‘Game of Thrones’: Sophie Turner Hints That a Major Character Won’t Be in Season 8
Warning! Spoilers ahead!
With only two short seasons of Game of Thrones left, every minor detail is newsworthy!
Yes, the next season of HBO’s gargantuan fantasy show doesn’t return until next summer, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some clues to obsess over. This past weekend, Variety chatted with Sophie Turner at the 2016 Emmys about the few days she has left to play Sansa Stark on the hit series. That’s when she made a troubling statement.
“It’s quite sad. It feels like it’s all really wrapping up and coming to an end. It’s quite emotional actually. Everyone’s hanging around Belfast a bit longer to be around each other and be in each other’s presence,” she said. “We’ve got one more season… well, not all of us.”
— Variety (@Variety) September 19, 2016
Setting aside the fact that she is clearly enjoying teasing that cryptic statement, what does this mean?
Well, we can assume that, based on her phrasing, Sansa is going to make it to the end. It’s also logical that she is referring to actors she works most often on the show. But lately that’s been almost exclusively Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who has already died and made a miraculous return. So it seems unlikely he’s going to fall victim anytime soon.
Turner also briefly discussed her character’s place in the upcoming season at the awards show, teasing that Sansa will struggle with her allegiances.
“You don’t really know what’s going on with her this season,” she stated. “We’re trying to figure out where her loyalties lie and you’re wondering if she is going to pull through and be a true Stark or not.”
Game of Thrones will return summer 2017 on HBO.