[ SPOILER ALERT ]
When Sansa Stark’s marriage to the sadistic Ramsay Bolton was first arranged, the audience knew things were going to be awful for her.
But even hardcore GoT fans were shocked when on her wedding night, Sansa was raped.
Many are decrying the scene — which happened to a different character in the books — as unnecessary or gratuitous.
But how did actress Sophie Turner feel about it? She LOVED it! She revealed:
“When I read that scene, I kinda loved it. I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up. It’s also so daunting for me to do it. I’ve been making [producer Bryan Cogman] feel so bad for writing that scene: ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this to me!’ But I secretly loved it.”
Many fans of the show were so disgusted by Sansa’s storyline that they have vowed to quit watching.
But for Sophie, this entire season was just as exciting as it was shocking. She explained:
“Last season [director] Alex Graves decided to give me hints. He was saying, ‘You get a love interest next season.” And I was all, “I actually get a love interest!’ So I get the scripts and I was so excited and I was flicking through and then I was like, “Aw, are you kidding me!?” I thought the love interest was going to be like Jaime Lannister or somebody who would take care of me. But then I found out it was Ramsay and I’m back at Winterfell. I love the fact she’s back home reclaiming what’s hers. But at the same time she’s being held prisoner in her own home. When I got the scripts, it was bit like, dude, I felt so bad for her. But I also felt excited because it was so sick…
I think it’s going to be the most challenging season for me so far just because it’s so emotional for her. It’s not just crying all the time, like seasons 2 or 3, it’s super messed up.”
What did YOU think of the controversial scene??
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