Sansa, the quiet, sometime simpering Stark sister in hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones is set to become a little more “bad ass” in series four.
According to Sophie Turner, the 18-year-old actress who plays her, Sansa is poised to “manipulate” and “seduce.”
“I think [Sansa]’s a bad ass in a very different way [to Ayra Stark, her younger sister]. She’s like a sponge – she’s absorbing everything she’s learned from Cersei and Margaery. She’s put on the façade of her former self for this past year and she’s finally going to drop that and begin to manipulate some people,” Turner said at last night’s UK premiere of the show’s much-anticipated fourth series.
She added that she thinks Sansa’s been most influenced by evil King Joffrey’s new bride-to-be Margaery Tyrell, saying: “Cersei is just outwardly vile whereas Margaery puts on this façade of a sweet, innocent little girl but she’s scheming behind it…[Sansa]’s learning. She’s going to learn how to use her femininity to get what she wants, seduce…”
From the teasers and trailers we’ve been treated to, we can see that the fourth series of Game of Thrones will feature the eldest Stark girl coming to terms with the brutal deaths of her mother and brother at the Red Wedding. Recently married to Tyrion Lannister against her will, Sansa is living a life of unhappiness. But maybe not for long, if her newly found scheming skills get her anywhere…
Game of Thrones is back on Monday 7 April on Sky Atlantic.
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