Was Game of Thrones Just an Elaborate Way to Make Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner Best Friends?

Williams may be joking, but what would we do with out this sisterly duo?

By Lauren Piester Apr 05, 2019 7:37 PMTags
Watch: Maisie Williams Calls Sophie Turner Friendship a "Godsend"

Game of Thrones may have lasted eight years and cost millions and millions of dollars and employed thousands of people, but its best lasting legacy might just be the friendships it created along the way. 

Specifically, we're talking about Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who took their sisterly bond as Arya and Sansa Stark off screen to become BFFS IRL. 

"It was like one big elaborate thing to find me a best friend. This whole show!" Williams joked at the season eight premiere. "I'm kidding. It's been incredible. To have a friend like that on something as wild as this is just like a godsend, really." 

Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

That makes getting through their usually very serious scenes together a whole lot harder. 

"I watch back those scenes, and I can just see it in my eyes. You know like when someone's got little tears because they're gonna laugh? That's kind of how I felt the whole time," she says. "I was corpsing a lot during our scenes together." 

In the video above, Williams also offers her thoughts on whether she's intimidating in real life and whether she'd be more scared of a zombie Ned Stark or a zombie direwolf, and below, you can see Williams' and Turner's friendship through the years! 

Bear Hugs

Life goal: Find someone to look at you the way Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams look at each other. 

Time Warp

The enviable duo used an actual, physical real-life digital camera while promoting the show's finale in Ireland, proving they're just as medieval as their characters.

United Forever

Sure, blood may be thicker than water but nothing can break Maisie and Sophie's unbreakable bond.

A Shoulder to Lean On

Who needs a pillow when you've got your best friend to rest on?

Hair's the Deal

While kicking off season six of their HBO hit, Sophie chose a 'do truly fit for a queen. Perhaps hinting at which house really deserves to rule the seven kingdoms.

Red Carpet Mavens

Jon Snow may know nothing, but when it comes to style, the Stark sisters are absolute experts.

A True Obsession

"People always think Maisie and I are a couple," Sophie joked to Glamour. "I mean, I am obsessed with her, so you never know. She's my drug. I've got an addiction to Maisie Williams. I actually stalk her hashtag on Instagram!"

Fashion Forward

They ditched Westeros' drab digs for emerald and baby blue dresses at Christian Siriano's NYFW show.

The Starks Go Edgy

On screen, they're badasses. And, off screen, they're just two, totally normal best friends. Well, if you count fame and fortune as totally normal.

An Embrace Is Coming

When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die...or gain a lifelong pal like these two.

A Helping Hand

On the carpet at the 2017 Golden Globes, Sophie served as Maisie's lady in waiting, helping fix her stunning yellow gown. If that's not the definition of friendship, then we don't know what is.

The Best Dates

The dynamic duo attended Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie's June 2018 vows. We're going to go out on a limb and assume it was better than the Red Wedding, right?

Scout's Honor

Cookies are so '90s. For Halloween, Mophie went as Girl Scout's...selling weed. "Everyone loves a hash brownie," joked Maisie.

Inked Together Forever

They made their friendship permanent with matching "07.08.09." tattoos. After all, August 7 holds a special place in their heart: It's the day they learned they were cast on GoT.

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 on HBO. 

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