Millions of fans would beg to differ, but “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner doesn’t think she’s beautiful.
“I have a big nose and tiny little eyes and a double chin and that’s OK,” says the actress, who plays Sansa Stark on the hugely popular HBO series.
“I’m learning to love my bumpy nose,” she tells Harpers Bazaar UK in a long, lushly photographed profile that’s on sale April 4.
Turner, 23, joined “GoT” when she — and Sansa — were only 13.
So much has happened in the ensuing 10 years. Mom and dad murdered. Forced marriages to an imp and a psychopath. And, in real life, a movie career and an engagement ring from Joe Jonas, one of the Jonas Brothers.
Now — with the series set to air its eighth and final season beginning April 14 — saying goodbye to Sansa feels a little like grieving a death, Turner tells the magazine.
Not the spear-through-the-guts kind of death, of course, or the being fed to one’s own hounds sort. (Spoiler: Sansa Stark satisfyingly inflicted that last manner of death on her sadistic second husband, Ramsey).
Still, the end of “GoT” and its brave flame-haired heroine is making Turner a little melancholy.
“I’m just coming to terms with it right now,” she tells the mag.
“It’s like a death in the family,” she says. “I’m losing the character I’ve played so long.”
Portraying Sansa — a character who survives rape and domestic abuse — has awakened her, she says.
“Initially, I didn’t feel there was anything that stayed with me from all the things Sansa went through,” she says.
“But though I think it hasn’t affected me emotionally, I did start thinking about the domestic abuse and rape, and it spurred this little part of me that might be an activist.”
She’s become an advocate for the #MeToo movement, insisting that her contracts have an inclusion rider ensuring a 50:50 male/female workforce.
She’s also for pay parity — though by that she means equal pay for equal work.
“Kit [Harington, who plays her brother Jon Snow, the King in the North] got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline,” she acknowledges.
“And for the last series,” which finished shooting last May, “he had something crazy like 70-night shoots, and I didn’t have that many. I was like, ‘You know what… you keep that money.’”
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