Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is featured in the August 2017 issue of Marie Claire UK.
Like any other 21-year-old, Turner loves visiting her school buddies at university, but I’m guessing she’s the one getting the drinks in? ‘I’m actually such a cheapskate, but all my friends are cool about it. We take turns getting rounds. I’m not an expensive person. I will go to Topshop, or get a £1 vodbull’ (that’s a vodka and Red Bull – I had to ask, too). Her biggest expense? She pauses to think. ‘My flat (Turner bought her own place in London last year) and my team bills. Ha! Kidding!’ she trills, as her publicist, sitting across the room, looks up and raises an eyebrow.
I think she enjoys causing a bit of mischief, poking a hole in the showbiz bubble whenever she can. ‘Of course,’ she smiles. ‘I have a lot of friends who were brought up in the UK like me [who] are working in LA as actors. When I go over, I’m giving them shit and being sarcastic. They’re like, “Thank god.”
A long career in the spotlight could be on the cards, but Turner seems pretty determined not to have her edges sanded off. ‘I’ve had media training, and I hated it,’ she admits. ‘I think people appreciate honesty… [Seeing] Kristen Stewart doing interviews and talking about her sexuality – it’s so forward-thinking. I like that. Cut the bullshit.’
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.
Photography: David Roemer / Styling: Jayne Pickering / Hair: Earl Simms / Makeup: Florrie White