Since the sun never sets on the empire, she’s rarely far from a fan with an i Phone. I could be out with my mum on her birthday and I will ask them to delete it.
She doesn’t mind selfie-hunters, but people who take stealth pictures drive her nuts. I would much rather them come up and ask for a photo.
‘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.
‘They had known me since I was 13 and they were like, “This is so wrong.”’ Playing the role has brought dark feelings closer to the surface.
”’ As she tells me this, I can’t help imagining the alternate reality Sophie Turner who stayed in line for her Angel Delight.
Now 21, she’d probably be gearing up for her third year at university and stressing about her student loan, not steaming into her seventh season of what is officially the biggest TV show of all time.
At one point it seemed like the HBO juggernaut, with its rich tapestry of characters and seemingly infinite plot lines, could keep chugging on forever, but the show’s bosses confirmed last June that season eight would see the final, dragony showdown.
Where does that leave someone who’s spent a third of her life as Sansa Stark? When it’s done, it’s going to feel like a death in the family,’ she says. When Turner filmed the infamous rape scene of season five, writer Bryan Cogman felt so guilty he put his head in his hands and cried.