Sophie Turner's NSFW reaction to Maisie Williams' sex scene in Game of Thrones is hilarious

23 April 2019, 11:35

Emma Clarke

By Emma Clarke

Actress Sophie Turner took to Instagram on Sunday night to dish the tea on her BFF Maisie Williams' first ever sex scene in Game of Thrones.

**WARNING: This article includes ALL the spoilers, so look away if you haven't seen this week's episode yet**

While we're not thespians ourselves, we can imagine that doing a sex scene - regardless how old you are - is an awkward affair. So, having your friends' support is probably key to getting through it.

As actress Maisie Williams - who plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones - acted out her very first sex scene in episode 2 last night, then, we expected BFF Sophie Turner to step in with some words of encouragement.

Did she? Naaaa!

Instead, Sophie T (who plays Sansa Stark in the show) commented on her Instagram Story: "In honour of Easter, I guess Game of Thrones wanted the storyline to have a little Easter bunny hop, hop, hoppin' into that pussayyyyy," before adding: "and that's the tea."

After her hilarious reaction to Arya and Gendry's sex scene, Sophie T chugs back her glass of red wine.

READ MORE: The most savage Game of Thrones memes that sum up episode 2

Arya and Gendry's sex scene is probably the most talked-about thing from episode 2
Arya and Gendry's sex scene is probably the most talked-about thing from episode 2. Picture: HBO

Arya and Gendry have known each other since they escaped King's Landing together. They passed themselves off as other people, but were still captures of the Lannister army.

In season 3, the pair part ways, as Gendry turns down Arya's offer to go back to Winterfell with her in order to follow the Brotherhood Without Banners and the Red Woman.

That plan went a bit sideways though, as the Red Woman placed leeches on his naked body, wanting to extract the blood of the Baratheon bastard for the Lord of Light.

This came up during THAT scene between Arya and Gendry, as she quizzes him about his time with Melissandre. She also demands he tell her how many women he's slept with before - we know where this is heading!

In what could be their final hour as living, breathing humans, Arya then proposes they get it on, insisting she should experience sex at least once before she dies.

While we're used to seeing Arya on her own or slitting the throats of various men who have done her wrong, we've rarely caught a glimpse of her more human and emotional side.

Of course, in true Arya fashion, she is not coy, but, rather fully in control of the situation, as she pushes Gendry back and tells him: "I'm not the Red Woman, take your own bloody pants off!"

While the scene has stirred up some controversy because actress Maisie Williams has played the role of Arya since she was 11 and would've had to strip off in front of co-workers she's known since she was a child, Game of Thrones fans for the most part were living for Gendrya.

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Gendry tracked Arya down to give her the custom-built dragonglass weapon she asked for, but it turned into a steamy scene
Gendry tracked Arya down to give her the custom-built dragonglass weapon she asked for, but it turned into a steamy scene. Picture: HBO

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams revealed that she at first thought the sex scene was a joke.

She explained that Sophie Turner was the one who first told her about it, as she read the script faster than Williams. Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are notorious for pulling fast ones, too, so we can understand her disbelief.

“At first, I thought it was a prank,” she said. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [they were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’"

She also opened up about the nudity, saying: "David and Dan were like: ‘You can show as much or as little as you want,’” she said, adding: "So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that."

“This is something she’s stayed away from, an emotion we’ve never really seen her engage with. David and Dan were like, ‘It’s the end of the world, what else would you have her do?’ This may be is a moment where Arya accepts death tomorrow, which she never does. It’s interesting to see Arya be a bit more human, speak more normally about things people are scared of.”

Maisie Williams is now 22 and Joe Dempsie is 31 IRL
Maisie Williams is now 22 and Joe Dempsie is 31 IRL. Picture: Getty

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry in the show, also also previously spoken about his scenes with Maisie in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: "I think it's implied in the books that there might be a romantic element to the relationship, and in the books I think the characters are significantly closer in age.

"I know from my personal experience, when we were filming the earlier seasons and people would ask about that and talk about that, I would feel slightly uncomfortable.

"I'm acting alongside a child here. I was a 25-year-old man. I sometimes found that question a little hard to address and a little tricky to answer."

When is the next episode of Game of Thrones on?

US viewers can catch episode 3 on Sunday 28th April, 2019.

UK fans can either pull an all-nighter to watch it around 2am GMT, or wait until 9pm on Monday to watch it on Sky Atlantic.

You can also stream it online via NOW TV.