‘Game of Thrones’: Here’s How Sophie Turner Said Goodbye To Sansa

Last night, after eight incredible seasons, the world said goodbye to the legendary series that was Game of Thrones. The conclusion to the worldwide phenomenon truly gives new meaning to the phrase “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.” If you’re still in denial that your favorite show is no longer airing new episodes, you’re certainly not alone. Even the cast of the series is having a hard time letting go of Westeros. Sophie Turner is no exception and gave a particularly heartfelt and public goodbye to her character.

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner | Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Turner quite literally grew up on the set of Game of Thrones. The actress was only 14-years-old when she was cast as the role as Sansa Stark. In fact, Sansa was Turner’s first ever television role, which is hard to believe with her level of talent. Her portrayal of Sansa has earned her numerous accolades and recognition, including four Screen Actors Guild nominations. As Sansa has been around for all eight seasons of the show, it makes it particularly hard for Turner to let go of the character and the show that changed her whole life.

A few short hours before the series finale of Game of Thrones aired, the actress wrote a sweet goodbye note of appreciation to the show and the character that made her famous. She wote, “Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me.”

The star continued on to write, “To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything. “

The post was extremely well received, garnering a massive amount of love and support. With over 2.8 million likes and 32,000 comments and counting, it’s easy to see the incredible impact that Sansa had on fans around the globe. Many of them took this opportunity to personally thank Turner for all of her hard work on the show. With such a beautiful portrayal of a strong, female lead, Sansa is truly a character that we will never forget.

Queen of our hearts

While we can’t believe that the series has ended, we’re so excited to see where Turner’s career takes her next. We excited to see her playing another strong and powerful role in the upcoming film Dark Phoneix which is set to hit theatres on June 7, 2019. The film is based on one of the X-Men’s most well-loved character, Jean Grey. We can’t wait to see what unique energy she brings to the role. Until then, we’ll be watching Game Of Thrones from the very beginning.