‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Squashes ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan’s Dreams

Perry Carpenter - Author

Nov. 16 2015, Updated 8:41 a.m. ET

One of the many exciting developments in the upcoming season of Outlander is all of the new characters that are set to be introduced. With that in mind, a lot speculation has surrounded the casting of Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) daughter, Briana. While a number of names have been mentioned to play the role, fans were recently excited about the prospect of Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) taking on the part.

However, much to the disappointment of many fans, Turner recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and put to rest any rumors that she will be a part of Outlander in Season 2. In fact, not only did she deny that she would be playing Claire’s daughter, but she also admitted that she has never even watched the show.

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“Somebody mentioned [the role] to me when I was on a red carpet somewhere, that I’d make a great Brianna, and I think [star Sam Heughan] retweeted it or something… So people started talking like I was in it. I’ve never seen the show. I’m sure it’s great, but I’m loyal to my one true love!”

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The idea that Turner would possibly consider taking on the role of Brianna was first brought up by a Twitter user, AnglophileTV, who wrote: “If she wasn’t so busy with #GameOfThrones would Sophie Turner make a good #BrainnaFraser? She is so striking!”


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