In a new interview with Elle, Turner reveals she was not exactly a lover of the Jonas Brothers growing up. “My friends and I were not Jonas Brothers fans,” she said. “There was this band in the U.K. called Busted. They had a hit called ‘Year 3000.’ It was amazing, and we were huge Busted fans. Then the Jonas Brothers covered the song and made it massive. And Busted broke up. We thought it was all the Jonas Brothers’ fault. So we hated them.”
Well, okay then. But obviously at some point…things changed.
Back in 2016, a producer on the movie she was working on suggested she might like Jonas. Then, at another business meeting, the singer’s agent remarked that she reminded him of one of his clients. Finally, Jonas DM’d her while touring in the U.K—but Turner still wasn’t completely sold, so she brought back-up to their first hang.
“I was living with my friends in Camden, in a really rough flat— people were always climbing in and out of the windows. When I told my friends, they were like, ‘That’s hilarious. You have to do it! And you have to text us everything he says,’” she said. “I expected him to show up with security and everything. I thought, ‘He’s gonna be such a dick.’ I brought all my guy friends to come with me to meet him, because in the back of my mind I still worried that he could be a catfish—or I don’t know what. I just wanted my guy friends with me. I had my rugby boys. I was safe.”
Joe Jonas was not quite what Sophie Turner expected, however, and soon they were together non-stop. “It was just this local shitty bar, dirty, with great music and people throwing up everywhere. It was that kind of place. Kind of like the worst, but also kind of the best,” she continued. “He didn’t bring security. He brought a friend, and they drank just as hard as the rest of us. I remember the two of us spending only a couple of minutes on the dance floor, and then we just found a space far in the corner and we just talked. We talked for hours, and hours, and hours. And I was, like, not bored. It wasn’t contrived. It wasn’t small talk—it was just so easy. And soon we were, like, inseparable. I went on tour with him.”
The rest, as they say, is history.