Sophie Turner Admits She Didn’t Tell Her Parents She Auditioned For ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Game of Thrones made household names out of a lot of young
performers, as well as some well-established vets, even relatively
obscure European art house film staples. No surprise that some of
them have decent origin stories. Emilia Clarke once told a fun one
about
doing the “robot” during her audition
. Now Sophie Turner
has revealed this: She a) auditioned for Sansa Stark as a goof, and
b) didn’t even tell her parents she was doing it.

Turner spilled the beans to her Dark Phoenix costar Jessica
Chastain for
Vogue Paris
(via
Entertainment Weekly
), revealing that she didn’t take trying
out for George R.R. Martin’s precious Queen in the North very
seriously. She didn’t even tell anyone she was doing it. “I
didn’t tell my parents I auditioned for Game of Thrones, they
just kind of found out,” Turner said.

It all happened because one of the casting directors were
visiting schools across England. “Me and all my friends
auditioned,” she said. “We just thought it was kind of a fun,
jokey thing to do. And then I just got call back, after call
back.”

Turner — who had been acting she was three — said her
parents didn’t even find out she was in the running till she was
in the final seven. “[T]hen my mom kind of freaked out, and she
called my dad and said, ‘I don’t know if we can do this,’”
Turner continued. “But my dad said, ‘Shut up, this is what she
has wanted her whole life. You have to let her give it a
go.’”

When she finally got the part, they all celebrated. “[Her mom]
jumped on me and said, ‘You got the part,’ and we both ran and
jumped in the pool and ate loads of pizza that whole day,” Turner
recalled. “It was the best day ever.”

You can watch the full video Turner and Chastain chatting
here.

(Via Vogue
Paris
and
EW
)

Source: FS – All – Entertainment – News 2
Sophie Turner Admits She Didn’t Tell Her Parents She Auditioned For ‘Game Of Thrones’