Sansa Stark has grown so much over Game Of Thrones’ seven seasons. She started off as a naive spoiled brat, into a very strong character. Actress Sophie Turner talked to the Vulture about Sansa in season seven, and what mindset the character is in.
“At the end of the season, Sansa gets a taste of power — and it’s the first time that she’s had that ever, really.” said Turner. “She feels like it’s deserved because she did so much for Jon and the North, so when she saves the day and doesn’t get any recognition for it, it was like she had that first taste of power and then was immediately stripped of it.”
It’s interesting that Turner pointed out that Sansa is feeling that she isn’t getting the recognition she deserved. She helped out Jon Snow in need when he was up against Ramsay’s army, but didn’t really get anything in return. Turner said that Sansa is craving more power, and will maybe work with Littlefinger again to get it.
“She was stripped of the respect that she really feels she deserves.” said Turner. “She was trying to give her input to Jon and trying to be a collaborative leader, but it’s difficult when it’s a patriarchy and when there’s sexism. It would be a real adjustment for Jon to listen to her and do what she says. So she was looking to Littlefinger like, oh, you’re right. Maybe that pretty picture you painted of me on the throne and you by my side isn’t such a bad one. And then there’s the smile as well, her walking away after killing Ramsay. That’s also quite interesting. You wonder if it’s just a smile because it’s her first kill, because this man is out of her life, or whether she’s going to get a taste for it. Whether she enjoyed it. Whether it’s a power trip. But she definitely is a lot more powerful, and it’ll be very interesting to see how she handles that coming up this season.”
It looks like the dark side to Sansa’s character is going to come out. Turner also talked about how her relationship with Littlefinger in the upcoming season.
“She holds a power over him,” said Turner. “And after she confronted him about selling her to the Boltons, he owes her big time. He knows he has to be loyal to her now, and he has to serve her well, because she holds so much over him. It would destroy his reputation if she revealed any of the stuff that she knows about him. It’s tricky. She has power, but it’s a question of whether people listen to her or not. You’ll see more of that in this upcoming season.”
Game of Thrones season seven comes out sometime in 2017.