Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams talk Game of Thrones on BBC’s The One Show
By Lightbringer on in Interview.

Yesterday, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams visited BBC UK’s The One Show to promote Season 4 of Game of Thrones. The pair talk about their experience working on the show so far, the fans, and more.

Talking points:

  • Joining Game of Thrones at a young age
  • Becoming such good friends through the show
  • What it’s like seeing people dressed up as their characters
  • Why they think the show has become internationally popular
  • The embarrassment of watching Game of Thrones with your parents
  • Sophie’s parents showing up on set during an awkward scene
  • Learning from their experienced co-stars
  • Filming in Belfast


53 Comments

  1. Lady Wolfsbane
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Hodor.. this is fun…

  2. Franklin
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    No spoilers I promise! Just want to share the official countdown to GoT! http://www.tikr.me/game-of-thrones-s4/1491

  3. Pedro
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Has Sophie Turner turned 18 yet? Jesus Holy Fuckin’ Christ, she’s astonishing, what a woman!

  4. KingJon
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Sophie definitely has a career ahead of her past GOT. She is just too beautiful. Whether she becomes a model or a Bond girl, we will be seeing much more of her in my opinion.

  5. Yago
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Pedro,

    Yes, you can now drool while looking at her without being looked at as a creep.

    … What the hell are they wearing? Like, seriously?

  6. mage
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    kind of digging Sophie’s snarky sense of humor – good stuff

  7. Joh
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s funny to see how Maisie hogs the conversation and overshadows Sophie Turner. She seems at ease with interview despite her young age.

  8. Deathreams
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Hope everything is alright. Hope everything is alright. ..
    What’s that floating in the water?
    Oh, Neptune’s only daughter.
    I believe, in Mr Mads Mikkelsen being cast as Euron
    Do you have another opinion?

  9. Tyrionisthebest
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Yago,

    Who cares about what they are wearing, the interview is the important one .

  10. Yago
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Tyrionisthebest,

    Interview was awful, mostly because of those hosts. And hey, I just thought it was really weird.

  11. GG
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    What “adult scene” do you think they’re talking about? It’s not the bedding scene from her wedding night cos that was drastically toned down. I wouldn’t describe getting your period as particularly adult. All her scenes in s1 were pretty tame. Do you think it’s the Riot of King’s Landing scene or something from s4?

  12. Madhu
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Love these girls. Sophie is so sassy!

  13. Darkstar
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    GG: What “adult scene” do you think they’re talking about?

    The scene when she was almost raped and Sandor saved her.

  14. Jack
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Joh,

    Hogging the conversation during a joint interview isn’t a sign of someone “overshadowing” another person. It’s inconsiderate, especially since you can tell Sophie was trying to get a word in but couldn’t.

  15. gu
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Jack,

    I’m glad I’m not the only who thought it was inconsiderate. I would have liked to see Sophie answer more questions since the ones she did answer were quite snarky/funny.

  16. facelessarya
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I love it when they get together and do interviews. So cute. Sassy Sophie :)

    They had some sort of husky/inuit dogs come in too, seemed like fun!

  17. KG
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Kids are exuberant, that’s all.

  18. Grijnwaald
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Some of the comments on here….. Saying Maisie was “Inconsiderate”, saying the interview was awful, complaining about what they were wearing…… Seven hells guys.

  19. Tori Targaryen
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Concerning the interview being ‘awful’, it is a pre-watershed show, so they were hardly going to go into much detail, the hosts were just keeping things lighthearted. To be honest I’m surprised they even spoke about GOT on The One Show.

  20. Chickenduck
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    GG:
    What “adult scene” do you think they’re talking about? It’s not the bedding scene from her wedding night cos that was drastically toned down. I wouldn’t describe getting your period as particularly adult. All her scenes in s1 were pretty tame. Do you think it’s the Riot of King’s Landing scene or something from s4?

    The near-rape when the Hound rescued her. It’s been discussed in interviews with her a few times.

  21. mal
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    Their DVD commentary showed just how excited and young they are. At one point Maise was being too silly and Sophie was like “what’s wrong with you?” they all laughed. They’re outgoing and having fun is all. Good to have personality instead of too serious, they are teenagers after all.

  22. mal
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    They’re outgoing and having fun is all. Their DVD commentary showed just how excited and young they are. At one point Maise was being too silly and Sophie was like “what’s wrong with you?” they all laughed. Good to have personality instead of too serious; they are teenagers after all.

  23. HouseLark
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    For non-Brits: The One Show is really weird. It’s a magazine programme shown at 7pm so it contains interviews with celebrities mixed with segments on bird watching, history (usually WWII, you know, the ‘good’ war), or science. It’s the lightest of light entertainment so even getting GoT actors on there is a testament to how mainstream the show has become now.

    Pretty sad to see people commenting on what Sophie and Maisie were wearing; when did WiC become a trashy celebrity gossip site?

  24. Ser Dosser
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    Sophie Turner is hot as fu*k !

  25. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Ser Dosser,

    calm down petyr…

  26. Tori Targaryen
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    HouseLark,

    lol well said

  27. Ross
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Also on the BBC last night, The Sarah Millican show had Finn Jones, John Bradley-West and Kristian Nairn on, doing a couple of (pretty unfunny IMO) skits / GoT parodies.

    The show has certainly entered the mainstream public consciousness like never before this season.

  28. AJC
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    The One Show is strange. I always find that guests seem slightly awkward and it all seems so scripted and lacking in spontaneity. I Wish the BBC would just spend all it’s money on wildlife docs narrated by David Attenborough!!

  29. Arya Arya
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    When interviewing two people, it is up to the Interviewers to address a specific person if they want that person to answer the question.

    Maisie only answered questions either directed to her or directed to both and there was always a pause before she started answering. The 5ft 1 inch teenager didn’t jump all over the 5ft 9 inch adult. She simply answered a question. Sophie could have answered as well directly after if she wanted to.

    Or according to you all, has Sophie Turner now turned in to Sansa Stark, needing saving from everything and everyone.

  30. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    It’s surprising to see pre-watershed publicity for Game of Thrones over here, but anything that hooks in more viewers is good news.

    “No, not that Jon Snow!” Lol :)

    There was a John Snow in 19th century London who made the link between dirty water and the spread of cholera, but he died before his theory was confirmed. The slums of the city had turned into a real-life Flea Bottom.

    Sharing facts is fun :D.

  31. Jon Targaryan
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Probably my least favorite actors in the show.
    They just seem so annoying and clueless.

  32. Viktor
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:50 am | Permalink
  33. Ross
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    Jon Targaryan:
    Probably my least favorite actors in the show.
    They just seem so annoying and clueless.

    Jon Targaryan is probably my least favourite poster on this site.

    He just seems so annoying and clueless.

  34. Anvil
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGmjSRhG3KY

    Is this a new trailer of some sort?

    €: Sorry, It’s just a fan trailer.

  35. Viktor
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink
  36. Dolorous Ned
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Viktor,

    region blocked :(

    Anything new in there?

  37. Viktor
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Dolorous Ned,

    Worth noticing is a shot the dreadfort I think, and with Yara on her way there.
    Also some new shots of Oberyn, Jaime/Cersei, Tyrion/Shea, Deanerys.

  38. Ozymandias
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Dolorous Ned,

    First video :

    A very beautiful shot of Yara in a boat at night.
    Oberyn holding a torch in a dark room.
    Arya and The Hound looking at something.

    Second video (First episode only) :

    Daenerys and Missandei talking in front of the sea, with some really cool unsullied shots.
    Extended shot of Jaime and Tywin talking.
    Jaime trying to get sensual with Cersei.
    Jon talking to Janos Slynt and others Night’s Watch mens.
    Wildings aiming at something.
    Shae trying to kiss Tyrion.

    Nothing memorable but you asked.

  39. Omar Brown
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Jesus Crust, that is one gaudy monstrocity of a set.

  40. Balerion The Cat
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Ozymandias,
    Viktor,

    Can you good Sers please download these videos and upload them back to youtube? A man would be in your debt!

  41. Hounded
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Its got to that point now where I’m sick of teasers and trailers. I just wanna see the freakin’ episodes!!!

  42. Nicola
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Its not meant to be indepth coverage guys. Its meant to be a bit of lively fun for people just getting home from work. I mean, they probably had segments on bad weather and the state of pig farming in Gloucester around it. Its The One Show, they ask celebs what they think of stuff no one cares about.

  43. gu
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Arya Arya:
    When interviewing two people, it is up to the Interviewers to address a specific person if they want that person to answer the question.

    Maisie only answered questions either directed to her or directed to both and there was always a pause before she started answering. The 5ft 1 inch teenager didn’t jump all over the 5ft 9 inch adult. She simply answered a question. Sophie could have answered as well directly after if she wanted to.

    Or according to you all, has Sophie Turner now turned in to Sansa Stark, needing saving from everything and everyone.

    I find it strange that you feel the need to point out that Maisie is a teenager while calling Sophie an adult when they are a year apart. This has nothing to do with age.

  44. Ozymandias
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Hounded,

    Same, I’ve seen way too much.

    @BalerionTheCat : Trust me it’s not worth it. It’s a series of quick shot and we’re only 4 days away stay strong ! I’m sorry :(

  45. Balerion The Cat
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Ozymandias,

    I see, from your description it looked cool.
    4 more days, I can do it!

  46. sati
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Balerion The Cat:
    Ozymandias,
    Viktor,

    Can you good Sers please download these videos and upload them back to youtube? A man would be in your debt!

    I’m sure they will be up before the premiere for everyone to see, HBO Nordic gets to show stuff first for some reason this year and then it goes wide.

  47. tysnow
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Ms. Turner is definitely going to have a career, I still need to watch her previous work like “Another Me” and “13th Tale” and her ability with other characterizations. Looking forward to “Barely Lethal” sounds interesting, maybe that’s why it’s scheduled to be released her in American theaters. Sophie will, without a doubt have a future in modeling, damn.
    Maisie is very fun to listen too and very at ease with interviewers, besides becoming a lovely and outgoing young women. I can see her in comedy roles besides drama and perhaps a co-host of a show by the time she is in her thirties. Ms. Williams has a similar personality to Kelly Ripa.

  48. Al Swearengen
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Pity Graham Norton wasn’t on at the moment I’d prefer to see Sophie on there.

  49. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    mage,

    Sophie is a bit more retiring than Maisie but there is a smart wit in there and I love it when she lets it out. In just about every interview she will say something funny and a little bit different. I’m hoping that by the end of the series when (really IF) Sansa can openly use her power that snarky part of Sophie will shine through. It would be spectacular fun to see her get to play a fully empowered woman who has survived so much.

  50. Al Swearengen
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Omar Brown:
    Jesus Crust, that is one gaudy monstrocity of a set.

    LMAO

  51. Ozymandias
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    So my comment is awaiting moderation…
    The screenshots will be useless by that time :/

  52. Grijnwaald
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Ross,

    Haha well said!


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