Actor Sophie Turner opens up about pay disparity on 'GoT'

Star says her 'Game of Thrones' co-star Kit Harington was paid more than her

Entertainment Desk April 02, 2019

Actor Sophie Turner says her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington was paid more than her, and she was okay with that. The 23-year-old star is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK's May issue in which she has revealed why she was okay with her on-screen brother, Harington, having a bigger paycheck for the eighth and final season of the popular series, reported Business Standard.

"(It's) a little tricky," she told the magazine of demanding equal pay. Kit got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline. And for the last (season), he had something crazy like 70 night shoots, and I didn't have that many. I was like, 'You know what... you keep that money'."


Despite her own acceptance about making less than Harington, Turner has made it a point to fight for equality on sets, adding an inclusion rider in her contracts -- demanding 50% of the crew be women -- and expressing joy that issues such as these are being discussed. "Now, you see women in the camera departments, producing, directing. It's exciting," she said.

First footage: 'Game of Thrones' finale hints at major alliances

"... (Executives are) more willing to listen to people saying, 'I want the same amount of money'. So things are getting done, but it will take a while, I think."

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.