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‘Game of Thrones’ Interview: Sansa Stark Actress, Sophie Turner on Getting Married at 17, Becoming a ‘Real Actress’ and Why Joffrey Rules!


At the age of 14, Sansa Stark has gone through a lot-having her father executed in front of her, being separated from the rest of her family, being engaged for a short time to Joffrey and now, finally, being married to Tyrion Lannister who is played by the charming Peter Dinklage.

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How does Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa, deal with the upheaval in her character's life? 

Sophie Turner herself is only 17 but a consummate professional when it comes to acting.  She can get in and out of her character in a flash and says, "It's quite nice coming off doing a dark, upsetting scene. It's a relief that that's over with, and then you can get back to happy old Sophie," as per Rolling Stone.

Here are a few snippets from the interviews Sophie Turner gave to Vulture:

About working with Peter Dinklage: Ooooh, good old Peter. He's good at playing drunk, isn't he? He was doing all this stuff to distract us and make us laugh, like falling over, when we were filming. It was so hard to concentrate.

About Sansa's Wedding Dress: If you could see the embroidery up close, it was beautiful, and I thought it was really well styled. The way she didn't have any sleeves and the way the collar wrapped around her made her seem even more vulnerable. It turned out really cool! The collar even had a little lion on it!

About pretending to be married at 17: It was so weird [laughs]. Really weird. I got a card from HBO saying, "Congratulations on your fake wedding day!"

About how Joffrey rules: It's because he's the most polite, lovely, intelligent person in the whole cast! He's just so humble and everyone loves him. There's nothing anyone can say bad about Jack. He literally just turns it on. As soon as they go, "Action!" he goes from lovely Jack to the most sadistic, horrible creep on television. Between takes, we have lovely conversations.

About the crying scene with Shae: That might be my favorite, probably because it was the first time I felt like I was a real actress. I really didn't enjoy filming it because I was getting really emotional, and I just kind of bawled after we finished.


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Jun 18, 2013 01:08 PM EDT