Sophie Turner: Kit Harington ‘stands in front of the mirror for hours’


Do you sometimes get the feeling that the ladies of Game of Thrones love to “take the piss” out of Kit Harington? I do. Several of them have openly mocked Kit and his mopey sadface in previous interviews. It’s not that the cast members don’t like him or enjoy him, but it definitely feels like he gets teased A LOT. Well, Sophie Turner has a great interview in the May issue of GQ (with Ryan Reynolds on the cover). In the interview, she says some really, really funny things about Kit and his luxurious curls. You can read her full piece here. Some highlights:

She loves Steve Carell: “Anchorman is my favorite movie in the world,” she says breathlessly, recounting her nervous glee at landing a seat near Steve Carell at the SAG Awards. “I was yelling, like, ‘I love lamp!’ and waiting for him to reply.”

Who’s hair takes more time on GoT, hers or Kit’s? “That’s a good question. If it was up to Kit, as to how long hair would take, he would take longer on those. But it’s mine that takes longer. He wakes up and his is terrific naturally. He’s got like the perfect little pin curls. He looks amazing. Mine takes a while. I don’t wake up looking like Kit Harington.”

How Kit maintains his hair: “He’ll kill me for saying this, but if we’re on the red carpet, I promise he’ll stand in front of the mirror for hours. I’ve seen him do it. Even though he wakes up perfect, it’s never good enough for him. He’s gonna absolutely kill me.”

She wishes Sansa was more like Arya: “Ugh, yes. Totally. Like the past five seasons, when Maisie is getting to run around with swords and in trousers and stuff, I’m just like, “Gah. Man that looks like so much fun!” But Sansa’s never gonna be doing that. Her weapon is her mind. Her intellect. She’s a sharp one.”

Everyone on GoT fears that they’re going to die next: “Yes, oh my God. Yeah. It’s crazy. Almost every day we’re on set we’re like, “Who do you think is gonna go next?” It’s almost like living in the Blair Witch project.”

What the cast does when someone gets killed off: “There’s always a lot of drinks at the bar. But by now we’re so used to it. We used to have big things when other people died. But there’s so many people who die now, we’re like, “Can’t really afford it, man. We’ve been out every night.”

[From GQ]

Much like my affection for Emilia Clarke, I sort of love Sophie’s attitude. She’s a ray of sunshine in real life and she’s sort of dorky-hilarious. I love that she’s telling Hard Truths about Kit’s hair and how he stares at himself for hours in the mirror trying to get his curls to look perfect. I love that kind of vanity in men, especially since Kit tries so hard to convince people to take him seriously.

PS… Yes, we’ll have a next-day recap of Game of Thrones on Monday!!

Photos courtesy of GQ, Dusan Reljin/GQ, Getty, WENN.

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  1. Loulou says:

    I loved every part of this interview…

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She has a personality! Yay!

  3. lilacflowers says:


    • Size Does Matter says:

      Gah! I can’t believe it’s almost time!!! I might need to go back to the archives to remember where everyone left off (and I can’t remember how to spell everyone’s name).

      Arya – blind
      Jon Snow – “dead”
      Sansa – jumped off wall (with Theon)
      Khaleesi – found by Dothraki
      Tyrion – looking for Khaleesi with Jorah
      Brienne – “killed” Stannis? Or killed Stannis
      Ramsey and his dad – alive and well
      Bran – in the roots, learning to see
      Cersei – shamed
      Jamie – returning from Dorne
      Margaery – in church jail
      Tommis – fuming, powerless

      Who else?

      • Tash says:

        I think Tyrion stayed behind w/ Missandei to mind the house while Jorah & Khaleesi’s piece (can’t remember his name now) left to find her.

      • maria says:

        That’s correct Tash! Can’t wait until he meets the DRAGONS!

      • mia girl says:

        I’ll add one (hopefully)
        Olly – soon to get his

      • Becks says:

        Khaleesi’s piece is Daario 😉

      • Tash says:

        @maria – me too!
        @mia girl – ugh, I hope he does. I know he’s just a kid and wildings killed his parents but still…leave Jon Snow alone!
        @Becks – yes, Daario! How could I forget that name. He’s a looker…so glad he was recast.

  4. Jenns says:

    I love her and I love her character. I’m an unapologetic Sansa fan.

    And I can’t wait to see you all on Monday morning for the recap! No one in my office watches the show and I need somewhere to talk about it, lol.

    • Giddy says:

      I’ve had GoT on my calendar for Sunday for ages! My husband and sons are all big fans, but I find that I really enjoy getting other female’s perspectives and CB gives me that. See you here Monday.

  5. Heat says:

    Winter is coming…in two days!!!!


  6. Josefina says:

    She’s gorgeous and lovely. I hope her career takes off with X Men.

  7. Magnoliarose says:

    She’s very charming. I love she dished a bit about Kit. She has beautiful eyes and I like her as Sansa.

  8. Snowflake says:

    She is gorgeous, I love her hair.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I’m so glad to read comments like this. This is EXACTLY what my hair looks like, and I have had a very love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with it my entire life. Growing up I was literally the only redhead in my town, so I was treated like a freak of nature. As a teen I moved to Michigan, where there are more redheads, but there are so many jokes/stereotypes. I never felt like I could be beautiful when I was a “pasty carrot-top with anger issues.” I love that there’s an actress out there who looks like me and people consider her to be ‘gorgeous.’ And she’s charming & funny to boot!

      Also, my husband could stare at himself in the mirror for hours too, and I love to rib him about it. He used to have super curly hair (but now shaves it off), so maybe it’s leftover from his curly days?

      • vauvert says:

        Scarlet, I would LOVE to have hair like that (it’s long, black and curly). Colouring it never looks as good as the real thing and I stopped doing it, since maintenance was too hard. You’re lucky to have such beautiful hair, enjoy it:-) I guess we all see beauty differently, to me a creamy skinned red haired woman is just this romantic, pre-rafaelite vision…

      • Josefina says:

        Red hair is gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to have hair like that but I think it only looks good on paler people. I’m about the same shade as Rihanna and I thought red hair looked bad on her – so that only means It’d look even worse on me.

        There’s tons of people who are just jealous of your unique, fiery hair. I know for a fact I’d be!

      • Meredith says:

        “pasty carrot-top with anger issues” Are you Anne of Green Gables? :-)

        But for real, I would love to have hair like Sophie’s and yours.

      • Jenn says:

        As a kid and young adult I would have killed for long curly red hair like that! I’d still kill for the curls, but I’ve come to appreciate that the red wouldn’t work on me! Lol. When I had my first baby, I hoped she would get the red hair I was deprived of! Sadly, it was not meant to be!

  9. Petalc says:

    Sansa queen of the north…I am unapologetically Sansa forever I admire her character so much and I also think that Sophie does an amazing job (I am so excited for Monday 11am Sydney time woot woot!!)

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Do you read io9? There was a recent post/comments including theories about this and weather she will play Lady Stoneheart…

  10. Susan says:

    I’ve been rewatching Season 5 and I think that there must definitely be a long running on set joke about Kit’s beauty. The script is just full of comments by characters about Jon Snow’s beauty. Both the Night’s Watch and the Wildlings are given dialogue always teasing him about it.

  11. Lindy79 says:

    Mr Lindy and I have discussed getting up early on Monday morning to watch it before we go to work…….
    I’m not even ashamed

  12. Bethie says:

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. He seems like one of those people who would look in the mirror and give himself a cheesy peptalk.

  13. SM says:

    He should really work on his sad bitch face in the mirror. The hair is fine

  14. kri says:

    This girl is hilarious! Also, her hair is the hair my hair dreams of being.

  15. Becks says:

    Two more sleeps!!!
    I’m so excited , it’s been such a long wait!

  16. OrigialTessa says:

    She looks so pretty in that pic with Kit. Gorgeous girl.

  17. Starkiller says:

    Not surprised. He seems incredibly self-absorbed and vain (about what, I don’t know).