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Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Sophie Turner

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Script written by Savannah Sher You may know her as the eldest Stark girl but there are some fun facts you may not know about Sophie Turner! Did you know that she’s not a natural red head? That Game of Thrones is her first acting job? That she has a certain adopted from the show? Take a look at our picks for the Top 5 Facts about Sophie Turner you may not know!
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Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Sophie Turner


You may know her as the eldest Stark girl, but there’s a lot more to her than that. Welcome to MsMojo and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Sophie Turner.

For this list, we’re looking at some fun facts about “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner.

#5: She Started Acting Early

Sophie Turner may have only been a recognizable face since “Game of Thrones” first aired in 2011, but she’d already been acting for over a decade before her appearance on the show. While it wasn’t necessarily professional stage work, she was part of the Playbox Theatre Company since the was only three years old. The Playbox is a troupe from Warwickshire in England, where Sophie lived, and is comprised of mostly actors under the age of 25. Sophie was offered the role of Sansa when she was just thirteen, after auditioning for the show on the recommendation of her drama teacher.

#4: Turner Adopted a Dog From GOT

In the very first episode of “Game of Thrones”, each of the Stark children is given a direwolf puppy from a pack found near Winterfell. If you’ve seen the first season of the show, then you know Sansa’s direwolf, who she names Lady, doesn’t make it very far in the series. She’s sadly executed after only two episodes. Sophie couldn’t bear to see the dog go however, so she decided to adopt the Northern Inuit named Zunni from the set. How sweet is that?

#3: She's a Natural Blonde

While her character Sansa may be known for her signature copper locks, Sophie Turner was actually born a blonde. In the 2016, Turner debuted some new icy blonde tresses, prompting fans to worry that one of their favorite Westeros women wouldn’t be returning for another season. Turner was quick to reassure them that she dyed her hair for another role in a film called “Huntsville,” not because she was off the series. For the show’s seventh season, Turner finally opted to wear a wig like her co-star Emilia Clarke so she wouldn’t have to keep dyeing her hair back and forth for different roles.

#2: She is Allergic to Horses

An allergy to horses wouldn’t be a problem for most actresses, but on “Game of Thrones”, these noble steeds are on set for nearly every episode. While her character doesn’t ride all that often, Sophie Turner still has to be around horses regularly on the job. She says that she suffers from asthma and that her condition is exacerbated when she’s near horses, forcing her to keep her inhaler close on set in case she has a negative reaction.  

#1: She Says GOT was her Sex Ed

“Game of Thrones” is known for its nudity and explicit sex scenes, so for a girl of only thirteen years-old there was a lot to learn on set. Sophie Turner revealed in a 2017 interview that she’d never heard about oral sex before reading her first GOT script. While the actress didn’t have any sex scenes until a controversial rape scene in the fifth season, she was undoubtedly exposed to more simulated sex than the average teen. After learning about oral sex during a readthrough, Turner said, “'Wow! People do that? That's fascinating.”
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