I want to be a character actor, I think. It’s probably because I’ve just watched five of his movies in a row, but for a lot of my life, I’ve wanted to work with Wes Anderson. All of his characters are really eccentric and interesting. I want to move into playing people so far from me that it’s difficult to find myself in that person. Because, with a character like Sansa, the lines have been blurring for years and I find myself in a bit of an identity crisis as to who I am - whether I’m Sansa or Sophie. I think it would be really fun and challenging for me to do something so beyond who I am. I’m just trying to push myself at the moment and find different characters that are so far-fetched that it would really become a project to become that person.
When people started to know my name, as well as the character’s name, that was kind of difficult. From sixteen to when I turned nineteen, they were quite hard years. You’re in the prime of puberty; your body is changing, your face is changing, and people still saw me as that thirteen year old girl with no both, and thought that’s how I should look forever. Growing up and having my body transform and my hormones, and people watching and commenting on that- it was tricky. Even my friends were having a hard time with that stuff, but when people are printing photos of your bad skin, that’s really difficult.”
I don’t know why I chose Sophie, of all people, to deceive the most. I let her in on the secret last of anyone, really, and she was so sweet. She wrote me a letter about my leaving the show, and she bought that I wouldn’t be coming back. We’re all very pally with each other on our set, we’re like family, and she genuinely feels like a little sister to me. So I guess I kind of played tricks on her like an older brother would. - Kit Harington
It was kept from me, Kit told me in the fifth season he was going that was it,” So I wrote him a really long heartfelt letter about how much I was going to miss him, how much I’d loved working with him. He came back the next season and he was like ‘your letter’s so funny, I’ve still got it’ … He does it to just take the mickey out of me now, he shows it to people. - Sophie Turner