Sophie Turner, who was just 13 years old when she bagged the part of Sansa Stark in the hit HBO drama series, has admitted that she was secretly attending auditions behind her parents' backs because she didn't think she would actually land the part as she and her pals went along as a joke.
In an interview with her 'Dark Phoenix' co-star Jessica Chastain for Vogue Paris, Sophie revealed: "Well, I didn't tell my parents I auditioned for Game of Thrones, they just kind of found out.
"Me and all my friends auditioned.
"We just thought it was kind of a fun, jokey thing to do. And then I just got call back, after call back."
However, when she made the final seven, her mum and dad found out and Sally Turner "freaked out" and had to be persuaded by her husband Andrew Turner to let her daughter live out her dream.