Every new season of Game of Thrones brings its fair share of death, and from what we can gather so far, Season 6 will be no different. Last week, series star Liam Cunningham teased that there will be a surprising number of dead bodies this year, although we'll have to wait until the April 24 to find out if anyone loses their life in the premiere. Actress Sophie Turner, whose character Sansa Stark has managed to survive through the first five seasons, recently revealed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that she actually wants her character to be killed off at some point. Here's what she had to say about what she would like to see if she were writing the ending for Game of Thrones.
"I don't want to survive and I want Littlefinger to end up on the throne. If you're on Game of Thrones and you don't have a cool death scene, then what's the point? I think it would be really disappointing if I got to the end and I was okay."
Ironically, the last time we saw Sansa Stark, some thought she might have been dead. In the Season 5 finale, Sansa escaped Winterfell with the help of her old friend Theon (Alfie Allen), as they both jumped from the high Winterfell walls. We never see them land, but the actress confirmed that she lands in a pile of snow. While she wouldn't reveal any specific details, the actress did shed some light on Season 6, teasing that characters will start to come together again after going their separate ways in the first five seasons.
"The past five seasons have kind of been everyone spreading out and going their separate ways, and it's very sparse. Season 6 feels like everything is kind of coming together. There are story lines intertwining and people are coming together, forming alliances with other characters, and everyone is kind of coming towards the same goal. This season is about her taking charge and being a leader, rather than just a pawn in someone else's game. This is a big season for her. She's really gonna thrive this season."
In related news, Entertainment Weekly has debuted new character portraits, featuring Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell). These characters were all featured on the EW magazine covers that debuted earlier today. Take a look at Sophie Turner's full video interview below, along with the new character portraits.