Saturday 25 January 2020

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner: 'I wish I was the cool kid, like Maisie Williams'

Actress Sophie Turner attends the premiere of HBO's
Actress Sophie Turner attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Actress Sophie Turner wishes she was as cool as Game of Thrones castmate Maisie Williams.

The British star, who portrays Sansa Stark in the hit fantasy series, admits she looks up to the young actress and her onscreen sister, who has become one of her closest friends.

"I've always seen Maisie as this rebellious, cool kid, while I'm more passive-aggressive, or else just passive," Sophie tells Nylon magazine. "I hate that about myself, and I love that Maisie is just who she is.

"We spent the past five years basically sharing a hotel room (even though we each had our own), having endless sleepovers, lots of line rehearsals, and lots of food and messing about, too."

Sophie also wishes she could handle the media like her pal, who seems to enjoy chatting to reporters, while keeping Game of Thrones plot secrets to herself.

"I just feel like I'm so media-trained, making sure I say the right thing, and not giving away plotlines," she adds. "It's just regurgitating other people's opinions to please people, basically."

Meanwhile, Sophie also admits she occasionally dreams of turning her back on acting and picking up a Starbucks apron and cap.

"I'd like to work at Starbucks," she tells the publication. "I love the idea of having a job for a good long time, a schedule, a regular routine. I'd love to interact with people, too, and not be constantly worried that they might recognise me.

"Don't get me wrong, I adore acting, and I've always wanted to do this, but there is a lot of loneliness attached to it. Sometimes, you just want to go unnoticed, and I have this desire to be able to talk to people just for the sake of talking, and not because they know who I am."

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