‘Game of Thrones’ Sisterhood-Strong: Maisie Williams is Sophie Turner’s Maid of Honor

It comes as no surprise that Stark Sisters (and real life BFFs) Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have some pretty strong bonds. The pair have played siblings since 2010, and have grown as actresses and women across their 9 years of production on Game of Thrones.

'Game of Thrones' Sisterhood-Strong: Maisie Williams is Sophie Turner's Maid of Honor
Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams
Photographed for Entertainment Weekly, photo courtesy of EW

We’re pretty delighted that Turner, who will be soon marrying Joe Jonas, asked Williams to be her maid of honor. It was known that Williams was for sure a bridesmaid for the nuptials, but Turner clarified the position of honor during a red carpet chat with Entertainment Weekly at the world premiere of the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones at Radio City Music Hall earlier this week.

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Sophie Turner
Photo by Mark Leibowitz for HBO
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Maisie Williams, photo by Mark Leibowitz for HBO

“I don’t know why she’s thinking about [what she’s wearing to my wedding]. I’m giving her the bridesmaid dress! She’s my maid of honor! One of two,” Turner said.

She also revealed her mixed emotions about the end of the Stark era:

“I’m devastated and excited. I put on waterproof mascara tonight because I knew it was going to be a laugh cry. I’m ready for it.”

Jonas was by her side on the red carpet for the premiere event, having also been on set during the final season’s filming.

“It means so much to have him here, it’s just like, the best support, the best person to calm me down and keep me calm, and if I end up crying, I have a shoulder to cry on. So, it’s good. I’m so happy that he’s here.”

The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones kicks off on HBO on April 14th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

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