Sophie Turner Reveals Everyone's Hair Is Fake on 'Game of Thrones'

"I could not count the amount of wigs we use on that show if I wanted to."

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The first three things that come to mind when someone says Game of Thrones: dragons, Jon Snow, and hair. (Okay, maybe that’s just me, because I’m a beauty editor and also because JON FREAKING SNOW.)

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But, apparently everything we know is a lie, because according to actress Sophie Turner, all that famous, screenshot-worthy hair is fake. Totally, and completely fake. *Cue dragon screech*

And though we’ve all known forever that some characters, like Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister, were most definitely wearing wigs throughout the seasons, it may come as a shock to hear that Turner—i.e. Sansa Stark—is now wigging it, too. “I could not count the amount of wigs we use on that show if I wanted to—almost everyone wears one,” said Turner in an interview with Refinery29.

Of course, with every new season comes a crazier and crazier braid scheme for Sansa, so a full-time wig for Turner (who has been wearing her natural hair platinum blonde for the last few months), isn’t surprising. But here’s what is: Most of the men are opting for wigs, too, and not just not on their heads.


"A lot of the guys will have hair inserts glued on that they probably don't want people to know about, but it's true. Or they'll do beard wigs, or use little pieces of hair to fill in the gaps in their beards,” she said.

Though Turner wouldn’t name names, I invite you to mentally run through the roster of all one-zillion men on that show and take a closer look at their beard hair the next time Game of Thrones is on, which feels like a full century from now.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.