‘Game of Thrones’: Sophie Turner Predicts the Future of Sansa Stark

Game of Thrones may be over, but that hasn’t stopped fans from wondering about the fates of their favorite on-screen family, the Starks. There are still plenty of unanswered questions that fans need answered, including in regards to Sansa Stark, the Queen in the North. Sophie Turner, who played Sansa, weighed in on her character’s future in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Sophie Turner grew up on ‘Game of Thrones’

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Maisie Williams, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Turner started working on Game of Thrones at the tender age of 13. Her character’s age was 11 at the time. She grew up before the eyes of fans everywhere and played the role like she was born to it.

“As a person, you become more closed off [due to fame],” explains Turner. “It fed into Sansa, for sure. Coming in at age 13, I couldn’t have played Sansa at 17. I wouldn’t have lived enough life.”

How did Turner know that her character was the right person for the job? Simple. She didn’t want it. “The fact that she doesn’t want power is also something to be said for her. She only cares about the North,” said Turner.

Where does Turner see Sansa in the future?

After living her life as Sansa for years, it’s safe to say that Turner knows a thing or two about where her character would be after years on the throne in the North. It would be a time of prosperity for everyone and a kingdom of democracy.

“No wars, no battles. I see her leading until she’s very old,” explained Turner. “I don’t see her getting married or having children. I think it would be a democratic kind of kingdom. She’d die of old age, very happy.”

Is there anything Turner wishes would have happened on ‘Game of Thrones?’

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Turner recently told The Wrap that she had hoped for a certain individual to deal Cersei (Lena Headey) a final blow. Arya, played by Maisie Williams, would have been the perfect person to kill Cersei for a number of reasons, but especially for revenge for the Stark family.

“I thought Arya would kill Cersei. And I would like to have seen Sansa and Cersei reunited, or Arya and Cersei,” explains Turner. “But there were so many ways the story could have turned out. I felt very passionately about the ending for Sansa, and I was very happy with the ending that turned out for her.”

The ‘Game of Thrones’ cast is a family for Turner

Game of Thrones was a huge part of Turner’s life for so long. Her fellow actors became her family and she bonded with them. When asked if she had fully finished all of her crying yet, Turner said the moment is probably yet to come.

“I think the biggest moment is yet to come, when I really break down,” said Turner. “I think it might be at the Emmys, because the Emmys are going to be the last time that we’ll ever see each other, at least as a cast. Or maybe I’ll never really say goodbye. It’s really my family, and because we love each other so much, it’ll be goodbye to the characters but not to each other.”

Turner played her character well and will always be known as Sansa Stark in the eyes of true Game of Thrones fans.