Sophie Turner Remembers "Overacting the Hell Out of" This Classic 'Game of Thrones' Scene

In an interview with PeopleTV ahead of the show's eighth and final season, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner looked back on her most memorable scenes. The actress recalls overacting a scene from season one in which Arya Stark throws food at Sansa Stark.

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  • After more than a year of hiatus, Game of Thrones (opens in new tab) returns Sunday night for its eighth and final season.
  • During an interview with PeopleTV (opens in new tab), Sophie Turner reminisced about a scene from the hit show's first season that she remembers "overacting the hell out of."
  • The scene involved Maisie Williams' character, Arya Stark, throwing food at Sophie's character, Sansa.

The Game of Thrones (opens in new tab) era is coming to an end this year and the cast have been looking back on their time on the show in the build-up to the final season (opens in new tab). In an interview with PeopleTV (opens in new tab), Sophie Turner reminisced about one particularly memorable scene from season one that she thinks she could have done better, as an actress.

In the clip, Sophie sits alongside her Game of Thrones costar and real-life BFF, Maisie Williams (opens in new tab), and discusses a scene from the show's earliest days that she remembers "overacting the hell out of."

The scene in question takes place in Winterfell, when King Robert Baratheon is there visiting/forcing Arya and Sansa's father, Ned Stark, to move south to King's Landing to serve as the Hand of the King. The moment sets up a lot about Sansa (opens in new tab) and Arya's personalities and their relationship with each other. Sansa is being all prim and proper and Arya, being the mischievous, troublemaker that she is, flicks a spoonful of food at her sister.

The "overacting" Sophie refers to comes with Sansa's reaction.

Here's the clip, if you need a refresher:



And a GIF, just in case you want to text this magic to every GOT fan you know:



Watch the interview below:

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 on HBO.

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