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Sophie Turner didn't tell anyone she auditioned for Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner didn't tell anyone she auditioned for Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner didn't tell anyone she was auditioning for 'Game of Thrones'.

The 19-year-old actress landed the role of Sansa Stark when she was just 13 and the news even came as a shock to her mother.

She said: "I didn't even tell my mum about the first auditions but, by the final one, I said to myself, 'I'll die if I don't get this part. I just know Sansa too well. I can't not get it.' "

Sophie adores the show but admits she feels relieved when the difficult scenes are completed because she has such a strong connection to her character.

She said: "It is a relief when I finish doing the more upsetting scenes and I can get back to happy old Sophie.

"When I'm reading the script and something happens to Sansa, I cry.

"There is a real connection between us - I feel everything she feels. I don't think anything in her life has really affected me - I hope not or I'd be the most depressed girl ever."

However, the actress admits she wants to be more like her alter ego.

She added to Look magazine: "I admire her strength and strive to be more like her."