Sansa's had her ups and downs throughout the seasons on Game of Thrones, but now that she's free of Ramsay we can't wait to see what she gets up to next. Check out what Sophie Turner had to say about her character's Season 7 storyline below
Sansa Stark has had a rough life on Game of Thrones ever since she left Winterfell back in Season 1. She was first betrothed to Joffrey, then married off to Tyrion before escaping from King's Landing. But things took a turn for the worse when Sansa married Ramsay. Things were finally looking up for her when Sansa and Theon escaped from Winterfell and Season 6 ended with Sansa probably in the best spot that we've seen her in yet. She's been reunited with Jon Snow, who managed to take back Winterfell from the Boltons - in large part thanks to Sansa. Jon has now been named King in the North, but poor Sansa got none of the recognition that she deserves.
Speaking to Vulture about where Sansa's head is at following the Battle of the Bastards, actress Sophie Turner shared, "At the end of the season, Sansa gets a taste of power — and it's the first time that she's had that ever, really. She feels like it's deserved because she did so much for Jon and the North, so when she saves the day and doesn't get any recognition for it, it was like she had that first taste of power and then was immediately stripped of it. She was stripped of the respect that she really feels she deserves. She was trying to give her input to Jon and trying to be a collaborative leader, but it's difficult when it's a patriarchy and when there's sexism. It would be a real adjustment for Jon to listen to her and do what she says."
After the battle Littlefinger laid it all out and told Sansa that his end goal is to sit on the Iron Throne and rule with her by his side. Sansa wasn't too keen on this in the moment, but later on after her efforts in the Battle went unnoticed, she shares a look with Littlefinger, making it seem like a team up between the two is still on the table. Turner explained, "So she was looking to Littlefinger like, 'Oh, you're right. Maybe that pretty picture you painted of me on the throne and you by my side isn't such a bad one.' And then there's the smile as well, her walking away after killing Ramsay. That's also quite interesting. You wonder if it's just a smile because it's her first kill, because this man is out of her life, or whether she's going to get a taste for it. Whether she enjoyed it. Whether it's a power trip. But she definitely is a lot more powerful, and it'll be very interesting to see how she handles that coming up this season."
The actress also hinted that viewers will get to see Dark Sansa in Season 7. "She's playing the game now, and very ruthlessly. When she wants something, she's going to go out and get it," Turner shared. She also touched on Sansa's nonverbal communication, explaining, "That's how she survives, you know? Sansa has had to do everything nonverbally. She's never been allowed to speak up or say anything. She's learned to never say what she means. She's always had a bit of a façade, so that's just the way she plays the game, I suppose. That's how she's had to adapt to this cruel, cruel world." Despite Sansa's new position of power, it unfortunately seems like people still won't listen to her, which might prompt Sansa to turn on Jon and join forces with Littlefinger. What are you hoping to see Sansa get up to in Game of Thrones Season 7?