Sophie Turner does not want Sansa Stark ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off series saying, “I think it’s time to say goodbye to Sansa.”
The 23-year-old actress spoke to Sky News about her breakthrough role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones after landing in Beijing, China to promote her new X-Men film Dark Phoenix.
The actress said, “I’m ready-ish to say goodbye to her. I think my watch has ended.”
Goodbye Sansa Stark
The Game of Thrones star stated, “It’s been 10 years of my life and the best 10 years of my life by far. I finished in a very happy place with Sansa and it’s time to let her go. I feel like if I played her again it would be just be more trauma.”
Turner shared an emotional tribute to her character on Instagram after the series finale.
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Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me. To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Stars
Sophie Turner arrived in Beijing along with her X-Men co-stars, Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, and others. Turner plays the role of Jean Grey and Fassbender plays powerful mutant Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto. Sheridan portrays mutant Scott Summers/Cyclops who develops a relationship with Jean.
The film is produced by Hutch Parker. While talking to Digital Spy, Parker said that: “There was more of a cosmic story… the story ended in space in a much more significant way. We actually shifted that to be back on Earth, most notably, so that we can involve our main characters and see them come together.”
He continued saying, “We wanted the family to be the thing that motivated Jean to finally embrace her identity, and finally, to allow love to be what allows her to transcend and evolve.”
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The movie will release on 5 June in UK and 7 June in USA.