Sophie Turner isn’t spoiling it. She’s not spoiling everything.
The Game of Thrones star is clarifying reports that she told “friends” the ultra top-secret ending of the final season.
Stories circulated in January that the Sansa Stark actress revealed the finale to multiple people (“I’m so bad at keeping secrets,” Turner said at the time. “I don’t think people tell me things anymore because they know that I can’t keep them. I’ve already told the ending of Game of Thrones to a few people.”)
This led to some online blowback from fans thinking she was being sloppy with her secret-keeping duties, which she told EW isn’t the case.
“I was on Twitter and saw these headlines like ‘Twitter followers are being so mean to Sophie Turner after reports she told her friends the ending of Game of Thrones,'” she said. “The truth is I’ve only told two people. It’s not that many. To be honest, I don’t read many of the mentions on Twitter because there’s normally quite a bit of hate. Everything I say will always have some negative reactions so I’m not surprised.”
Some of Turner’s supporters have noted that when Kit Harington revealed he told his wife Rose Leslie some spoilers (which was also a story that was initially misinterpreted) fans didn’t seem nearly so keen to accuse him of doing something improper. “The people love Kit Harington, he can do no wrong,” Turner notes wryly. “He’s the people’s prince!”
One of the two people Turner told is her fiance Joe Jonas, who helped keep Turner company amid rough shooting conditions on the Game of Thrones season 8 set last spring.
The couple made headlines this week while attending a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Turner was featured on the Jumbotron camera and chugged a glass of red wine, prompting the crowd to erupt into cheers and applause.
Game of Thrones returns April 14.
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