Sophie Turner, 23, has aired her views on the difference in pay between herself and fellow Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington, 32. Sophie and her Game Of Thrones cast mates have now finished filming season eight of the popular HBO drama, which is set to conclude next month. The final season of the show is reportedly its most highly budgeted yet, with each individual episode costing the network at least $15 million, according to Variety. Kit is said to earn $710,000 per week in his role as Jon Snow, while Sophie allegedly receives $210,000 each week.
The British actress, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, openly discussed the issue in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK.
When quizzed about gender equality in the business, Sophie revealed: “Kit got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline.”
The star went on to explain that her co-star’s workload was much more strenuous in comparison to hers in the final season, which was justly reflected in his wages.
She added: “And for the last series, 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.’”
Elsewhere, Sophie also shared that she was initially “jealous” of Maisie Williams, 21, who plays Arya Stark as a result of her character taking centre stage in most of the action scenes.
Sophie Turner: Game of Thrones star speaks out on Kit Harington's salary (Image: GETTY)
Sophie Turner: Game of Thrones' Sansa Stark explained that Kit Harington had a bigger storyline (Image: WENN)