The understatement of the decade: Sansa Stark has had a rough go on Game of Thrones. Thankfully, it seems she’s finally going to catch a break in season 6, which Sophie Turner says will be a big season for Sansa.
“I mean this season is a really, really big one for Sansa,” the actress said during EW’s SAG Awards party on Friday in Los Angeles. “It’s probably her best season yet. It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good.”
Last season saw Sansa returning to her home of Winterfell to marry the psychotic Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and crossed paths with Theon (Alfie Allen) in the process. While Sansa’s fate was unclear during the finale, Turner further teased that fans are “finally getting that storyline that you’ve been craving for the past five seasons.”
“It was amazing because the past five seasons, it feels like it’s been building up and up to that,” she said. “You can only suffer so much before she finally gets her, the respect that she deserves.”
And, of course, what Game of Thrones season would be complete without some major shockers in store?
“I mean this season there’s like so many shocks, it’s massive,” Turner continued. “It’s the biggest season yet. And just like in terms of character development, so many people’s storylines, I’m so excited for. I’m so excited to see Alfie’s one this season. It’s going to be good.”
Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere April 24.
—Reporting by C. Molly Smith.