Sophie Turner speaks out on the 'unpredictable' ending of the last season of 'Game of Thrones'
It's safe to say that the final instalment of Game of Thrones is probably one of the most hotly-anticipated seasons of television drama ever, and everyone I know is absolutely frothing at the mouth to find out what the ultimate fate of Westeros might be. Will Daenerys and Jon be able to unite to defeat the Night's Kind and his legion of undead White Walkers? Or will the unholy army bring an endless winter to the Seven Kingdoms, and murder off every character who has survived to see season seven?Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have been pretty coy when it comes to details of what we can expect when the next season airs (currently scheduled to premiere in 2019) but they have promised us a thrilling and spectacular conclusion.
Still, that hasn't stopped the fanbase from being hungry for spoilers, and the community is dedicated to gleaning every single scrap of info they can about season eight ... which is why some tell-tale comments from Sophie Turner (aka: Sansa Stark herself) have left them extremely intrigued.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Turner stated that the fans will enjoy the ending because of how unpredictable it will be, stating: "For me – without giving anything away, I guess – I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show’s ending really is. People have come up with so many fan theories about how it’s going to end, and who will end up where, and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I’m very satisfied with that, and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that, too."
Sophie added that the creators have “upped the ante” when it comes to the battle scenes, and even stated that a number of alternate endings have been filmed, to better help keep the details of the final season secret. It's been a busy time for Sophie, who recently got engaged to musician and heartthrob Joe Jonas. Sophie is also set to reprise the role of telepath Jean Grey in the fourth instalment of Bryan Singer's rebooted superhero franchise X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
The movie, which has been delayed due to last minute reshoots, will be an adaptation of Chris Claremont's classic Dark Phoenix Saga, which sees the heroic Jean corrupted by the extraterrestrial power of the Shi'ar Phoenix Force due to the machinations of the villainous Jason Wyngarde, forcing her teammates to fight against her.
Commenting on the new movie, Sophie stated that it was: "A lot more emotion-based, much more grounded. There are, of course, those supernatural elements, but this one is really character-driven – a really emotional story about a girl battling with a deadly mix of mental health problems and being a superhero." Well, I don't know about you guys but all these hints have got me feeling quite excited. 2019 can't come soon enough if you ask me.