Warning: This article may contain Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers.
Game of Thrones Season 7 has been filming in Ireland and Spain for months now, meaning tons of spoilers and cast interviews are popping up to keep fans occupied during the tortuous countdown to the show’s return in summer 2017.
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has been doing the press rounds, chatting with Entertainment Weekly about what to expect from Sansa as the new season begins.
“She’s seemingly in control for the first time — and it really suits her,” Turner said of her character. “She’s kind of having a bit of a power trip. But she’s also becoming more insecure, because there are threats to the power that she holds.”
She also expressed excitement that Game of Thrones Season 7 — which is the penultimate season before the entire series wraps up in Season 8 — is really upping the stakes for the final season.
“What overall excites me about this season is that main characters are coming together, and it feels like things are ramping up. It’s really exciting and all feels like it’s coming to a big conclusion.”
Continuing on her press tour, Turner sat down with Gold Derby to talk about Sansa’s political influences.
“Sansa is who she is because of the people she’s been around like Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), Margaery (Natalie Dormer), and Cersei (Lena Headey),” she explained. “That’s how she learned to manipulate, and that’s how she learned to play the game. So I really kind of do watch Lena’s performances and Natalie’s performance and their characters from when Sansa was around them and Littlefinger, and I kind of try to draw things from them like Sansa is. Kind of mirroring that to make her the person that she is because she really is kind of a product of her environment.”
She also provided interesting insights into Sansa’s relationship with newly resurrected Jon Snow (Kit Harington) going into Game of Thrones Season 7.
“When she saw Jon again, she was so elated to see him and so excited to get back to where they were and have him treat her with the respect that he used, but they’ve both been through so much. And he isn’t listening to her as much anymore, and he’s not respecting what’s she been through, and I think she feels a little disheartened by Jon. As lovely as it is to see him again, and as much as they do love each other, there’s a lot of tension there that’s been slowly building throughout the seasons.”
Meanwhile, fan site Watchers On The Wall posted a Q&A session that Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) participated in while at the Malta India Fan Convention. In the video, Allen laid down a few spoilers viewers can expect in Game of Thrones Season 7.
First, he promised Season 7 will be even more spectacular than previous seasons.
“More of the same, but better! More dragons; more torture.”
Allen also played along when a fan asked how Theon will react when he see Sansa or Jon Snow again in Game of Thrones Season 7.
“You mean IF that happens. You gotta stop looking at the internet, guys,” he laughed.
But then he answered the question as if the rumor is true.
“I would say [Theon] would feel horrible,” he said. “He’d feel awful. And he’d see it as a chance to redeem himself.”
The British actor was also asked if it’s difficult to play torture scenes when he isn’t personally familiar with the pain levels involved.
“I mean, to be honest with you, unless I want to go out and stick a nail in my foot — which I don’t want to do — it’s hard to gauge something like that. You know, how much pain it is and what is my own pain threshold.”
Finally, Allen addressed Theon’s mental state going into Game of Thrones Season 7.
“[He’s] skittish and full of fear, basically,” he says. “And then that can kind of, I guess, evolve into rage, which you might see. Who knows?”
What do you think of the latest Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers?
Game of Thrones Season 7 returns to HBO in the summer of 2017.
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