We’re two months out from the fifth season premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and many have wondered if the show can top what is still arguably the biggest moment of the series to date – The Red Wedding.
In a new interview with The Huffington Post, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has spoken about the production and what’s in store:
“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.”
She’s also spoken about her own storyline, which sees her teaming with Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) who has an affection for her – not to mention at least two more decades under his belt. However fans may feel about it, the actress seems to enjoy the material she gets to work with – especially in the wake of her ‘rebirth’ at the end of last season:
“I kind of love the storyline. I mean, for some viewers, it’s very creepy, but that’s kind of what it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be this very messed up, twisted relationship in which Sansa knows she can manipulate Littlefinger to get what she wants, and he can do the same with her. And together they create this amazing kind of tag team. And, you know, to outsiders, it’s very messed up and strange, but to her it’s the only way she can get what she wants, and finally she has that power, so she’s gonna use it.”
“The thing about this whole change for her, changing the dark hair and changing the structure and the color of the dress, was a very conscious decision for her to kind of get away from her mother’s Tully roots and really, you know, form something of a House of her own. She wanted to completely change everything everyone has ever known about her. So it’s just like a massive transformation. 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.”
The season premiere is scheduled to go to air on April 12th on HBO.