Sophie Turner is speaking out on the gender pay gap, and you might be surprised to hear what she has to say. Speaking to the U.K.’s Harper’s Bazaar, she says that while she took home about £158,000 per episode to play Sansa Stark on HBO’s megahit Game of Thrones, her co-star Kit Harington snagged about £537,000 to play Jon Snow.
“Kit got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline,” the 23-year-old said. “And for the last series he had something crazy like 70 night shoots, and I didn’t have that many.
“I was like, ‘You know what… you keep that money'”.
She also opened up about her relationship with fiancé Joe Jonas. Their meet-cute story happened as so many do these days, on Instagram.
“We had a lot of mutual friends and they'd been trying to introduce us for a long time. We were following each other on Instagram and he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue.”
And it’s clear she digs him. She said: “He's lovely. He's just the funniest. You wouldn't expect he's about to turn 30 this year. He's the most fun, energetic, positive person I've ever seen. I'm pessimistic, so we balance each other out.”
The pair started dating in November of 2017 and have been engaged since October 2017.