was 14/15, and I was like, "I want to be seen as a real actress - I can't fuck around. This is my career." Now I'm like, "Just enjoy it," the painful part is finding another job. [Game of Thrones] has been a huge chunk of my life. When it's done, it's going to feel like a death in the family.'

On that rape scene...
 
'Writer Bryan Cogman was sat there going, "I am so sorry." They had known me since I was 13 and they were like, "This is so wrong."’

On the emotional toll playing Sansa has taken...
 
'I just completely gave everything to her, all of my emotions. I never used to cry when I was younger. Now I cry all the time - I am an emotional human being.'

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On first being cast as Sansa...
 
‘[My mother] was panicking and she called my dad and was like, "Do we let her do this? I don't know what this means." My dad was like, "You're so dumb, this is what she's always wanted to do, you have to let her do it." So, thanks Dad.'
 
On secret selfies...
 
'I find it really rude, and I will be rude back. It's such an invasion of privacy. I could be out with my mum on her birthday and I will ask them to delete it. I would much rather them come up and ask for a photo. I will probably be fine with it… unless I look shit!'
 
On dating Joe Jonas...
 
'I am very happy'

On the term "Jophie"...

'I prefer "Mophie" [the fan name for her and Maisie Williams] What's that thing they say? Relationships come and go but friendship is always there.'
 
On the press attention directed at her and Jonas...

 'You do feel like you're living in a fishbowl… It's frustrating [that] it's the most mundane things that make the news - how boring! There are really no other headlines?'
 
On being more in control...
 
'There's a certain sense when you're 15 and you're just kind of like, a pawn, and you'll say, "Yeah, I will do what you want", but now I'm like, "You know, actually I don't like this."’

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On LA...
 
'People are like, "I love you", and then they can't name anything that you've done, and they forget your character's name - it's so funny, like LA in the movies.'
 
'I have a lot of friends who were brought up in the UK like me [who] are working in LA as actors. When I go over, I'm giving them shit and being sarcastic. They're like, "Thank god." They're stuck in this place where everyone is so far up your arse. It's a business town, it's understandable. But sometimes you just need someone to tell you that you're not a fucking superstar.'
 
On Jennifer Lawrence teaching her to be more assertive...
 
'She would do a take and be like, "Cut! That was such bad acting!" Her being able to stop [the scene]; it was inspiring to see someone so in control.'
 
On being a little bit more Kristen Stewart... 
 
'I've had media training, and I hated it. I think people appreciate honesty. Kristen Stewart doing interviews and talking about her sexuality - it's so forward-thinking. I like that. Cut the bullshit.'

VIDEO: Watch Sophie Turner put Joshington Hosts through his paces at X-Men boot camp

 

The August issue of Marie Claire UK is out now. 

 
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