Sophie Turner Was Younger Than You Thought When She Starred In Game Of Thrones

This may come as a shock to some, but Sophie Turner's starring role in "Game of Thrones" was her first acting gig. The English actor played Sansa Stark, the eldest daughter of the esteemed Stark lineage. Turner was a part of the HBO series since its inception and remained a staple cast member until the show ended in 2019. The fictional drama series was an instant success — catapulting the careers of Turner and her castmates. "GOT" had a record-breaking victory at the 2015 Emmy Awards, which saw the show take home a total of 12 awards in a single year. The show even broke its own streaming record with the premiere of Season 8, bringing in 17.4 million viewers worldwide, per Forbes.

There's no question that "GOT" was a massively successful show. Turner, along with the rest of the show's stars, are now among the most decorated actors in Hollywood. However, some may be surprised to learn that Turner was a lot younger than most people thought she was when she appeared on the popular show.

Sophie Turner was just a kid when she landed the role

Sophie Turner admittedly auditioned for her role as Sansa Stark because she thought it was a "jokey thing to," which makes sense considering she was only 13 years old at the time. Turner would go on to spend the next 10 years of her life as a part of the hit HBO drama series. When "Game of Thrones" ended in 2019, Turner shared a touching tribute on Instagram, thanking the show for "giving her the best life and drama lessons."

"I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on ... at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you've taught me," Turner wrote, alongside photos of the cast on-set.  "To the show and the incredible people who make it ... thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago," she added before thanking fans "for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end."

And while the show has since ended, Turner appears to still have a close relationship with her fellow "GOT" alum. She shared a mini reunion with Pedro Pascal, John Bradley, and Alfie Allen at the 2020 SAG Awards, posing for pictures and even presenting an award.

Sophie Turner's career after Game of Thrones only went up

Sophie Turner's stint on "Game of Thrones" has made her one of Hollywood's leading starlets. Immediately following her appearance on the HBO show, Turner reprised her role as Jean Grey in the 2019 Marvel film, "Dark Phoenix." Turner also signed on to star alongside Dane DeHaan in the crime thriller "Wardriver," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Speaking on the role, Turner wrote on Instagram, "So excited to be doing this with my friend."

Outside of acting, Turner's personal life appears to be just as fruitful. She tied the knot with singer Joe Jonas in 2019 and regularly shares photos gushing over her hubby on Instagram. 2021 proved to be a big year for the couple, as they celebrated their 2-year anniversary and welcomed their first child, daughter Willa, per Vogue. In 2022, Turner announced the two were expecting their second child. "It's what life is about for me — raising the next generation," she told Elle. "The greatest thing in life is seeing my daughter go from strength to strength. We're so excited to be expanding the family. It's the best blessing ever."