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Sophie Turner: Work’s more important than boys

Published 12/04/2015

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner thinks her role on the show caused her to miss out on relationships, but admits she has always been “more dedicated to my work than boys”.

The 19-year-old actress stars as Sansa Stark in the hit HBO fantasy series. And having been on the show since the tender age of 14, she certainly hasn’t transitioned into a teenager in the “normal” way.

However, Sophie insists she is in no way bitter about the way she has grown up, as her career has always been top of her priority list.

Asked if she feels she has missed out on any part of being a teen, Sophie told The Telegraph newspaper: “Maybe relationships. But I was never that fussed about it. I’ve always been more dedicated to my work than boys.”

Sophie also appears to have avoided the child star curse, and remains resolutely grounded. But she admits in the interview that she feels her rebellious side may still rear its ugly head.

“I haven’t had the chance to be rebellious,” she said. “I did start going out a bit when I was 18, but it lasted for about a month. I’ve probably got that all to come. I’ll probably turn into Lindsay Lohan.”

While Sophie is most well known for her role in Game of Thrones, she has various big screen ventures coming up.

She can next be seen starring alongside Jessica Alba and Hailee Steinfeld in Barely Lethal, and will soon be seen as the young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse.

And Sophie admits that she has always known that being an actress is her calling in life.

“I’ve always had my business head on, it’s never been just a hobby,” she said.

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