Both have achieved fame and success within the movie industry since landing the roles of Sansa and Arya Stark, but behind the scenes, there’s plenty more to both ladies than meets the eye.
Since its debut in 2011, Game of Thrones has grown to be probably the most well-liked TV series in the world , launching its actors into large , worldwide stardom. Actors with a certain degree of fame became even more well known, but the careers of relatively unknown actors like Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams were given massive boosts.
Both women have achieved fame and success within the movie industry since landing the roles of Sansa and Arya Stark. Turner acted as Jean Grey in the X-Men franchise, and starred in Dark Phoenix, alongside Jessica Chastain. Williams has gone on to play roles in projects such as Mary Shelley, iBoy, and well-liked British science fiction series, Doctor Who.
Though both Sophie and Maisie have achieved huge fame, we’ll wager there are stuff you don’t know about them. We’ve taken time to unearth some cool facts about them, keep reading to find out what they are!
1. Sophie & Maisie Are Best Friends
Turner and Williams have fantastic on-screen chemistry as sisters Sansa and Arya Stark. This can be tied to the fact that they are real life best friends. Their friendship blossomed during Game of Thrones filming, given that they were relatively young when they started. Turner even declared Williams her soul mate!
2. Sophie Has An Uncommon Phobia
As far as weird fears go, Turner’s has to rank very high among the strangest—drains. Specifically, passing over them. Turner has brazenly stated that walking over drains freaks her out. However, her fear of drains is overcome if she utters the word “onions” whilst making a quick dash over one. Just how weird is that?
3. Maisie’s Name Isn’t Actually Maisie
Maisie Williams has to be one of the most popular names out there with people quick to associate her with the character, Arya Stark. But how many of you know Maisie is not her actual first name? Williams’ actual name is Margaret Constance Williams. She picked up the name Maisie in honor of her favorite character from British cartoon The Perishers.
4. Sophie Is Not A Natural Redhead
One of the most distinctive features of character Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones was her flock of crimson red hair. However, against popular opinion, she’s not really a redhead! Turner is a pure blonde, but she loved coloring her hair as a teenager and during early adulthood .
5. Maisie Created Her Own App
Williams is not only an outstanding actress, she’s also a badass app creator. Early 2018, it was revealed that a move to launch Williams’ app Daisie was in the works. Daisie is a social media app that provides a platform for up-and-coming creatives to interact and share ideas with each other, hence giving them potential life-changing opportunities.
6. Sophie Would Have Never Played Sansa Stark, If Not For Her Drama Teacher
Much of Turner’s successes can be attributed to one individual: her high school drama instructor ! When her instructor caught wind of a Game of Thrones casting search which had come to town , Turner was promptly put up for the position of Sansa Stark, a role she ended up reserving . The rest, as they say, is history.
7. Maisie Struggled With Her Mental Health While Filming For Game Of Thrones
Williams came out to reveal she suffered intense anxiety and depression while filming for the Game of Thrones was going on. The huge criticism Williams garnered for her role in the series was largely responsible for her struggles, She opined. This led to self-hatred, a trait she battled with on a daily basis.
8. Sophie Got Married In Las Vegas
Following widespread rumors, it was finally revealed that Turner and fiancé, musician Joe Jonas had gotten married in Las Vegas after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. They then proceeded to hold a more private ceremony ceremony in Southern France with family and friends in June of 2019
9. Maisie Didn’t Finish High School
Like countless actors who have dropped out of school to pursue their acting careers, Maisie left school at the age of 14. This move was to enable her concentrate on her role on Game of Thrones. Luckily for Williams, her calculated gamble paid off and she achieved great success for her role in the series.
10. Sophie Is A Major Justin Bieber Fan
Just like millions of people out there, Sophie is a massive fan of Justin Bieber. She revealed she was once so shaken after running into the star at an event that she ran into a closet and cried.