Game of Thrones: Sophie Turner REVEALS Sansa Stark's happy ending was 'unexpected' for her
Game of Thrones Season 8 was a controversial season for the iconic series, would be an understatement! While the acting performance of the OG cast was deeply appreciated and applauded, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were blamed for the poor writing and even a petition was signed with 1.5 million signatures to remake the final season. However, there were some good character arcs in between, according to these fans! One such character whose ending was better than expected was Sansa Stark, who may not have won the Iron Throne but instead, she became the Queen in the North.
It was an ending that shocked many as in GoT, one mostly does not have a happy ending as history surmises! No one is more surprised than Sophie Turner herself, who brought to life, this iconic character, who slowly and steadily became one of the fan favourites amongst the fandom. In the Game of Thrones Season 8 home video release, there is a segment where Sophie is talking about the coronation of Sansa as the Queen in the North. "I can't really describe the moment I read the final scene. I think it was just so overwhelming and I kind of kept reading and re-reading and re-reading and I felt a bit numb afterward because I never thought I would be reading the final scene," Turner shared.
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"It's very gratifying. It's great that she ends up being the Queen in the North. It's the place where she really feels like she belongs. It's a really just, happy, good ending for her which I was never expecting on Thrones," the 23-year-old actress concluded.
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Meanwhile, Sophie was amongst the four GoT actresses to garner an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Along with her, Lena Headey, Gwendoline Christie and Maisie Williams were also nominated as was Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve, but eventually, all five lost the Emmy to Julia Garner, who won for Ozark. Emmys 2019 was the first time Sophie got a nomination for Game of Thrones as Sansa Stark.