There’s a lot that goes into taking on a role. What you have to do to embody the character. Sometimes acting isn’t always pretty. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner can attest for that, when asked by InStyle about washing her hair. Considering she has had to dye her naturally blonde hair red since 2011, she was initially asked about the male co-stars and the rumor circulating that they couldn’t was their hair so to make it look dirtier. I mean, it’s not like they had twin-jets or special hair products back then in Westeros.
“I’ve read this rumor that the male actors on Game of Thrones weren’t allowed to wash their hair so that it looked dirty and grimy. Is this true and did the girls have to do it, too?,” InStyle asked.
“Well, for the first few seasons I was allowed to wash my hair because I was an aristocratic young girl. Towards season 5 they started asking me to not wash my hair and it was really disgusting,” Turner explained. “Now I wear I 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.”
Turner was then asked who had the most extensive hair routine:
“It was probably Emilia [Clarke] because she needed a bald cap, a wig, and then had intricate design on the wig. Actually, mine seemed to take longer this season — I don’t know why. Wait, it’s because she’s dyed her hair blonde! But, it’s mainly the people with the wigs that take the longest,” she added.
Game of Thrones starts its final season on April 14th.
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