Sophie Turner spills wild behind-the-scenes secrets from 'Game of Thrones'
It's all very well speculating about who will clinch the Iron Throne in the end, but what about real-life gossip?
Yes, that's right: rather than fire-breathing dragons, 'higher mysteries' and wedding massacres, let's talk about Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes and all that goes on there.
One person who was all too happy to share the dirt was Sophie Turner, who recently divulged some wild secrets when she was interviewed by Vulture. Speaking about shooting fake scenes, the drone killers that fly around the set and sharing post-work, heavily stoned baths with her co-stars, the 22-year-old well and truly left us gobsmacked.
First of all, the X-Men: Dark Phoenix star spoke out about the intense mystery surrounding the last season of the fantasy drama and opened up about the different techniques that are taken to avoid paparazzi spreading even the most minute detail.
"The secrecy is crazy. We have a whole different name for [the show] when we’re shooting it," she said. "I think this season it was the Tree of Life or something. Our names are also changed on the script and the call sheets. We also have a "drone killer" that shoots down any that fly over the set. I don’t know how it does it. It creates like this field around and the drones just drop."
She continued: "We shoot fake scenes. We got into costume in Croatia because we know the paparazzi lurk around there, so we would spend like half a day doing nothing.”
Later on, the young actress - who is engaged to Joe Jonas - talked about her friendship with Maisie Turner and recalled the first time they met. Adorably, Sophie knew it was "special" straight away.
Claiming the two actually met while auditioning for their star-making roles, Sophie said: “We did a chemistry read together. It was the final three for Sansa, and I was like, Fuck, I really need to up my game. I went in, and was I like, What’s up?! I gave her a big hug. I was like high-five after every take. I was super extra, but it worked. I read with other Aryas before, but Maisie was special. We just got on like that.”
The pair's friendship eventually became so strong that they hung out every single night after filming - and they got up to some bizarre stuff...
Sophie said: “We’re kind of like loners on Game of Thrones, just because the past few seasons Maisie and I have sleepovers every night when we’re shooting. We just used to sit there and eat and watch stupid videos and smoke weed. I don’t know if my publicist will kill me for saying this. We’d get high and then we’d sit in the bath together and we’d rub makeup brushes on our faces. It’s fun.”
If you told us eight years ago that young Sansa and Arya Stark would eventually be sitting in bathtubs, lighting up and rubbing makeup brushes over their faces, we wouldn't have believed you. How times change, eh?