Sophie Turner Freaked Out When She Met Jonathan Van Ness Backstage At The VMAs

We’re freaking out too

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– Both big fans of each other, Sophie Turner and Jonathan Van Ness met for the first time while backstage at the MTV VMAs.

– The encounter included high-pitched voices and a barrage of compliments.

– At one point, Turner even called for her husband, Joe Jonas, to meet JVN.


The only thing better than obsessing over our favorite celebrities is watching our favorite celebrities obsess over each other. And backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, Entertainment Tonight captured Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner and Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness doing just that.

“Jonathan Van Nesssssss,” Turner shrieks in a high-pitched voice we’ve never even heard Sansa Stark speak in. Van Ness responds by screaming and briefly turning away, with Turner chasing after his panicked figure.

“You don’t know my name,” he says in seeming disbelief, to which Turner affirms, “I do!” The fans embrace each other.

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Van Ness exudes his relief at Sansa Stark’s royal ending on Game of Thrones, a show notorious for killing off fan favorites. “I’m so happy for your ending,” he says. “Oh, my god, I’m so relieved.”

“I’m obsessed with your show,” Turner fires back at him. “I think you’re incredible.”

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Later on in the video, Turner scrambles to find her hubby, Joe Jonas, to give Van Ness a proper introduction. “You have to meet Joe! You haven’t met Joe yet,” she says. Dragging Van Ness by his hand, she turns around and calls for him. “Joe! He’s right here. Joe,” Turner says. While Jonas and Van Ness exchange greetings, Turner looks on like a doting and proud mother.

Van Ness created and starred in an Emmy-nominated parody series of Game of Thrones, appropriately titled Gay of Thrones. Standout episode titles include “Winterfella,” “The Ass of the Starks,” and “Dragonweave.”

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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