Sophie Turner Claimed Game of Thrones Writers Added Fake Deaths in the Scripts To Mess With Actors Due To Show’s Unpredictability

Sophie Turner revealed that even actors did not know whether their character would live in the coming episode or not

Sophie Turner Claimed Game of Thrones Writers Added Fake Deaths in the Scripts To Mess With Actors Due To Show’s Unpredictability


  • Game of Thrones was infamous for killing off characters fans least expected to die throughout its run
  • Sophie Turner revealed that due to this, the writers would send actors fake scripts with their deaths written in them
  • Sophie Turner also shared after Game of Thrones she wanted to quit acting and become a cop
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It appears not only fans but the actors involved too had no clue what to expect about their character’s future during their time in Game of Thrones. Throughout its illustrious run, for the most part, GOT launched several actors to stardom, including the likes of Pedro Pascal and Sophie Turner. Turner, who was 15 when she made her debut in the acclaimed series, became one of the strongest parts of the show, becoming one of the few actors who made it throughout the eight seasons.


However, the actress wasn’t sure if her character would live to see the end of the acclaimed show, as the writers often pulled off pranks to mess with everyone involved.

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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark | Game of Thornes

GOT Showrunners Kept on Pranking Actors With Fake Scripts

Like fans, who were unsure about who was going to make it out alive during the show’s run following its unpredictability, the actors too had no idea. Considering everyone attached to the show was signed in for all the seasons, Sophie Turner explained that no one was sure what to expect next. Following this state of uncertainty among the actors, the showrunners, Benioff and Weiss, took the time to craft fake scripts involving certain characters’ deaths in order to mess with the actors. She explained,

“David and Dan will write in fake death scenes just to freak us all out, which is really not fun. We’re all very much on the edge of our seat. They sign us all up for all of the seasons, so we don’t even know via contract if we’re safe or not. We’re all expecting it – it’s Game of Thrones, after all.'”

Alfie Allen too had a similar experience, revealing that David Benioff and Dan Weiss tricked him into thinking his character was going to die in the second season of GOT. Fortunately, that didn’t end up being true, as Allen kept on playing Theon Greyjoy throughout the eight seasons.

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Lily's brother, Alfie Allen, as Theon Greyjoy | Photo: HBO
Alfie Allen, as Theon Greyjoy

Sophie Turner Wanted to Become a Cop After GOT Concluded

While Sophie Turner’s career peaked during her time in GOT, the actress initially aimed to leave the world of acting altogether, expressing her desire to become a cop. During her appearance on the podcast, Phil in the Blanks, Turner told Dr Phil McGraw:

“I want to do a lot of things, and not just in the film world. At the moment I have a real urge to go to a police academy and become a cop. I’m fascinated by crime and why people do things and the interrogation process, and how you can manipulate your words in order to get someone to confess, that interests me.”

Also read: Sophie Turner Began Dating Joe Jonas Only After He Agreed to Her Ultimatum Involving Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe’s Movies

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner

But Turner’s dream to become a cop never came to fruition, as the years following her departure from GOT witnessed the actress focusing on her private life, while also continuing her acting career.


Game of Thrones is available to stream on Max.



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