Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Sansa star reveals ’emotional’ finale will DIVIDE fans
GAME OF THRONES actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the fantasy drama, revealed the final series would divide fans with its “heartbreaking” ending, but said season eight was satisfying for an actor.
Game of Thrones season 8 will mark the end of the hit HBO series, however the finale may not be to everyone’s liking, claimed actress Sophie Turner.
Sophie, who portrays Sansa Stark, admitted the series could divide the show’s loyal fanbase due to its “heartbreaking” ending.
Despite the storyline being “really satisfying” for actors, Sophie believes it may “disappoint” some viewers.
Speaking about the finale, Sophie said: “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.”
However, she confessed to being unsure how the public would react to the programme and told IGN she thought the series would split fans.
“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,” she offered.
Sophie, 22, also revealed an eagerness to find out how followers of the show will respond to the season she found “emotional”.
She said: “I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just heartbreaking.
“To read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones’. That was really emotional.”
Teasing the plot for her character Sansa, Sophie stated: “She kind of takes ownership over who she is and what she stands for.
“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.”
Sophie’s comments come after Iain Glen, who portrays Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO hit, told Express.co.uk season 8 would be full of surprises.
Although 57-year-old Iain could not divulge the nature of those surprises, he did tease the “special” final scripts.
He said: “We all sat down for the read-through of six feature-length episodes. They took longer to film, cost more, and are more surprising.
“Read like the six best scripts [with] monumental set pieces.”
When asked what his final day on set was like, Iain confessed: “It was very emotional.
“Game of Thrones will stick with us all forever and we were very lucky to have been a part of the show.”
Iain confessed: “The reality won’t sink in until it comes to next year when we should be filming, but we’re not.”
Game of Thrones season 8 debuts in 2019.