Sansa Stark not only went though a transformation on our screens this year, but also in the public’s perception of the young girl navigating her way through the world of Game of Thrones. Sansa is finally out of King’s Landing, and ready to put what she’s learned to work to do a little manipulating of her own, and Sophie Turner is welcoming the changes.
In a new interview with Hero Complex during her trip to San Diego, Sophie talks about the public warming up to her character, and how it’s been filming outside of King’s Landing. She also offers up a small tease about what we can expect in Season 5.
This year marked Sophie’s first visit to San Diego Comic-Con, and her experience was made extra special during the Game of Thrones panel when a fan came to the microphone and declared herself a member of Team Sansa. “That was awesome because no one is Team Sansa. People are adjusting. I think it’s helped that she actually did something kind of cool last season where she was like manipulating and a little bit bad-ass.”
Sophie went through quite a few changes along with Sansa in terms of her filming experience. After spending most of her time on Game of Thrones in one place, she was given a welcome change of scenery this year. “It was crazy to get out of King’s Landing. I’ve been there for the past three years of my life. [I went] from having a storyline with nearly everyone in the show, then it was suddenly me and Aidan. It’s nice to have a really meaty chunk of dialogue because Sansa, when she was in King’s Landing, there was no dialogue, so it’s nice to have that change. It is welcome.”
Although there were some perks to being in King’s Landing, namely working with Peter Dinklage, and getting to goof off in the background of some of the bigger scenes.
“Doing the scenes with Peter is fun because he’s so funny and we get on really well. It’s nice because we both really understand the relationship that they have. They have this unspoken trust – she’s so much more open with him than she is with [other people]. You can see she’s a lot more relaxed around him, even if it’s just a snarky comment, she wouldn’t say that to someone else in court. She doesn’t want to trust him because he’s a Lannister but she knows that she can. It’s really sweet.
It’s fun being with Aidan and doing those very intimate scenes with just us two, but I kind of miss being in those huge scenes in the background. You can just kind of mess around and be stupid for the whole day with Peter.”
Sophie has already said that Sansa will be playing out her sexuality to manipulate Littlefinger in Season 5, she doesn’t reveal much more, but says that “there’s a big change for her this season and there’s a few familiar faces around.”
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