Exactly two months from today, Game of Thrones will finally return with the Season 5 Premiere, which may be the most anticipated season yet, following the successful IMAX screenings last month and the A Day in the Life special that aired last weekend. One story line that fans are waiting for is the new journey of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who reluctantly fled Kings Landing with Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen). The actress recently spoke about Season 5 in a new interview with The Huffington Post, where she teased that this season is even more shocking than the Red Wedding.
"There's some massive moments, perhaps even more shocking than the Red Wedding type of thing. There's like a lot going on this season. There's also, you know, a lot of blood, a lot of death. And a lot of people kind of come far. And there are a few familiar faces around as well."
Given the massive age difference between Sansa, a teenager, and Littlefinger, a man in his 40s, some fans find this plot line fairly creepy, especially when they both kissed at the end of Season 4. Sophie Turner, on the other hand, enjoys this story, and how Sansa can manipulate Littlefinger.
"I kind of love the storyline. I mean, for some viewers, it's very creepy, but that's kind of what it's supposed to be. It's supposed to be this very messed up, twisted relationship in which Sansa knows she can manipulate Littlefinger to get what she wants, and he can do the same with her. And together they create this amazing kind of tag team. And, you know, to outsiders, it's very messed up and strange, but to her it's the only way she can get what she wants, and finally she has that power, so she's gonna use it."
Sansa will also have a much different look than in seasons past, which the actress also reflected on, revealing that the old Sansa has been completely "left behind."
"This thing about this whole change for her, changing the dark hair and changing the structure and the color of the dress, was a very conscious decision for her to kind of get away from her mother's Tully roots and really, you know, form something of a House of her own. She wanted to completely change everything everyone has ever known about her. So it's just like a massive transformation. There's no Sansa left behind, and I think not just in the way that she appears but in the way that she's thinking now. How she's become this, like, massive manipulator in a way.