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Also talks about season 5.
Sophie Turner was just 14 years old when she was cast in HBO’s mega-franchise Game Of Thrones as the spectacularly braided, flame-haired Sansa Stark (cool fact: in real life, she’s actually blonde). Despite a pretty unusual adolescence juggling the demands of international fame, the 18-year-old we meet at InStyle’s shoot is an endearingly normal and softly spoken sort, thrilled that she’s getting to try on our rail of eccentric granny-chic-themed Miu Miu, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto. ‘I would wear all of this in real life – if I was brave enough,’ she laughs.
Warwickshire-raised Sophie – who says her acting talents stem from an am-dram-loving grandpa – has survived all the shock character kill-offs that have become a Game Of Thrones trademark and will return next month in season five of the show. There are some other exciting new projects coming, too, including a part in action-comedy Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L Jackson and a starring role in a new Mary Shelley biopic. Does this mean she’s going to be hanging up her Thrones cloak soon? We know, she’d have to kill us…
So, we’ve gone pretty wild with the fashion today… ‘I kind of love it. It’s like I’m a collector of curiosities and I’ve stashed tonnes of it in this quirky, crazy little house. It’s very different to any other shoots I’ve done.’
Anything you’ve spotted on the rail that you love? ‘The military-style vintage jacket. I think ?I could get away with that. I probably wouldn’t wear the incredible Miu Miu heels though, as I’m clumsy enough in flats.’
Have you had any good advice from other actors? ‘Just before my 16th birthday, Natalie Dormer said to me, “As soon as you turn 16, you’re going to work adult hours, people will try to take advantage of you, so it’s important not to be a pushover.” Now I’m a total pushover and I let people work me too hard so, in hindsight, that was probably some very good advice!’
For the rest of the interview, head over to InStyle UK
Tori and I would just like to wish Sophie a very happy 19th birthday! Sansa means so much to a lot of people, and we could never have asked for a more talented actress to portray her. I am so excited to see what Sophie will bring to Jean Grey! It is such a privilege to help run this website and to watch Sophie grow up and come into more success, as I’m sure she will continue to do.
Please send her some birthday wishes on twitter! @sophieT
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That’s the weirdest headline I’ve written for this website…
Is Sansa’s Dark Streak the One Thing That’s Keeping Her Alive?
One thing that’s interesting about House Stark is that their sense of morality is often what gets them killed — as opposed to pretty much every other character on Game of Thrones. However, in recent seasons, both Sansa and Arya Stark have developed a bit of a dark streak, as they’ve begun to see the world as it really is. When asked if that dark streak is what’s kept Sansa alive this long, Turner said, “I definitely think so. Everything that Sansa does is moral. She’s never done anything evil in her life, or, if anything bad has come from the decisions she’s made, she made it with good intentions.”
She continued, “I think, yes, the Starks were killed because they were very openly moral and noble. Whereas Sansa [is] not very open or loud about what she wants. I think that’s what helps her survive, the fact that she can do it behind the scenes — and still portray this face of innocence, which I don’t think any of the other Starks have, except for maybe Arya.”
Turner also mentioned that it’s been fun to tap into Sansa’s darker side, especially after playing the wide-eyed ingenue for so many years. “It is definitely fun,” she said. “It’s so nice to shed the skin. As much as she was manipulating people behind her innocence, she was still very much a victim. Whereas now she’s not a victim at all. She’s somewhat dominant, and that’s really exciting for me to play — finally. [Laughs]”Littlefinger and Sansa unite!
“Together, they can come up with some good plans. Also, the way that they can vouch for each other and manipulate each other — I mean, he is a master manipulator, and she can kind of manipulate him through maybe her sexuality or the things that she does that he can’t resist, because she reminds him of her mother. But they kind of join forces, and that’s very exciting.”What to Expect in Season 5
Of course, with each passing season of Game of Thrones, the story deviates more and more from the books. But that’s part of what makes the show exciting, according to Turner — the true element of surprise. “My storyline in the books has kind of stopped,” she said. “Until [George R. R. Martin] releases the next [book], we don’t really know what Sansa’s going to do. So it’s exciting to see where the show is pushing characters like mine and others. Let me tell you, it’s a really, really great season!”
So what can fans expect from Season 5 as far as Sansa’s story goes? “Season 5 Sansa definitely has a mentality about her,” Turner said. “She goes through a lot of hardships this season, as per usual, but she really approaches them with a different mentality. I think that’s what makes the season really quite special for her. But then she sees a few faces along the way and crosses a few story paths. I think it will be really interesting to see how those relationships flesh out. But yes, there’s a lot more blood, a lot more death. It’s Game of Thrones, so…”