Sophie Turner discusses Sansa’s journey in season 6 and the evolution of the fandom’s response to her character and Alfie Allen discloses major details about Theon and Sansa’s storyline. Spoilers below.
Sophie Turner talked to Entertainment Weekly about the development of Sansa’s fan base.
“I’ve had more people saying, ‘You’re my favorite character’ than ever before, which is amazing, because I used to get ‘You’re my least favorite character. She’s definitely got a fan base now, and they’re rallying behind her. Finally people see Sansa how I see her.”
“This is the season I’m most excited for. Sansa’s coming into her own and standing up for herself,” Turner said.
Dan Weiss concurred, saying, “Sophie really delivers this season. She’s an extremely phenomenal actor, and this year she gets to go to places she’s never gone.”
Bryan Cogman added, “I’m very excited by where Sansa’s storyline is going this season, and I think Sophie is doing the best work she’s ever done in season 6.”
Alfie Allen spoke to the press in Los Angeles and, in contrast to his usual evasiveness, provided a detailed description of Theon and Sansa’s opening scenes in season 6. So, major spoilers for Theon and Sansa’s storyline below the picture.
“At the beginning of (season) six, you find him running through snowy, freezing forests leading the way with Sansa. They’ve just jumped off the wall of Winterfell and now they’re on the run from Ramsay,” he said. “We got there on the first day at Bainbridge Studios and they’d blanketed this whole area with fake snow. Everywhere, all the trees, it’s all done with this amazing snow.
Allen explained the context of Theon and Sansa’s promotional image. “… We’re running through and we come to a river and Sansa is just too scared basically to get into the river. So I get in. Don’t believe the press shots! It looks like she’s trying to get me out of the river, when I’m actually trying to be the strong one and get her in the river. Makes me look weak. Haha.”
He went on describe the action sequence shown briefly in the trailer.
[Theon] sacrifices himself, because I guess he hasn’t really got much worth or meaning for himself in the world anymore. And so he leads them away – or rather that’s what he’s trying to do. In fact he doesn’t lead them away, because they see Sansa anyway and then Gwendoline Christie turns up as Brienne of Tarth and smashes everyone to shit. Dan Portman’s there – Pod – and then Pod ends up having a fight with this guy and then Theon stabs the guy in the back with the sword. He kills someone for the first time in ages, which must be a gratifying experience.