Sophie Turner says that some people are going to be unhappy with the 'Game of Thrones' finale
Game of Thrones has changed a lot over the years. Back in 2011, it was a fairly low budget show in which the biggest event of the season was an execution. By the seventh season, which aired earlier this year, we have full-out warfare with dragons entering the fray. And that doesn't even begin to touch on the army of ice zombies with their own reanimated fire-breathing beast to back them up.
This latest season moved all the pieces into place for a final confrontation between the forces of the living and the dead, setting fans up to be unbearably excited to see how it all turns out. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, recently talked to The Hollywood Reporter about how it feels to reach the end of the journey.
"It's exciting. Shooting these scenes, knowing how it ends now, finally, after years and years of being kept in anticipation. We're shooting all of our final scenes," she said. "It's getting incredibly emotional. It's very real now."
She also went on to describe how it felt to read the script for the final season:
"There's also an ambiguity every season when we would get the scripts: "Is this the season where we die?" To have made it this far is pretty unbelievable, considering the amount of deaths there have been. All of us have always had discussions about theories about what we think is going to happen — who's going to die, who's going to end up ruling.
"Now, we know. It almost feels like another one of our theories. It doesn't even feel like it's what's actually happening. It's very satisfying."
The series, which earned a golden globes nomination for best drama TV series this week for season 7, entered production on its final season a few months ago. This time the process will take even longer, with production expected to last until August 2018, and the show itself returning in 2019.
The actress spoke about what the final table read for the end of the show was like as someone who has been there since the very first episode:
"The first day of the actors coming in and that kind of production starting, the day where we had the final read-through for the final script, it was really bittersweet. It was hard. At the end of the very last script, they read aloud, "End of Game of Thrones." As soon as they read that out, pretty much everyone burst into tears."
Yet despite her own emotional reaction to the script, Turner has a warning for those eagerly anticipating the show, who may end up being "disappointed" with how it all turns out.
"For the people, when they watch it, I hope there’s going to be some satisfaction in that it’s come to an end and that’s how it goes. There will be some people who are disappointed, I’m sure, because they will want certain people to end up in certain places."
This fits with how Game of Thrones has worked in the past, with fan-favorite characters being killed off and the most horrible and undeserving of people falling into positions of power. It seems like we're far more likely to end up with a bittersweet conclusion, rather than a traditional happy ending.