Sophie Turner rules out the possibility of a Sansa Stark 'Game of Thrones' spin-off
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has comprehensively ruled out the possibility of reprising her role as Sansa Stark in a spin-off of the TV show.
Turner, 23, has been on the show since its inception, and after a rocky start her character became one of the central pillars of Game of Thrones. So much so, that Sansa (spoiler) ends up being crowned Queen of the North, and after so much suffering along the way, becomes a bit of a silent badass.
Here's that crowning (pun intended) moment of Sansa:
But sadly, folks, we're not going to get any more Sansa than we've got at the moment. Sophie Turner, who is also set to star as Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, said that the ship had sailed on Sansa Stark, and that she was just about ready to move on.
"I think it's time to say goodbye to Sansa. I'm ready... ish, to say goodbye to her," Turner said to Sky News, having spent around a decade as Sansa. "I think my watch has ended. It's been 10 years of my life and the best 10 years of my life by far. I finished in a very happy place with Sansa and it's time to let her go. I feel like if I played her again it would be just be more trauma."
Sansa Stark - sorry, Sophie Turner - is glad for one thing, though; no longer does she have to hold her tongue about the biggest enemy of Game of Thrones: spoilers. "It is nice to not have to keep these secrets any more," she said.
"It's been a long time just having to keep everything so under wraps, so that's really enjoyable. But now I miss it. As soon as it finishes, now I'm like; 'I wish I was still keeping those secrets. I wish I had snipers at my head - HBO snipers.'"
Here's Sophie Turner in her latest role:
But Sophie Turner is now focusing on the future - primarily, her future in the superhero movie scene. Our new Jean Grey says that the superhero craze gripping the box office at the moment is a good thing, pointing to all the diversity that's emerged as a result.
"Right now we're at a time in superhero movies where there's such diversity - there's women leading movies, there's Black Panther, the first Asian superhero movie is being written. That's something that's really exciting to be a part of."
X-Men: Dark Phoenix premieres in theatres June 5.