Sophie Turner, who has played Sansa Stark in Game Of Thrones since the show’s very first episode, has been chatting a little about the show’s final end. Filming has wrapped on Game Of Thrones season 8, which will air next year and bring the show to an end. Unsurprisingly, it sounds like emotions were running high as filming wrapped up.
“It’s like a divorce, or a death in the family, leaving Sansa behind, and leaving people behind,” Turner has said to Digital Spy in a new interview.
“I think the divorce from the character is the hardest thing for me,” she added, “because my adolescence has just been ‘Sophie and Sansa’. Sometimes, you get both worlds mixed up. So leaving Sansa behind is like leaving a big part of my growing up behind.
“A lot of it was influenced by her. So it’s really strange not having that crutch to lean on. But I’ll be fine! I’ll be fine! I promise!”
Tuner went on to talk about the bizarre feeling when someone would wrap up their work on the show. It kind of sounds like an end-of-school vibe, when you’re not sure which people you’ll stay in touch with.
“It’s been a really strange few months, having everyone wrap in front of us,” she said. “And it really is like each one is kind of dying off… not in the show this time, but in real life. It’s saying goodbye to someone and being like, ‘God, will I ever see them again?’
“It’s so strange. I think I’ll only really know how I’m feeling when next year comes about, and I’m not filming Game of Thrones, and I’m looking for a job desperately!”
Somehow, we don’t think Turner will struggle for work. She’s done exceptional work in Thrones, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix is on her slate as well.
As we hear more Game Of Thrones news, we’ll be sure to pass it on.