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 is intense, just imagine filming it. Many of the hit show's actors have spoken out 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 wasn't allowed to wash her hair while filming the show.

In a new interview with InStyle, the actress, who plays the long-beleaguered Sansa Stark, 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 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 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 wigs took the longest to style on set:

And that Kit Harington takes better care of his hair than any of his female costars IRL:

Game of Thrones returns for its final season 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.