Sophie Turner said she had to switch to wearing a wig for ‘Game of Thrones’ after her hair was ‘destroyed’

Sophie Turner plays Sansa Stark on ‘Game of Thrones.’ Helen Sloan/HBO
  • Sophie Turner originally dyed her hair red to play Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones.”
  • The natural blonde eventually switched to wigs because her hair almost fell out.

“Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner has been close to a hair disaster.

In a new interview with Glamour, the 22-year-old actress said a dye job almost caused her to lose her natural hair.

“A few years ago I was trying to go back from red to blond, and it destroyed my hair to the point that I had to use a wig for ‘Game of Thrones,” the actress said. “They wouldn’t let me dye it back red or my hair would have fallen out.”

The natural blonde first dyed her hair red when she was cast as Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones” at the age of 13.

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She clarified in a tweet that it wasn’t the red dye from “Game of Thrones” that ruined it, but another dye when she tried to go back to blonde.

“Just wanting to clarify on this that it wasn’t my red dye that I used for game of thrones that ruined my hair,” she wrote. “It was for another job that I had my hair dyed blonde for.”^tfw

She has spoken about the struggles of changing her hair colour before.

“It was difficult, especially being in an all-girls school,” she told Vogue in June. “There seemed to be a bad connotation with red or ginger hair, so I was nervous, but it was nice to transform my look for my first role. Plus, it spurred my appreciation for how hair can change one’s look and personality.”

She said her blonde hair makes her feel “confident and outgoing.”

“Game of Thrones” returns for its eighth and final season in 2019.

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