“I had the followers, so I got the job”: Sophie Turner Bluntly Exposed Hollywood After Besting a “Far Better Actress” For a Role

Sophie Turner reveals she met an actress during the audition for Sansa Stark who was more deserving than her

Sophie Turner Bluntly Exposed Hollywood After Besting a “Far Better Actress” For a Role


  • Sophie Turner aced her role of Sansa Stark in the Game of Thrones series, but she felt like she didn't deserve
  • The actress claimed that during the audition she saw an actress who was better than her
  • According to Tuner, she only got the role in the hit series because she was more famous
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Sophie Turner has risen to prominence after her exceptional portrayal of Sansa Stark in the phenomenally hit HBO TV Series Game of Thrones. The young actress matured over time and as the show progressed, she started gaining more and more fan following. Not only showcasing immense talent but also bewitching the viewers with her beauty.

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner

However, over the years, Turner has showcased her versatility and what it takes to be successful in the film industry. She has appeared in several hit projects but none comes close to her role in HBO’s Game of Thrones. But, she states that she only managed to bag the role because she was more popular on social media and if the selection were unbiased, then there was a better actor than her.

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Sophie Turner Exposes Hollywood’s Criteria For Bagging a Role

Sophie Turner was exceptional in GOT, in the 8 seasons of the show, the young actress charmed the audience, as she showcased resilience and dedication that fans could not get enough of. However, during an interview with The Telegraph UK Vanity Fair, she mentions how she saw an actress who was “far better” than her and she deserved the role. 

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

Turner firmly believes that she did not deserve the role and the other actress deserved to get the role. But she was much more popular on social media, hence she bagged the role.

“I auditioned for a project and it was between me and another girl who is a far better actress than I am, far better, but I had the followers, so I got the job. It’s not right, but it is part of the movie industry now.”

While it was great watching the young actress killing it in the role, she firmly believes that the deserving candidate should play the role rather than someone who is more popular on social media.


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Sophie Turner’s Intense Love for Acting

The 27-year-old actor has showcased her talent and versatility in different projects, that have bewitched the fans. However, the young actress has showcased her love for acting, and how she had only dreamt of being an actor. During an interview with Fansided, she stated how she had begun her career in a local theatre group.

A still from Game of Thrones
A still from Game of Thrones

“I began acting when I joined my local theatre group (Playbox Theatre) when I was three and have been passionate about it ever since. I always used to make up shows with my friends, mainly with my close friend Ellie Johnson but she soon got tired of it. I would always be the most crazy, the most loud out of all my friends and I used to channel that energy into dressing up and putting on shows. It’s been a huge part of my life and without acting I would be lost.”

The Time Freak actress stated that she had been heavily influenced by Hollywood’s best stars such as Natalie Portman, Dakota Fanning, and Cameron Diaz, and their contribution to the industry inspired her the most.


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Game of Thrones can be streamed on Max.


Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.