Sophie Turner reveals 'a lot of fans will be disappointed' with the 'Game of Thrones' finale
For the past seven and a half years, Game of Thrones fans have had their hearts torn apart dozens of times by the show's constant plot twists and character deaths. From Eddard Stark to Oberyn to poor old Hodor, the HBO series really hasn't done a great job at keeping everyone's favourite characters safe and well - so much so that many of us just want it to be over to prevent us from going through even more sadness.
And, come next year, we will get our wish, as the final season is set to air on April 21st, 2019.
Not much is known about the upcoming series yet, although some stars of the cast have come forward to give a few little hints about what to expect.
Sophie Turner is the most recent cast-member to have given her opinion on the long-awaited final series - but what she has to say hasn't exactly made a lot of people feel all that hopeful.
In a new interview with IGN, Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, revealed that the ending was satisfactory for those who worked on the show - but she doesn't think it will be for all of those who have watched along for the best part of a decade.
"[There were] a lot of tears. I think, you know, as an actor it was really satisfying - I think for everyone, everyone’s storylines - to be able to act out the way that it all ends. It was really satisfying for us," Turner said.
"Who knows if it will be satisfying for the fans. I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon, I think. I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking to read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones’. That was really emotional."
Turner then went on to give a bit of a hint about where her character ends up by the finale.
"[Sansa] kind of takes ownership over who she is and what she stands for," she said. "Over the course of the series she’s been completely unaware of what she wants, where she wants to be, who she really is, and at the end of this season, I feel she is the most self-assured character in the show."
But, as for how she felt about stepping down from a role that she's held since she was just a kid, Turner said the experience was "really bittersweet."
It's not all bad news for Turner, however, as she's already bagged herself a role as Jean Grey. Even so, she's not letting herself get too comfortable with it. "I approach every project as if it’s my last just in case because I don’t want to be let down," she said. "But I think with the ending of this story there’s always room to do more X-Men."
For now, it doesn't seem she's going to give up any further details about Game of Thrones - so it looks like we'll just have to wait.