Sophie Turner is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Daily Mail’s YOU Magazine. Sophie sports bright colors for a new photoshoot, and talks about her relationship with the King’s Landing underdog, Sansa Stark.
“Our lives share a lot of parallels: she came to King’s Landing, she didn’t know what she was coming into and she had all these big important people around her. The same happened to me when I came on the Game of Thrones set – you had big-name actors there such as Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage, so in that sense I really related to her.”
Relating to her character so much may have made it even harder to deal with some of the audience’s hate directed towards Sansa during Game of Thrones’ first season.
“When I was younger it really sucked, because I think a lot of the other characters were fan favourites. When you’re 13 and you don’t really understand the business and your best friend is getting a lot of love and you’re getting a lot of hate… well, it was difficult.”
But as the show has progressed, so has her character. Sophie is glad to have Sansa as a part of her, and hopes that the audience begins to understand her as a more complex character.
“I’ve just been on this – I know it sounds cheesy – journey with her. I’ve experienced everything that she experienced, so now I can switch into her like that. Half of me pretty much is Sansa, I think, because I’ve lived her for five years. I just kind of make Sansa my own, and I hope people understand her. That’s what I want – I want understanding rather than whether they like her or they hate her.”
And no interview this close to the premiere would be complete without a Season 4 tease. So what can we expect from Sansa?
“This season she’ll get even more ballsy. In a lot of TV shows out there, the women are the weak ones and the men are the strong ones. In this show it flips – you see the women being the ones that you don’t really want to meddle with. Sansa’s one of the most intelligent characters on the show. She’s been plotting it all in her head from day one. She’s the dark horse.”
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