Joe Jonas Says He Had to Watch All the ‘Harry Potter’ Films Before Sophie Turner Agreed to Go on a Date With Him

When Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner met for the first time in person, they had an instant connection. But despite what fans might think, they didn’t start dating right away.

In fact, the singer recently revealed that he had to complete one specific task before he was able to take the actress on a date — which was that he had to watch all eight of the Harry Potter films.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Jonas never backs down from a challenge

Having standards set before dating someone is completely normal, and for Turner, her dating criteria included a potential suitor knowing everything there is to know about Harry Potter.

During a virtual appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jonas opened up about the Game of Thrones actress’ very specific condition to them initially dating.

Jonas revealed that Turner would only agree to go out with him only if he watched the entire Harry Potter film series. Since he isn’t one to back down from a challenge, the singer gladly accepted the actress’s conditions and binged all eight of the popular franchise’s films.

“Sophie, she said, ‘Look, if we’re going to get married’ — and it was actually, ‘If you’re going to date me, you have to watch the Harry Potters,'” the JoBro said via video call. “Because every Christmas, for those of you that are watching that don’t know, every Christmas in the UK they just stream and play Harry Potter, all of them. So I watched them all, I fell in love with it.”

Since becoming acquainted with the popular series, Jonas has been waiting for the perfect time to even the score with Turner. Now that they’re self-isolating together amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the couple’s days in quarantine have consisted of them binging the singer’s favorite movie series: The Lord of the Rings.

“And I was like, ‘Well, look, my rule is that you have to watch Lord of the Rings.,'” Jonas shared. “So we’ve been binge-watching Lord of the Rings during this time and building the Legos that go with the movies, which is quite fun.”

The couple’s been finding creative ways to stay entertained during the pandemic

Though watching movies series and building lego sets have been helping the couple pass time, those aren’t the only things keeping them occupied while quarantined.

For the past few weeks, Jonas and Turner have been finding fun and new activities to do while they social distance together and often share their in-home hobbies with fans on social media.

From Turner doing her husband’s makeup to the pair recording fun Q&A sessions together, it seems like there’s never a dull moment in the Turner-Jonas household.

And while being together all day has been challenging for many couples, Turner previously admitted that she and Jonas haven’t gotten sick of each other yet and are making the most out of this quarantine.

“Everything seems to be working out in my favor here because Joe’s like a real social butterfly, so I struggle to kind of lock him down and have him just spend time with me,” she told Conan O’Brien on an episode of Conan which aired earlier this month. “It’s like prison for him, but it’s great for me.”

One activity that’s bonded them these last few weeks is Jonas’ Instagram DJ set, which Turner helps with as a way to pass the time.

“He’s DJing really, really loudly while I’m trying to read my scripts,” she told the talk show host.”I give him tequila shots. He’ll like text me and will be like, ‘What time is it?’ And then I’ll reply from the kitchen, ‘Shot time’ and will bring him a shot of tequila.”

In addition to being the singer’s in-home bartender, Turner also revealed that she acts as her husband’s stylist for the shows. “I get to dress him up according to what kind of, the theme is of the DJ set,” she said.

Being stuck inside may not be an ideal situation, but Jonas and Turner are definitely taking this quarantine in stride.