Raise your hand if you cheered when Sansa Stark finally entered the game near the end of this season of Game of Thrones. Well, Sophie Turner had just as much fun donning that crow-feather dress and scheming with Littlefinger, because she told Vulture she wants to see Sansa go even darker next season. As in, a combination Red and Purple Wedding killing spree.
While we would compare Turner’s darker Sansa to Vampire Willow (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the actress pulled out an entirely different geeky analogy:
Yeah, she’s like the evil twin of Sansa! Actually, that’s the real Sansa, to be honest. That’s how I look at her. The Sansa who’s been lurking in the shadows. She’s like Gollum and Sméagol. [Chuckles.]
And yes, she would totally do the voices:
You know, I was considering it. I was considering being like … [lapses into Gollum noises]. Just put that in. [Laughs.] But she’s the real Sansa. The Sansa you saw up until season four… I mean, in season one, that’s who she was. But in seasons two, three, and four, she was kind of using the facade of her season one self, to deceive. So I think what we’ve done, you missed seeing the progression into the dark Sansa, and we’re just seeing it suddenly emerge, because she’s been deceiving people with this mask. Or at least that’s how I see it!
Turner was excited to hear that Sansa may have a controversial storyline in The Winds of Winter, though we don’t yet know what that will be. But yet again, she went super-sociopath with her dream plotline:
I would love for her to go on a massive killing spree! But not like with a sword. Poison, or something. Like a huge, huge killing spree. A mass murder. I think that would be kind of fun to play. I think I’m starting to have a dark side as well! After all this…
We credit her upcoming role as Mary Shelley with this twisted thinking. Or, you know, having to live and grow up in a fictional world where nothing nice ever happens.