‘Game of Thrones’: Are Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Really Best Friends?

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams appear to be the best of friends. Since they first met and did a chemistry read together for Game of Thrones, it was apparent to them both that they were going to be good friends. But are they really as close as they appear to be?

They met while working on ‘Game of Thrones’

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Both Turner and Williams spoke with Rolling Stone ahead of the final season of Game of Thrones and they took the time to talk about their beautiful friendship. They had an immediate connection with each other from the start, even back then in 2009. “We were pretty much best friends from that second on,” Turner said about meeting Williams.

Williams clearly agrees. “I thought Sophie was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. I get why they do chemistry reads, because when it’s right, it’s so right,” Williams explained. “Like, we’re best friends. And they could see that all those years ago, and it must have been real magic watching these two girls have the best time together.”

Sophie Turner considers Maisie Williams her ‘protector’

The pair also spoke with Glamour UK for its Spring/Summer 2019 issue. Turner revealed that she thinks of Williams as her “protector” and it’s mutual. They have a strong bond as much more than just on-screen sisters on a hit show.

“But Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too,” Turner explained. “I know if anything happened – especially if it was on Game of Thrones, which it never, ever would – she’d go f****** crazy and protect me. To have a sister there, a woman who gets how degrading and awful it can be, and how you’re expected to be so submissive in your work, can be very comforting. Maisie is my strong home.”

Turner also revealed that people actually think the duo are a couple. But they’re just really great friends. She also added that she has “an addiction” to Williams. “She’s my drug. I’ve got an addiction to Maisie Williams,” Turner said.

Maisie Williams was a bridesmaid at Sophie Turner’s wedding to Joe Jonas

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Where would any best friend be when another friend is getting married? Right by her side, which is where Williams was at Turner’s second wedding in France to Joe Jonas. Williams was on hand for the bachelorette party and all of the fun events before the actual wedding as well.

Williams was even one of the maids of honor at Turner’s wedding

Clearly the two friends are very close. Turner told Entertainment Tonight before her second wedding that Williams would be one of the two maids of honor she would have at the lavish ceremony.

“I don’t know why she’s thinking about [what she’s wearing to my wedding] I’m giving her the bridesmaid dress!” said Turner when it was revealed that Williams already told ET she was trying to decide what to wear to the wedding. “She’s my maid of honor! One of two,” Turner said.

The two appear to be even closer than their on-screen counterparts

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner | Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images

Game of Thrones fans know that both Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, and Williams, who plays Arya Stark, aren’t always kind to each other throughout the series. They had some major sibling disagreements, but in the end they both found their way back home and together again.

Turner and Williams grew up on Game of Thrones together and right in front of our eyes. They are clearly best friends who just happened to meet while playing siblings on the hit series.