Why Harry Potter Superfan Sophie Turner Insisted Joe Jonas Watched All The Movies

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

It's been less than two decades since the first Harry Potter novel was turned into a movie, and less than 10 years since the franchise was completed. And yet, the Harry Potter movies are already one of the most popular film series ever made. Lots of people are huge fans of the films, including Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, who was such a fan that she insisted her new boyfriend, Joe Jonas, become familiar with them if they were going to be in a relationship.

It seems that, prior to meeting Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas hadn't actually seen the Harry Potter films, at least not all of them, but the singer recently revealed to James Corden that Turner required that he become familiar with the movies in order to be in a relationship with her. According to Jonas...

Sophie, she said, 'Look, if we're going to get married' — and it was actually, 'If you're going to date me, you have to watch the Harry Potters. Because every Christmas, for those of you that are watching that don't know, every Christmas in the U.K. they just stream and play Harry Potter, all of them. So I watched them all, I fell in love with it.

It's certainly not uncommon for new couples to want to share their passions with each other, whether that's a hobby or simply a fandom. There may be no better way to get to know somebody than to understand what they like. The good news for the relationship is that not only did Joe Jonas watch the movies, he loved them. It probably would have made things a tad awkward if Jonas thought the Harry Potter films were all bad.

While it seems crazy that anybody hasn't seen the Harry Potter films, the Jonas Brothers were probably pretty busy with their career around the same time that many of the Harry Potter films were being released, so they might have missed a lot of movies in the era.

Of course, the deal went both ways, and Joe Jonas says that if he had to watch the Harry Potter films, then Sophie Turner had to watch the Lord of the Rings movies, which they've apparently been doing while stuck in isolation.

And I was like, 'Well, look, my rule is that you have to watch Lord of the Rings.' So we've been binge-watching Lord of the Rings during this time and building the Legos that go with the movies, which is quite fun.

Most of us have been spending our isolation period watching a lot of movies and it seems that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are no different. And now they both have seen the favorite films of the other. They're probably not the only ones to binge watch both franchises in the last few weeks.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.