Sophie Turner, the actress behind Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark, said Season 5 of the hit HBO show will have some shocking scenes, deep character development, and a lot of blood. The cast have been teasing the upcoming episodes for months, but Turner may have just upped the ante, saying some of the moments will be more shocking than even the Red Wedding.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, the Game of Thrones star teased the highly-anticipated new episodes.
“There’s some massive moments, perhaps even more shocking than the Red Wedding type of thing. There’s like a lot going on this season. There’s also, you know, a lot of blood, a lot of death. And a lot of people kind of come far. And there are a few familiar faces around as well.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Turner already said at least once before that her character is in for an intensely traumatic scene. Game of Thrones fans were left guessing about what horrible fate awaits Sansa.
The Huffington Post tried to sniff out more information, asking on a scale from 1 to 10 how shocking is her traumatic moment — 10 being equal to the Red Wedding.
“I think I really bigged that one up. [Laughs] It’s traumatic, but isn’t all of ‘Game of Thrones’ traumatic? I give it a solid ‘6,’ though… It’s a pretty intense scene. I can’t say much more than that.”
She was still willing to discuss some details about Sansa’s transformation. By the end of Season 4, she had turned in her colorful dresses for a new all black attire, complete with crow feathers. When asked if this was a new era for her character, Turner responded saying the transformation is “massive.”
“There’s no Sansa left behind, and I think not just in the way that she appears but in the way that she’s thinking now. How she’s become this, like, massive manipulator in a way.”
Interestingly enough, Turner reports that the new dark look helped land her the role of a young Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie. More information on that is available at IGN.
Still, how that will effect the plot in Game of Thrones remains unclear, especially considering her character’s future victimization.
Sophie Turner also addressed an important question for many Game of Thrones fans: is kissing Little Finger awkward?
“I’m not going to object to that kind of thing, and I like him. I mean, it’s kind of weird because he has a daughter who’s, like, a year younger than me, so that was pretty strange. But I think it was probably more awkward for him than it was for me.”
Season 5 of Game of Thrones is set to premiere April 12.
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