Sophie Turner has been hitting the interview trail of late. A couple days ago, she talked to Entertainment Weekly about how Sansa may go on “a bit of a power trip” in Game of Thrones Season 7, and how she’ll be “insecure” concerning threats to her position. Now, she’s spoken to The Wrap about mounting tensions between Sansa and her half-brother/cousin Jon Snow.
“I, personally as Sophie, I think they would be a perfect kind of collaboration because he’s the military man and she’s the politician,” Turner said of the brother-sister combo. “Together they’re quite a strong team as long as they listen to each other, which is their problem; they don’t quite work well together yet. But on paper, it’s perfect.”
From Sansa’s perspective, I think she would really like the recognition that she feels she deserves because at the end of the day, she did save the day [at the] Battle of the Bastards…I think she probably would like to be Queen in the North on her own, maybe. Or again, she probably just wants Jon to listen to her. If Jon had listened to her in the beginning, then she’d be very happy collaborating with him, but it’s just a bit frustrating.
After their euphoric reunion in Season 6’s “Book of the Stranger,” Sansa and Jon did have a few trust issues. Specifically, Sansa recruited Littlefinger to help her and Jon defeat the Boltons without telling Jon about it. Nevertheless, they seemed to put those problems aside when they talked on the battlements of Winterfell in “The Winds of Winter.” But then, when the Northerners made Jon King in the North, Sansa and Littlefinger exchanged a significant, if ambiguous, look. Is Sansa miffed that the Northerners chose Jon to lead them over her? Based on Turner’s recent comments, it sounds like Season 7 will explore those feelings.
Turner also talked more generally about the upcoming season. She sounded a note we’ve heard before: that Season 7 will feature many characters coming together:
It’s coming to a conclusion and people are forming alliances with other characters, maybe that they’ve seen before, maybe that they haven’t. There are definitely a few reunions happening this season — or unions. There were a few that I’m quite excited about.
Unions, reunions…we’ll take ’em all.