Don’t worry, everyone -- Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)’s “Game of Thrones” spoilers are not going to ruin season 8 for you. She only told two people, one being her fiancé, Joe Jonas.
“He’s so mad at me -- he loves the show!” she told Glamour. Kit Harington (Jon Snow), similarly, had spilled the beans about season 7 to his significant other, former co-star and his now-wife Rose Leslie (who played Ygritte during seasons 2 through 4).
Turner got some heat, while Harington was basically let off the hook.
“The people love Kit Harington, he can do no wrong,” Turner said. “He’s the people’s prince!”
Leslie, to her benefit, said that Harington didn’t reveal anything about the final season. “I genuinely don’t know the ending,” she said. “He told me the ending of last season and I remember getting a bit uppity about that...I got rather livid with him, because I said, ‘You weren’t supposed to tell me everything! And that’s a huge piece of information!’ And he’s like, ‘Well, you asked!’ And I was like, ‘I know.’”
But Turner ended up sharing the spoilers with Jonas for a personal reason: She said the six mega episodes were so emotional to film and so difficult to say goodbye to that she had to let it out.
“I have to tell someone, otherwise I’ll burst,” she said.
Rightfully so. Turner has been a key player in “Game of Thrones” since the very beginning when she was just 14. It’s been nearly a decade since she first started filming, so there’s not only the emotional aspect of a huge part of her life coming to an end -- “I still don’t accept that it’s done. It’s basically been the majority of my life. I’m still very much processing it,” she said at New York Comic Con -- but there have been multiple reports about the grueling conditions the actors weathered while filming season 8.
One episode alone reportedly required 11 weeks of night shoots in freezing temperatures, rain, mud, horse manure and whatever other catastrophes Westeros creates.
“Nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It’s night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn’t stop,” Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) said to Entertainment Weekly. “You can’t get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there’s so much to do that nobody else can do...there are moments you’re just broken as a human and just want to cry.”
Actors were fainting, takes were done over and over again and at the end of it all, Turner was given a celebratory, Sansa Stark gift: a storyboard of her favorite scene.
“They wrote a long note on the back. I bawled my eyes out. I was shaking and crying for hours,” she said.
So, yes, she’s allowed to talk to her fiancé about it! Especially since the show’s denouement means that the two of them may finally be able to focus on their wedding.
Turner and Jonas have been engaged since October 2017, but considering their busy schedules, very little has come out about any impending nuptials. So far, we know they’re planning on this summer, possibly in France, and the two couldn’t be a more perfect match.
“A lot of [my happiness now] is to do with being with a person I’ve fallen in love with, who loves me more than he loves himself and who wants to see me find my own happiness,” she told Glamour about Jonas. “That was probably the biggest thing that pushed me to find who I am, and find my happiness in things other than acting.”
Meanwhile, Turner’s BFF Williams has already accepted the role as maid of honor in the Turner/Jonas wedding, which is adorable given their history -- they meshed right from their initial chemistry read. “We were pretty much best friends from that second on,” Turner told Rolling Stone.
“People always think Maisie and I are a couple. I mean, I am obsessed with her, so you never know,” she said to Glamour. “She’s my drug. I’ve got an addiction to Maisie Williams. I actually stalk her hashtag on Instagram!”
Williams went on to say that because the two basically grew up during their awkward stages together, they know almost too much about each other. Turner even helped Williams start going to therapy.
“I thought Sophie was the coolest thing I’d ever seen,” Williams added. “I get why they do chemistry reads, because when it’s right, it’s so right. Like, we’re best friends. And they could see that all those years ago, and it must have been real magic watching these two girls have the best time together.”
They even have matching tattoos reading “07.08.09” to mark the date they were cast in their respective roles.
“We’ve helped each other through a lot of mental health problems, especially around body image. She’s been my crutch in that, and I’ve been hers because it seems everything she goes through, I go through,” Turner said.
From what it looks like, Turner somehow hit the motherload with both her life partner and best friend. Girl’s got it made.
"Game of Thrones" may be wrapped, but these two are just getting going -- Turner's X-Men film "Dark Phoenix" is due out early this summer and Williams, similarly, will star in "The New Mutants," an X-Men spin-off that's currently stuck in delays.
Nevertheless, catch the two Stark sisters light it up when the final season of "Game of Thrones" premieres on April 14.