Tuesday 26 September 2017

Sophie Turner said she's sick of throwing parties for killed off cast members on Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, left and Kit Harington as Jon Snow, right in Game of Thrones
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, left and Kit Harington as Jon Snow, right in Game of Thrones
Sophie Turner at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016, Berkeley Square Gardens, London
Actress Sophie Turner attends SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Sophie Turner departs The Mark Hotel for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, David Benioff, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, D. B. Weiss, Gwendoline Christie, Rory McCann, Rose Leslie, Pedro Pascal, and John Bradley-West from the cast 'Game of Thrones' pose for a portrait at the TV Guide portrait studio at San Diego Comic Con for TV Guide Magazine

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Sophie Turner has revealed she is sick of throwing parties every time one of her Game of Thrones co-stars dies on the show.

The British actress, who plays Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy drama series, explained once a character on the show is killed off, the rest of the cast throw a 'death party' for them.

"I get upset with every death," the 20-year-old told Entertainment Tonight at Comic-Con in San Diego, California. "But now it's become kind of like the normal thing, that we can no longer have the death parties for (cast members whose characters are killed off) because otherwise we're spending too much money now buying people drinks.

"You know, it's like everyone dies. It's like, 'Listen, I'm too tired. We've been out every night this week celebrating your last night on Thrones, so..."

Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, David Benioff, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, D. B. Weiss, Gwendoline Christie, Rory McCann, Rose Leslie, Pedro Pascal, and John Bradley-West from the cast 'Game of Thrones' pose for a portrait at the TV Guide portrait studio at San Diego Comic Con for TV Guide Magazine
Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, David Benioff, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, D. B. Weiss, Gwendoline Christie, Rory McCann, Rose Leslie, Pedro Pascal, and John Bradley-West from the cast 'Game of Thrones' pose for a portrait at the TV Guide portrait studio at San Diego Comic Con for TV Guide Magazine

After six seasons of the show, based on George R.R. Martin's books, surviving members have become very close, and Sophie confessed she and her co-stars even took to drinking to calm their nerves before their appearance at Comic-Con on Friday.

"We did a few vodka shots before. I don't remember much of the panel," she joked. "It was a good laugh, but it's always quite nervewracking, so we always have to have a few (shots) to calm our nerves."

Sophie's on-screen sister, fellow British actress Maisie Williams, recently revealed she might be getting her own 'death party' sooner than expected after the first read-through of season seven took place.

"At the end of the read-through this season, I sat there thinking, 'God, they are setting up for the end,'" Maisie said. "Every season we have been looking up to the next season, and now it feels like we are looking back down and are coming down to the end."

Actress Sophie Turner attends SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Actress Sophie Turner attends SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Game of Thrones is due to return to TV screens in summer 2017. The series will end after season eight.

Sophie Turner departs The Mark Hotel for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Sophie Turner departs The Mark Hotel for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)

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