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April 15, 2013 12PM EST

Q&A with Sophie Turner

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    Thank you Sophie Turner for joining us today. Sophie, If Sansa were to get another direwolf, what would she call it?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    She'd call it Arya or Catelyn if it was a girl, if it was a boy, Eddard, Robb, Jon, Bran or Rickon.

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    Would you like that Sansa takes revenge against the king Joffrey?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I would love Sansa to take revenge against Joffrey. For now it seems like she's just thinking up ways to take revenge but for now I don't think it's something she would do or should do if she wants to survive.

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    Which has been your favorite scene of the series? Which was been the most difficult scene for you to perform? - J. Amorim (Brasil)

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    Sophie Turner says:

    The most difficult scene was in Season 2 where I had to sing. I'm used to being behind a camera acting but I've never been a great singer but that Was probably my worst fear singing in front of people knowing it would go out in front of millions. It's out of the way now so I'm glad.

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    At the beginning you were a girl with hopes and dreams. How has been the transformation into the young woman we see on screen?-A. Camacho MX

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    Sophie Turner says:

    It's been an amazing transformation for Sansa. She did start off as a naive innocent and hopeful young girl. You see her now in Season 3, her hopes have dashed, her dreams are gone and she's come down to earth with a bump! She has to reeducate herself and it's been a very cool and powerful journey that she's had.

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    What area of "Westeros" would you like to live in and why ?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I'd love to be across the narrow sea with Dany and her dragons and I think that would be really cool. There aren't as many enemies as in King's Landing and with Dany you feel quite safe, I wouldn't mind being back in Winterfell either if it wasn't burnt down.

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    Is there any decision Sansa has made that you disagree with, or would have gone about differently?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I agree with every decision Sansa makes. At the time her decisions are logical for a 13-14 year old girl. Maybe if she chosen a different route her father would have been a live but Sansa made her decisions in the moment so I would have kept all the decisions the same as controversial as that is.

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    Since being on GoT, has there been a moment where you've realized that you learned something new about yourself?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    Definitely. I learn something new everyday about myself as an actor, my capabilities, how far I can stretch myself, throw out emotions I never knew I had. As a person, I paralleled Sansa as much as I could and I have definitely matured more and learned more about myself. Sansa has taught me a lot about myself, hearing all the controversy about her I realized a lot of things about myself while defending Sansa, that I never really knew either.

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    What has been your favourite moment of filming season 3 of Game Of Thrones? - @EmmaHeath2K11

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    Sophie Turner says:

    My favorite moment of filming season 3, it was in episode 2 with Natalie Dormer and Diana Rigg. It was one of my favorite parts because I haven't worked with either of them and they know what they're doing. It's fun to work with people who know everything about the business.

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    Would you like Sansa to ultimately sit on iron throne?would she be a good queen?#asksansa - @tudor_geek

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    Sophie Turner says:

    In a sense I would like her to sit on the iron throne, but knowing what she had to go through to do that, I maybe would not like her to go through all the punishment at the hands of Joffrey. I think she'd be a very good queen and rule graciously and fairy like the Starks do.

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    Which characters from Game of Thrones do you think you'd be friends with if you lived in Westeros?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    If I personally lived in Westeros, I'd probably be friends with Arya or Dany. I'd like to be friends with Brienne but she'd scare me a bit. Ideally I'd like to be friends with everyone but Arya could defend me if times got tough and Dany because she has the dragons.

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    Reading interviews w/ you, Maisie, and Isaac, you all seem so close. Do you keep close contact when you're not shooting? #HBOCollege #BingU

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    Sophie Turner says:

    Yeah I definitely do. We recently went to Glasglow together, we all stay in touch. It's a normal friendship and doesn't feel like we met only on Game of Thrones. Isaac is like my little brother and it feels like we've all been friends forever. It's a nice and genuine friendship.

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    How hard is it to manage your time between acting and school?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    At first it was fairly difficult. I have free periods so I can catch up on all my schoolwork and the past year was pretty hard because I missed the last 5 months. I'm being home schooled now for my big exams that will get me into universities. Right now it's going well but I miss my friends at school.

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    Are you jealous of Maise because she gets to do swordplay?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I'm so jealous that she gets to do swordplay! I got to do stunts, I've just been the one who's beat up! It would be quite fun to do swordplay but that's not really Sansa. Maybe she'll turn Arya and go on a killing spree, we'll see.

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    How many lemoncakes would it have taken for Sansa to leave with the Hound? Is Sansa relieved or now more vulnerable that the Hound is gone?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    It would have taken so many lemoncakes! She loves those. I think in some ways Sansa is both relieved and upset that the Hound is gone. She feels she no longer has her protector but at the end of the day the Hound was an imposing figure around her and she never felt 100% safe with him. Hopefully we'll get to see more of that coming up.

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    Do you feel emotionally exhausted after playing Sansa, especially after being belittled and abused by Joffrey?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    It's been a lot of fun! I like being belittled and abused by Joffrey! haha. I'm not really a method actor so I don't get upset at the end of the day. Jack is a lovely guy and Peter is always there. We shoot for 2 minutes here and there and we just have a lot of fun on the set.

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    In what ways do you think Arya and Sansa's relationship would be different if they were to meet again?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I think that Sansa's relationship with Arya would be different if they met again. They would probably feel a great sense of relief and it's not like they hate each other...it's just a sibling rivalry because they're so different. I believe they did get on really well, it was just their differences that came into fruition. I think as they matured they would bicker less and get on really well. They love each other a lot, that's for sure.

  • Q

    If you could describe Sansa in one word, what would it be?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    Strong. Because although that wouldn't have come to mind in Season 1, over the past 2 seasons she's developed and survived past Joffrey and has never cracked once. For a girl of 14 that's a very courageous thing to do, stay strong.

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    If you could tell the Sansa haters one thing to convince them that Sansa is actually awesome, what would it be?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I'd tell them to imagine themselves as a 13 year old girl in that situation and see what decisions they make!

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    Do you think Sansa will find her Prince Charming in the end? Or do you think she'll become more independent?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I think Sansa will become very independent. Her whole childhood she thought she would rely on a man and a prince charming to have this fairytail relationship with. After Joffrey though, I don't think Sansa can trust a man again or anyone for that matter. She's already independent in Season 3 and I think she'll continue in that way. I like that about her.

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    Your hair and wardrobe is always so age appropriate on the show. Do you consult with the wardrobe department on Sansa's look at all?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    The wardrobe department, everytime we try on a dress they ask what I think because at the end of the day I play Sansa but the hair and makeup department always get it spot on everytime. They put so much research into it! I have a lot of respect for those departments and they're very hard workers!

  • Q

    It takes a handsome, Chivalrous Knight to woo Sansa. What does it take to woo Sophie Turner? Fantastic job on GoT btw, keep it up!

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    Sophie Turner says:

    Well thank you! I don't know! I think I'm not really into the handsome chivalrous knight, I like the bad boys. Anyone who's not like Joffrey and anyone who's not a goody two shoes.

  • Q

    You, Maisie and Isaac should Beatbox more often. Can you guys do more beatboxing please?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    OMG I will never beatbox again in my life. I'm so embarrassed!

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    Do you have some things in common with Sansa? Which kind of things?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I wouldn't say that I have many things in common with Sansa, I suppose I'm a bit more of an 'Arya'. I'm a lot more outspoken than Sansa is and I'm not particularly afraid to muck around in the mud. Although I think my logic is very similar to Sansa's and the decisions that she makes are very similar to the decisions that I would make in the same situation.

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    What do you think of the parallels in Sansa and Arya's storylines?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I think one of the obvious parallels in both of the storylines is the fact that they are both doing everything that they can in order to survive to see their families again. They have very similar storylines but I love the way that their reactions to similar circumstances are very different and that's what makes all these characters so intriguing.

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    Your own character aside..who is your favorite character from the show? Thanks

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    Sophie Turner says:

    My favourite character is probably Jaime Lannister. He is so intriguing, unpredictable and complex. I always want to know more about him, his backstory, how he really feels about Brienne, about the king and about Robb Stark.

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    Sansa has legions of fans on sites like tumblr, we love you! Do you think Sansa would still want to become a queen in the future?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I don't think Sansa would want to become queen in the future, because she now knows what she would have to go through to become queen and it's not worth it. Although, for now it seems like the easiest way for her to gain the power in order to reunite her family again, she knows that their could be other ways to do that other than linking with royalty.

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    If Sansa were living in our world right now, what do you think her hobbies would be?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    I think Sansa would be interested in ballet but she would also be very dedicated to her school work and I think that she'd get very good grades because I think she tries her best at everything that she does. She's also be an avid fashion follower and copying other people's fashion.

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    You are absolutely amazing on the show! Is there any particular actor or director that you really want to work with in the future?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    Thank you so much! I would love to work with Jack Nicholson, Saoirse Ronan, Michael Shannon and James Franco in the future. I think those actors are amazing and they are my favourite actors by far. Stephen Daldry would be a director that I would love to work with as well as Peter Jackson, Tim Burton and I'm very lucky to have worked with Isabel Coixet, who is also one of my favourite directors.

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    There are still few who misunderstood Sansa, what would you say to them so they may understand Sansa's character?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    It very simple, put themselves in Sansa situation and see what decisions they would make. I think they would be surprised how similar that their logic is.

  • Q

    That's all the time we have today! Sophie, is there anything else you want to say to your fans?

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    Sophie Turner says:

    Thank you so much and keep watching! Keep supporting Sansa because she doesn't have that many fans.

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