Sophie AKA Sansa Stark Reveals Why She Didn’t Wash Her Hair For Weeks For GOT Season 2

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Published by Soniya Kaur on 19 Jan 2019

Many times we have seen actors have gone tough times just to make sure they’ll give their best in any performance. And now, Sophie Turner made it to the list of those who have gone too far for their roles.

Sophie Turner did not wash her hair to play Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones which is the most loved and watched show. She was seen sporting a messy hairdo from the fifth season onwards. As it looked messy on-screen, it was stinking off-screen as she wasn’t allowed to wash her hair through the second half of the series.

Talking to InStyle magazine, the actress revealed that she went weeks together without a hair wash. “For the first few seasons, I was allowed to wash my hair because I was an aristocratic young girl. Towards season five, they started asking me to not wash my hair and it was really disgusting,” she said.

“[In the final season] I wear a wig, so I can wash my hair whenever I want, which is nice. But yes, for a couple of years I was living with pretty greasy hair. [It was] really itchy! Also, we would have the snow machines going so we would have little snow paper particles that would get stuck in the grease. It was disgusting,” she further added.

She goes on talking and revealed other star casts were also not allowed to wash the hair when asked how they reacted to Sophie’s condition. She spoke about the evolution of her hair and revealed that her hairstyle was all part of the plot.

“The first few episodes she was a Northerner in Winterfell and took after her mother with a simple braid down the back. Then when she went to King’s Landing it was a big, decadent halo that was very much like what [Cersei Lannister] wore. With Littlefinger, she dyes her hair black and wears all black. Then she goes back to Winterfell and returns to her mother’s hair. She created her own identity in season seven and that kind of runs through to season eight. She’s chosen how she wants her hair to be, and she’s finally the leader and influencer instead of being influenced by everyone else,” Sophie explained.

Game of Thrones is in its last segment or season and will soon hit the small screen on April 14.

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