Growing up is a tough thing to do for most people. But what about the added stresses of having to mature through your teenage years and into a young adult while starring in a groundbreaking and immensely successful show that has propelled you into the international spotlight?
Sophie Turner is someone who has perhaps had a slightly different experience growing up than you or I. In a recent interview with InStyle, Turner opens up about her experiences playing Sansa, and more specifically, how she’s managed to cope with the intense pressure of maintaining a public persona right in the middle of maneuvering through those awkward and difficult teenage years.
Her secret? Off-screen bestie and fellow Thrones star Maisie Williams:
“[Game of Thrones] has been amazing and hard. To have [Maisie] who understands what you’re going through, who’s the same age, who came from pretty much the same background – that is so rare. And we’ve had the same struggles in terms of dealing with body image and puberty and growing up in the public eye. But I found my strength in her, and I think she found her strength in me.”
Another struggle Turner has faced over her years on Thrones is the difficulty that comes with keeping the show’s secrets, well, a secret. Says the actress: “I have to be careful because I’m such a blabbermouth. I’m so passionate about the show, and it has been my life for so long that it’s become real to me. So whenever people ask me about it, I want to tell them everything!”
She may indeed want to divulge all to us hungry fans, but to our dismay, she and the rest of the GoT gang have certainly done a good job keeping many of the show’s secrets under wraps. But maybe she can tell us just one little thing about the upcoming season? Please, Sophie?