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Sophie Turner says she wants Sansa Stark to have 'more kills'



Game of Thrones is just a week away from its Season 7 premiere, and the cast interviews are at an all time high. The hype for Season 7 is more than ever, and we just know it will be better than any season of Game of Thrones before, as expected. There are some characters that will be at the centre of of attention, this time around, and Sophie Turner‘s Sansa Stark is one such character. Sophie recently spoke about her character and Game of Thrones Season 7, and she said that she wants to see Sansa have more kills. Read on!

As some of you might already be knowing, TIME magazine recently did a huge cover of Game of Thrones Season 7, with a fully fledged photoshoot with all that pastel bling. It also interviewed the major stars of the show in the same issue, including Sophie Turner. Sophie discussed a lot of things, and among them was the fact that despite being a subject of some of the worst conditions on the show, for six consecutive seasons, Sansa Stark only got her first kill at the end of Season 6, when she released the hounds on Ramsay Bolton. She said :

“For me as Sophie, it was the most awesome scene, because I’ve been waiting for so long to have my first kill. To constantly see people like Maisie killing people onscreen, and it’s so badass and she looks so cool, and I’m just kind of like dancing around, crying. It felt really good to give Sansa back that power that’s been stripped from her. She’s been manipulating people, but very under-the-radar. She’s still suffering through it. So this was the moment where she had all of the power. I’m sure it was intoxicating for her, too, that feeling she’d been craving for so long, and it was intoxicating for me. I loved it! I want more kills!”

She was asked how it was to play Sansa, who has seen quite a lot of change since the beginning of the show. Sophie replied :

“It’s been really fun to play. She’s kind of the underdog, and you don’t expect her to develop and adapt as well as she has. To be able to play someone who kind of seems like a useless player in the game and kind of unassuming — the words used to describe her most are spoilt, typical teenager. It was really exciting to see the progression for her and to see the arc they’ve given her: Just a complete sponge and constantly learning from all the people she’s been around and making the most of these situations where she’s been a captive. Instead of resenting her captors and turning against them, she uses them to her advantage and really plays them so she can get the most out of this time she spent with them.”

She was asked if she ever went back and watched older episodes of the show. Sophie said :

“No. No way! I’m so embarrassed by the work I produced in those first few episodes. I think everyone’s their own biggest critic. Seeing that is pretty uncomfortable for me. Even now, I prefer not to look at the dailies or go into video village and see what kind of work I’m doing at the time, because I just find it so uncomfortable. I don’t like watching myself.”

Now, we know that Sansa Stark is at a very important crossroads right now, and there have been speculations about her going bad, as the story proceeds. Sophie talked about this :

“I’ve been battling with this quite a lot. I do wonder if it’d be kind of impossible for this world and all of these people who she’s surrounded herself with, of course that would rub off on her. And she’d be learning things from them and since the age of 13 she hasn’t been with her family and had those Stark morals reiterated to her on a daily basis. She’s had to do that herself and over this period of five years she’s been away from her family, she will have one way or another been swept up in this world of betrayal and revenge. I do wonder if she’ll falter a little. She’s spent so long trying to survive and see her family again — it’s the only thing that’s kept her going and motivated, when so many times, she could have given up. So I think she may change a little, but at the end of the day, I think her heart is still good. The way she deals with her problems and her enemies may be different from how she would have dealt with them in the day when she was 13 or so.”

She spoke about more, so go check out the full interview here. What do you think will happen to Sansa as the show moves forward? Will she go bad, or will she stay true to the Stark morals? Tell us in the comments, down below!

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