Sophie Turner, the accomplished actress known for her role as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones,” once admitted to harboring a significant crush on the late Matthew Perry. Perry, best known for his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing in the ’90s hit sitcom “Friends,” was an acclaimed figure in television. Besides “Friends,” he showcased his acting prowess in shows like “The West Wing” and “Ally McBeal,” and featured in films like “Fools Rush In,” “The Whole Ten Yards,” and “17 Again.” Turner, like Perry, was celebrated for her leading roles, particularly her portrayal of Sansa Stark.
In a candid moment on Twitter’s “#BehindTheTweets” series in 2019, Turner recounted an amusing encounter with Perry in London in 2016. She shared a tweet from that time, where she mentioned seeing Perry rehearsing a play near her home. Turner confessed that she had hoped her tweet would catch Perry’s attention and maybe lead to him asking her out on a date, although the attempt didn’t quite go as planned.
Despite this, it was in that same year that Turner crossed paths with Joe Jonas, whom she later married in a surprise Vegas ceremony after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The couple announced their separation after four years of marriage and the birth of their daughters, Willa and Delphine.
Following Matthew Perry’s untimely passing in 2023, tributes from fans and fellow celebrities flooded social media. Viola Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Selma Blair were among those who expressed their sorrow and shared heartfelt messages commemorating the actor’s impact on their lives. Perry, in a podcast appearance in 2022, expressed a desire to be remembered not just for his acting career, but also for his compassion and dedication to helping others. His legacy continues to resonate deeply within the entertainment industry and beyond.