Sophie Turner talks Sansa’s future on Game of Thrones, Amanda Peet stops by Conan and more

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Sophie Turner teases Game of Thrones season 6 and Sansa’s future in a new Wall Street Journal interview. The actress discusses the depiction of women on the show, the new season and more.

On Conan this week, Amanda Peet (aka Mrs. David Benioff) talks to Conan O’Brien about Jon Snow and dream Game of Thrones roles.

The Game of Thrones cast also lay out what they can and cannot promise you if you win the lottery to attend the season 6 premiere and after party (hint: don’t get your hopes up for a flaming sword).


Talking to WSJ, Sophie Turner says that in season 6, it “feels like everything is kind of coming together,” with characters “forming alliances” and “coming towards the same goal.” She addresses the controversial wedding night from last season, plus Game of Thrones‘ depiction of women on the show, and declares GoT to be a “feminist show.”

Turner says that for Sansa, this season “is about her taking charge and being a leader.” She notes that Sansa is “really going to thrive this season.”

The complete interview:

Amanda Peet chatted with Conan O’Brien about their ideal roles on Game of Thrones and the ultimatum Peet gave her husband, David Benioff, over Jon Snow ‘s fate.

Members of the Game of Thrones cast appeared in a video to remind fans to enter the lottery for the chance to attend the season 6 premiere and after party in Los Angeles and what the winner can (and cannot) reasonably expect out of the experience.

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    1. Sophie’s been saying similar things most years (as I’m sure Sean C will soon point out), but this time it appears to actually be true! Looking forward to it.

      Peet is a joy, Benioff is a lucky man.

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    2. Regarding those Entertainment Weekly covers …

      Does anybody know if EW sends out a specific cover to their subscribers, or if it’s a random selection?

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    3. Sophie said she wants Littlefinger to win the Iron Throne and she doesn’t want Sansa to survive until the end.

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    4. cosca:
      Sophie’s been saying similar things most years (as I’m sure Sean C will soon point out), but this time it appears to actually be true! Looking forward to it.

      Hey, why are they wearing Season 5 costumes ?

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    5. Sophie want littlefinger on the iron throne? Eww sophie! Of all people.. unbelievable. Hes the worst man i know and hes so disgusting and he doesnt deserve te throne ughhh i still believe she will kill him tho

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    6. “It is all thanks to GRRM, HBO and D&D therfore we must accept waiting this last goddamn 30 days.”
      Hahaha any bloodborne fan here?

      Anyway excellent interview sophie as always, of course that’s not the most popular opinion out there about feminism topic when it comes to GOT as she pointed out herself but i can easily see what sophie means from her perspective and not to mention i agree with her too, and that last part about sansa’s fate, OMG did sophie actually meant that? I mean i can see the way she was talking about it, cool death scene and all but still even thinking about it makes me shiver.

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    7. Amanda better lobby for that JS plot armor!

      Last scene of the show is going to be Gendry rowing back to Westeros only to discover that everyone else has died except for Littlefinger. King of the ashes! (just kidding)

      Sophie is trolling at this point.

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    8. Jack Bauer 24,

      Spoilers I imagine. Especially for Dany and maybe Sansa and Arya. And these dresses are prettier than what some of them will be wearing next season, I guess.

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    9. I loved it when Peet said that if Benioff killed off Jon Snow that both D & D could run off and be gay with each other. LOL. And I think they SHOULD give her some sort of cameo on the show, why not? She is great. SEND A RAVEN TO CASTERLY ROCK!!

      I think the costumes are from last season because we haven’t even seen what they will wear for 6 and they don’t want to spoil it. I agree, I would rather see it first hand on the show.

      I also think that Sophie did a great job answering questions. The interviewer asked some good ones and hells bells, what is she supposed to say? But for what she could say I thought she handled herself very well.

      Already got an entry for the season 6 premier. I don’t have a thing to wear, but it would be lovely to be chosen.

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    10. Flayed Potatoes,

      Yeah that’s what i was thinking about littlefinger part, she somewhat did enlist the fabulous art of trolling with that i guess, not about feminism part though if that’s what you mean, she meant it really.

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    11. Sean C.,

      Fits the character too. I hope she works on her sword fighting skills on the show. The Bravosi water dancer we got last season in the fighting pit was amazing. That’s how I envision Arya lol.

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    12. So tomorrow I guess we are getting a ton of information and interviews for season 6 ? 🙂

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    13. Daughter of Winter,

      Oh, no! It’s my fourth or fifth Hodor, I think, I lost count (like Cersei with the number of symultaneous kings). Praise me more 🙂
      How are you, Winter Son? I didn’t forget about your future exams, I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

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    14. Shaina:
      Sophie want littlefinger on the iron throne? Eww sophie! Of all people.. unbelievable. Hes the worst man i know and hes so disgusting and he doesnt deserve te throne ughhh i still believe she will kill him tho

      Except they’re not real people and it’s about what is compelling, dynamic, and insightful storytelling. And Sophie knows that.

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    15. Daughter of Winter:
      “It is all thanks to GRRM, HBO and D&D therfore we must accept waiting this last goddamn 30 days.”
      Hahaha any bloodborne fan here?

      Anyway excellent interview sophie as always, of course that’s not the most popular opinion out there about feminism topic when it comes to GOT as she pointed out herself but i can easily see what sophie means from her perspective and not to mention i agree with her too, and that last part about sansa’s fate, OMG did sophie actually meant that? I mean i can see the way she was talking about it, cool death scene and all but still even thinking about it makes me shiver.

      Who said that?

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    16. I like Sophie’s interview and I agree that there is a feminist valence to Game of Thrones, but it isn’t true that women didn’t have power in the middle ages. It isn’t true that they didn’t rule kingdoms. It was a patriarchal society, but there were many exceptions. In some ways, GOT does a good job of showing how that worked. Dany is the last heir of a ruling family. Cercei is the mother of a young king. Margorie marries into royalty and knows how to use her wifely influence and charitable activities. Brienne is ‘passing’ as a man in some respects. Arya…well I can’t speak to that. She’s just awesome! And scary.

      I also wish they could have used new costumes, though they definitely chose the best and most iconic from last season. I suspect that Brienne and Arya won’t change up much in any case.

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    17. Demon Monkey:
      I like Sophie’s interview and I agree that there is a feminist valence to Game of Thrones, but it isn’t true that women didn’t have power in the middle ages. It isn’t true that they didn’t rule kingdoms.

      Yeah, she’s used that talking point before, and I always kind of wince, because it’s not true. Indeed, both the books and the show actually underrepresent the roles women played in medieval society, if anything — GRRM’s ‘historical accuracy’, in that and other things, is often more about popular misconceptions of the period than the real history (e.g., the “rule of six” or the first night stuff). Sophie presumably hasn’t studied history either, so it’s obvious why she might think that, but all the same, it’s not true.

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    18. Bongo: Except they’re not real people and it’s about what is compelling, dynamic, and insightful storytelling. And Sophie knows that.

      It’s still a dumb choice. Have she forgotten he betrayed sansas father?

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    19. Shy Lady Dragon,

      I’m very well right now praise the lord,
      I know you didn’t so no need to remind me of what a lovely human being you are my friend, i wish there was a way for us to talk more you know about various stuff, this is a public forum after all.

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    20. That was a good interview. And she gave us some hints about her storyline in season 6. Sansa as leader? We’ll see.

      I don’t think Sophi’s trolling about LF on the throne because she always defends him in her interviews.

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    21. Shy Lady Dragon:
      JCDavis,

      I hope you will be chosen!
      OT, have you seen the latest episode of Vynil? It was in memory of David Bowie. I was thinking of you.

      Yeah. I haven’t missed one yet. I like it, but not in love with it. That said, the Bowie tribute last week was great. 🙂 Thank you for thinking of me. And it is a good way to pass the last four weeks until you know what starts. 😉 Hope all is well with you. Congrats on snagging the first Hodor spot on the thread. I have also been there a few times….I don’t think I ever wrote Hodor though…..Frodo, Dworkin and something else as I recall. 😀 How are you doing on your reading??

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    22. Sansa as a “leader” is going to take some serious writing on their part to be believable. We go from “hey, light a candle and maybe if we happen to see it with our medieval binoculars we’ll come help you” to “DA QUEEN IN DA NORF!” in what 5, 6, 7 episodes? Okey dokey.

      That being said almost nothing Sophie Turner has ever said in promotional interviews ever happens. So, yeah.

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    23. Tootie:
      Gah! I hope Sansa gets to kill Ramsay by sticking a red hot poker up his arse 70 times! Yes, I said it!

      70 times? That seems a tad bit excessive. 69 times should be more than sufficient.

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    24. Come on guys – Sophie and Maisie always outright troll to people’s faces in interviews. Obviously Sansa is one of the least likely characters to die in the show, and she knows how people react to her ‘view’ on LF. But she’s getting better at it, apparently.

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    25. cosca,

      You really can’t. Internet is not meant for it, except if you are in sync with some people and know their habits of joking or teasing. I myself just read Luka Nieto responding to something that I typed as a response to you. Where I said Garlan Tyrell is extremely important and I cannot wait to see what is up with him!

      He responded to that. Lol I don’t know what to even say to him!

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    26. grt:
      Sansa as a “leader” is going to take some serious writing on their part to be believable. We go from “hey, light a candle and maybe if we happen to see it with our medieval binoculars we’ll come help you” to “DA QUEEN IN DA NORF!” in what 5, 6, 7 episodes? Okey dokey.

      she has been there. “Winterfell is my home and you are not going to frighten me”. Ramsey forced her into submission but unlike with Theon he didn’t break her.

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    27. TormundsWoman,

      I thought it was clear given the context, and given that I said I was looking forward to the Sansa’s story above. But perhaps you’re right TW, for once.

      Nice cover. I bet you’re just dying to read chapter upon chapter about Garlan Tyrell eating grapes in the Reach. You liked Quentyn after all.

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    28. Team Hodor: she has been there. “Winterfell is my home and you are not going to frighten me”. Ramsey forced her into submission but unlike with Theon he didn’t break her.

      Ummm….Ramsay hasn’t had much time with her. He’s had eons to torture Theon…anyone including Sansa would be broken after having her ladyparts down there, or breasts, removed, having fingers flayed, living with the dogs in filth and dirty clothes, being tortured in other ways to endure extreme pain and degradation.

      Ramsay just hasn’t had enough time with Sansa and of course, everything points to him not getting that time. So, yay!

      But don’t compare the two like Sansa is stronger than Theon….

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    29. Shaina,

      Sansa doesn’t know Littlefinger betrayed her father!! As for Sophie, she will probably say anything to get out of a question she has been asked since season 1.

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    30. Somehow, I don’t think there will be an Iron Throne for much longer. King’s Landing will be destroyed and in a classically biblical way too.

      The North will return to self-rule or self-governing. House Stark will be restored to power, and re-forge the link with Night’s King, and his forces.
      The South will have its mirror of The North, once alliances are formed. (Probably after more battling too.)
      Dany won’t be as welcome as she thinks. Her dragons, you see. People recall all that had transpired before under Targaryen Rule, and with their dragons. She really would have to do something unlike anything she’s proven capable of before.

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    31. Wilber’s Forza Danza,

      Such forecasts often make me wonder, whether you get any history lessons at you secondary schools in US/UK of wherever you are from? Of cause, it all depends of GRRM and D&D, but in a real world the war with WW would move Westeros towards unification, integration, and centralization, especially taking into account that most of the great houses (if not all of them) will be gone by the end.

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    32. Amanda Peet remains as completely gorgeous as ever. I hope she has a cameo before the end. I could see her in a flashback as the Mad King’s wife, Queen Rhaella. Or as an Essosi noblewoman in Pentos or Volantis or Braavos.

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    33. I want to go to Belfast, find D&D drinking in a bar, walk up to them and say in my worst British accent, “Send a raven to Casterly Rock.”

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    34. Tootie: Ummm….Ramsay hasn’t had much time with her. He’s had eons to torture Theon…anyone including Sansa would be broken after having her ladyparts down there, or breasts, removed, having fingers flayed, living with the dogs in filth and dirty clothes, being tortured in other ways to endure extreme pain and degradation.

      Ramsay just hasn’t had enough time with Sansa and of course, everything points to him not getting that time. So, yay!

      But don’t compare the two like Sansa is stronger than Theon….

      I don’t compare the two that way. I am just saying Theon is completly broken (but maybe recovering now) while Sansa is not. I am just saying that the character development from Sansa putting Ramsey’s lover into her place to Queen in the North is not that big as it seams to be. She was still a little bit naive to fully trust on Littlefinger, but she is developing to be a ruler. Not the smartest ruler, but a ruler nonetheless.

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    35. HotPinkLipstick:
      Amanda Peet is giving an Emmy-worthy performance on Togetherness.Really like her.

      I’m glad someone else is watching that show. I think she’s great in it.

      JCDavis:

      I also think that Sophie did a great job answering questions.The interviewer asked some good ones and hells bells, what is she supposed to say? But for what she could say I thought she handled herself very well.

      Already got an entry for the season 6 premier. I don’t have a thing to wear, but it would be lovely to be chosen.

      I agree. Sophie has gotten much better at interviewing as the seasons have progressed.

      Oh! If you win, feel free to shop my closets. I have at least 7 lovely formals in my closet (too many charity auctions over the years, I’m afraid) and at least 4 prom dresses belonging to my daughters that are just hanging there. And I can’t be the only one here. I’m sure we can find you something suitable. Wouldn’t winning that contest be a grand adventure?! I hope it is a WotW fan that wins!

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    36. Team Hodor:
      She was still a little bit naive to fully trust on Littlefinger, but she is developing to be a ruler.

      I don’t really see it. The only political thing she’s done on the show was in 408, and she systematically squandered every advantage that brought her in 501, then spent the rest of the season doing nothing and then trying to escape.

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    37. Kay: I could see her in a flashback as the Mad King’s wife, Queen Rhaella. Or as an Essosi noblewoman in Pentos or Volantis or Braavos.

      Model-thin as she is, I think she would be more convincing as one of the starving smallfolk. Looking well-fed was a point of pride for the aristocracy back in the old days.

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    38. Demon Monkey:
      I like Sophie’s interview and I agree that there is a feminist valence to Game of Thrones, but it isn’t true that women didn’t have power in the middle ages. It isn’t true that they didn’t rule kingdoms.

      It’s true what you say. They absolutely did.

      I also agree with her ‘stop talking about a TV show when there is real stuff happening’ statement. A furore erupted over a rape in a wedding night in a show, when unfortunately rape in forced marriage is not uncommon all over the world, and Daesh kidnap girls to sell them into sex slavery. I think the show is only representing a reality people don’t want to face… they should talk about the reality instead!

      Now hopefully this will be the last time she is asked to justify that scene in an interview, as I think it’s massively unfair on her.

      NB I am sure she is trolling about Baelish. That ending would leave soooo many unsatisfied readers and watchers. It’s pretty bad writing when you build up to the death of a character and then allow them to dodge karmic retribution, chortling at the world. By contrast, look at the treatment of our good guys. Ned Stark’s death was well set up throughout GoT and Robb’s demise also had a chilling inevitability about it.

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    39. Shaina: It’s still a dumb choice. Have she forgotten he betrayed sansas father?

      The character of Sansa doesn’t know this. It’s one of the plot devices that might bring her in contact with the Hound again – because he was there at the time and saw it. Whether D&D choose to fire this gun is, of course, a matter to be seen.

      Sophie herself is trolling. Either that or she secretly hankers after a super nihilistic ending. Book LF would make slightly more sense as a ruler because of his humanising traits. Show LF is a bit like Satan and therefore nobody would like to see him as a king. 😛

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