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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, who play sisters Sansa & Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, talked to EW about their much awaited reunion during the episode 4 (The Spoils of War) of season 7. Here’s what Turner had to say:

“Our first scene together was our reunion scene and we f—ed up so many times. We couldn’t keep a straight face! Our relationship is so close, but it’s only that fun side, never the business side. I was nervous. It just terrified me. It’s like performing for your mom. When somebody is watching you don’t do it quite as well.”

Williams added:

“It was the weirdest thing when we shot our first scene together. We were both embarrassed to do our thing in front of each other. It took a few hours for us to get serious and actually do it. Later it was fine on set and we could concentrate, but it was so hard to get into character with Sophie in front of me.”

Turner also recalled her reaction when she first read in the script that Stark siblings will be reuniting in season 7:

“I was like in a corner scrolling on my phone and I was so overwhelmed by [Bran and Sansa and Arya] meeting again. So I was sitting in the corner going, ‘Ahhh!’ and everybody there was fans of the show and going ‘What is it?!’ And I rang Maisie up and was like, ‘Can you believe it? It’s amazing!’”

Williams hoped that fans don’t compare the Stark sisters again like they did in season 1 because they are both ‘completely different characters’:

“I don’t do scenes with women much on this show and I thought [the reaction to season 7] would be like back in season 1 where people constantly compared us. We’re two completely different girls playing two completely different characters and I thought, ‘Well, it’s going to be that all over again, with people comparing us as characters and as actors.’ So, in the beginning, I was nervous. But then my brain took over and I realized this is actually going to be really good fun.”

The duo also celebrated their reunion on Twitter:


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