A seis semanas da estreia da sétima temporada, chega-nos ainda algumas entrevistas de bastidores. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) esteve à conversa com o Yahoo sobre o novo gosto de Sansa por vingança e faz uma comparação entre a sua personagem e Cersei Lannister.
Sophie refere que Sansa mudou, que deixou de ser inocente e vulnerável para que se possa transformar numa líder, poderosa e com apetite de vingança contra os que fizeram mal à sua família.
[Sansa has changed] from being a naive, vulnerable innocent young woman and being such an underdog… to being a leader, powerful and hungry for revenge from the people who have done her family wrong.
Sobre o intuito de proteção familiar, é aí que surge a comparação entre Sansa e Cersei de parte da Sophie. Ela refere que consegue ver a Sansa tornar-se facilmente numa Cersei, devido às constantes ameaças contra os Stark. Ela refere que é por isso que Cersei faz o que faz, pois está sempre aterrorizada por perder quem ama.
“They’re both so family-obsessed and family-oriented, and will do anything for the people they love. I can totally see her becoming a Cersei and kind of driven mad by it, by the threats against her family. At the end of the day, that’s why she does the things that she does, because she’s terrified of losing the people she loves. And so she’ll stop at nothing to protect them.
If that means becoming like a ruthless killer, leader, sadistic woman or evil lady, then so be it. I don’t think it matters to her, and I can see Sansa swinging that way too.”
Sophie fala ainda sobre a troca de olhares entre Sansa e Petyr Baelish no final da sexta temporada. Ela interpretou essa cena como se o Mindinho estivesse a dizer à Sansa que ele tinha razão e que ela devia ter permanecido ao lado dele.
“I felt like it was the look between her and Littlefinger, with Littlefinger kind of saying ‘You know, I told you so. You should have listened to me, you should have stuck with me’ and her acknowledging that she realises that now.
I think she’s just frustrated – she’s worked so hard, tirelessly to convince him [Jon Snow] that this is what the right battle plan was and he wouldn’t listen to her. She ended up having to save him and yet he gets hailed as King of the North and he doesn’t say a thing [about Sansa saving him].
I think she just feels kind of under-appreciated, and she’s kind of wondering where her loyalties lie now.”
Sophie diz que está preocupada que Sansa possa morrer em breve. Segundo a atriz, a sua personagem atingiu o ápice na sexta temporada e que agora não sabe o que lhe resta que depois do pico máximo a tendência é descer.
“It’s definitely fear [when a new script turns up]. Every page that you turn, you’re like ‘Is this the scene? Is this the death scene?’
“From the beginning of season six, I started preparing myself. I really truly think that it’s going to be like a death in the family, because I’ve grown up with her, she really feels like my other half. She’s someone that I spend six months [a year] of my life playing, so it’s just going to be so bizarre to see her go.”