Sophie Turner may be a big deal on the Game Of Thrones set, but when she joined the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, she was the new girl in town. Despite the cast already being friends because they’d worked together before, she says, they were all very friendly and accommodating, particularly Jennifer Lawrence.
Turner says Lawrence didn’t give her any acting advice, but she let her in on some important knowledge anyway.
“They were already an established cast but they became my best friends. Jennifer was so cool. She gave me advice – nothing to do with acting, stuff like how to de-bloat yourself,” Sophie said in a recent interview.
Turner told Just Jared earlier this year that the two of them had a rather unusual bonding experience on set when Jennifer misheard something Sophie said during a pretend sparring session with Evan Peters.
“She is just how you’d want Jennifer Lawrence to be. She’s exactly the same person that you see in interviews. And she was just amazing. She was really fun, really cool. She punched me in the vagina once. I didn’t ask her to either. It just happened. Evan [Peters] and I were having a fake fight and I said something like…’I’ll punch you in the crotch,’ and then Jen thought that I said, ‘Please punch me Jen.’ So she punched me in the vagina and I was like, ‘Awesome.’ It was pretty funny,” Turner said.
Sophie recently opened up a bit about her Game Of Thrones character Sansa, who has seen quite a few shocking changes in recent episodes. After being split up from her family, accused of murder, and betrayed by a trusted family friend only to endure brutality at the hands of a madman, Sansa is finally beginning to take control of her life.
“Sansa’s building her and building her and building her and each time someone chips away at her, she builds herself up again differently. She is very consciously changing and adapting,” Sophie Turner told the L.A. Times. “Definitely this season she’s sick of being a pawn in everyone else’s game. And finally she’s playing the game. Every time she goes somewhere with someone, it doesn’t work out. So just doing her own thing and trying to make people listen to her. It’s very much about her taking her own path.”
Sophie says that as serious as the storylines get on the show sometimes, she doesn’t let them affect her in a negative way. It’s easy to do, she says, because her co-stars rarely let bad energy seep in.
“A typical night out normally consists of going to a bar and getting pretty trashed. Me, Maisie and Alfie are first on the dancefloor. It’s so much fun on set. Alfie and I play truth or dare. He got me to stand next to the director and say, ‘I’d kill for more screen time,'” Sophie says.
Turner isn’t afraid to get silly, herself, and often shares funny photos with her fans on Instagram. The actress recently couldn’t believe her good luck when she got seated near Ryan Gosling at an awards show and took the opportunity to let everyone know she was “taken.”
Sophie also recently shared a pic of herself with co-star Iwan Rheon — who plays Sansa’s tyrannical husband Ramsay Bolton — with the caption “Hubby.”
Sophie says she doesn’t read ahead in the scripts, so when she watches the show she’s as surprised as fans are when something major happens — which is often.
“The only place I can watch it is at my parents’ house because I don’t have Sky in my house. So I have to go home every month or so and catch up,” Turner said.
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