'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner says she 'loves a soul, not a gender'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Sophie Turner (Credit: Getty)

Sophie Turner has said that gender doesn’t have a bearing on who she loves or is attracted to in a relationship.

The 23-year-old British star of Game of Thrones is engaged to American singer, actor and former teen star Joe Jonas, and has been since she was 21.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, she said: “I think once you’ve found the right person, you just know.

“I feel like I’m much older a soul than I am in age. I feel like I’ve lived enough life to know. I’ve met enough guys to know – I’ve met enough girls to know.”

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the Sacramento Kings v New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2019 in New York City. (Credit: James Devaney/Getty Images)

She went on: “Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”

It’s not the first time that Turner has discussed her views on the matter.

She told Nylon in 2016: “There is a label for everything now, which is okay, because some people need labels.

“I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours. It’s like what Shailene Woodley said: ‘I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders.’

“I have no problem with anyone who would want to be labelled, but I also think that it is no one’s business. Do what you want.”

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams (Credit: HBO)

She also spoke about her closeness with fellow GoT star Maisie Williams, who she met while being cast for the show a decade ago.

“We’re a nightmare to work with,” she said. “If you’re working with your best friend, you will never get any work done, ever. Anytime we tried to be serious about anything, it’s just the hardest thing in the world. I think they really regretted putting us in scenes together. It was difficult.”

Turner is about to become a serious player in Hollywood, thanks to the final series of Game of Thrones airing next month, and her lead role in Dark Phoenix in the new X-Men movie, in which she will reprise her role as the mutant Jean Grey.

It hits cinemas in June.