The Stark children have grown a lot over the past 6 seasons, some for the better, others … perhaps less so. Entertainment Weekly asked Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie William and Isaac Hempstead-Wright which Stark child Ned would be proudest of. Interestingly, nobody named any of Ned’s sons.
Kit Harington gave his vote to Arya but said that he doesn’t think Ned would be the sort of father to play favorites, a sentiment echoed by Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
Sophie Turner also chose Arya, “Just because he was always very, very supportive of her doing what she wanted and going against the grain and kind of being kind of being an independent young girl.”
predictable twist, Maisie Williams named Sansa for being the Stark child who’s developed the most since season 1. Turner then conceded that, yeah, Sansa’s her honest pick as well.
In other news, Nikolaj Coster Waldau gave an interview at Argentina Comic Con in which he painted a vivid picture of Jaime Lannister’s perfect death scene: dying of old age whilst professing his eternal love for Brienne … though he also thinks expiration by dragon fire would be thematically fitting as well.
He also discussed his character’s ambiguous sense of morality, admitting that he never saw Jaime as a villain, even in his early days. He likened the character-defining decision to push Bran out of the window to refusing to allow a stranger’s child onto lifeboat that’s already filled to capacity by one’s own offspring. “There’s another option of course … you could just sacrifice yourself,” he added.
Good talk, Nikolaj.