Sophie Turner Wasn't Allowed to Wash Her Hair While She Was Filming 'Game of Thrones'

Hasn't Sansa Stark suffered enough already?

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If you think watching Game of Thrones (opens in new tab) is intense, just imagine filming it. Many of the hit show's actors have spoken out (opens in new tab) about the grueling working of bringing the epic series to life, but in some cases, the actors' sacrifices for the show didn't end when the directors called cut. Case-in-point: Sophie Turner (opens in new tab) wasn't allowed to wash her hair while filming the show.

In a new interview with InStyle (opens in new tab), the actress, who plays the long-beleaguered Sansa Stark (opens in new tab), revealed that she, like several of Thrones' male stars, wasn't allowed to wash her hair while the show was in production:

Thankfully, she was allowed to switch to a wig (opens in new tab) for the final season, so she didn't have to live her regular, off-set life with filthy hair:

Turner revealed that, during the washing ban, her scalp would itch (opens in new tab) and debris from the set would regularly get stuck in her hair.

Other Game of Thrones beauty revelations from the interview included the fact that Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen (opens in new tab) wigs took the longest to style on set:

And that Kit Harington (opens in new tab) takes better care of his hair than any of his female costars IRL:

Game of Thrones returns (opens in new tab) for its final season (opens in new tab) on April 14 on HBO.


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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.