The Game Of Thrones period scene was the most embarrassing moment of Sophie Turner’s career
There’s no doubt that Sophie Turner’s Game of Thrones character Sansa Stark has been put to the test. Just as Turner grew up on camera on the hit HBO series, so did Sansa, who grew from child to wife to queen on the show. And Sansa’s coming of age led to one of the most embarrassing moments of Turner’s career.
In a video for Vogue Paris, which featured Turner and Dark Phoenix co-star Jessica Chastain chatting over dinner, Chastain asked Turner about her most embarrassing moment on set. Turner recounted a time when her character Sansa got her period during Game of Thrones season 2.
“When I was 13 or 14 I had to have my period on screen. It was so embarrassing. I had to keep pulling my dress up and the director [say] “Blood, blood,” and keep throwing blood at me,” Turner laughed. “They had a camera right there in my crotch.”
Chastain – who looked quite horrified by the story – asked if the director was male or female, to which Turner clarified that it was the “costume girls” who put the blood on her.
“So we were good,” she joked.
The scene Turner is referring to occurs during Season 2 Episode 7 “A Man Without Honor”. Just as the moment was difficult for Turner to film, it was a particularly dramatic moment for Sansa. Getting her period meant she could have children for the cruel King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and the two had to consummate their marriage. Luckily, Sansa never has to go through that ordeal and ends up outliving Joffrey – whose death was a relief on screen for almost everyone.
Chastain also noted his most embarrassing moment of his career, and it was decidedly less gory — though humiliating nonetheless.
“I was doing a romantic scene with an actor I had a crush on years ago before I got married. I didn’t realize it, but in the scene I was calling him by his name personal,” recalls Chastain. “It was terrible. I didn’t realize it until they cut the scene.”
That awkward feeling when you realize you betrayed yourself, huh Chastain?