Sophie Turner: How She Wanted ‘Game of Thrones’ to End
It’s safe to say that every Game of Thrones fan has an opinion about that finale – and so does Sophie Turner.
The actress who played Sansa Stark is giving fans her opinion of the finale and how the show ended. Turner told The Wrap, “I think it’s true what Tyrion was saying: Bran holds all of our stories, and we can’t move on unless we remember our history. Daenerys had to die. Cersei was a mad queen. Arya is too much a free spirit. Sansa probably wouldn’t want to rule the seven kingdoms anyway – she wanted to stay in the North and defend the North. I really think Bran might be the perfect person for the job.”
But like everyone else, Sophie did have her own dream ending. An ending that many wanted. “I thought Arya would kill Cersei. And I would like to have seen Sansa and Cersei reunited, or Arya and Cersei. ” Turner adds, “But there were so many ways the story could have turned out. I felt very passionate about the ending for Sansa, and I was very happy with the ending that turned out for her.”
When asked about reading scripts and the fear about her character getting killed off, Sophie says she was definitely always worried. “Of course! I think everyone was terrified of being axed the whole time. Every single page, it was like, ‘Oh, my God, is this it?’ And then to find that I made it to the final episode and to the final scene was great.”