Sophie Turner reveals who she thinks should sit on the Iron Throne. With the hit HBO fantasy/drama series Game of Thrones returning on July 16 for its highly anticipated seventh season, everyone has an opinion on who should sit on the coveted Iron Throne and rule Westeros, including the series stars.
During the season 6 finale ‘The Winds of Winter’, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) claimed the Iron Throne after blowing up her enemies (most of the King’s Landing-based characters) with wildfire resulting in her last son, King Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman) committing suicide. Fans were left with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) sailing toward Westeros with her dragons, army of unsullied, Dothraki horde, and new allies to claim the throne and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) being proclaimed the King in the North by his fellow countrymen.
In a new video interview with EW, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Sophie Turner break down which Stark family member they think deserves the Iron Throne and which one would be better of ruling Winterfell. While many of the actors responses were varied, Turner revealed she thinks her character Sansa deserves to rule Winterfell, but not Westeros. Here is what she said:
“I think the Stark that should rule Winterfell is Sansa because she deserves it and she’s a natural born leader,” Turner said. “But I don’t think she really wants the Iron Throne at all. Winterfell is just perfect for her. Jon Snow should be on the Iron Throne out of all the Starks. He’s kind of got the whole package and has a great team around him. I think he’d be quite a good king.”
Turner’s response is interesting becasue it has been hinted already (by Turner herself) that there’s going to be tension and jealously been Jon and Sansa, as she goes on a power trip after feeding her abusive husband Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) to his own hounds and gaining some agency in a world where she’s been powerless. We also agree that Jon would make a great king, once he deals with the White Walker threat of course.
Other responses included Hempstead-Wright who, at first, said Sansa deserves to rule Winterfell and Jon should sit on the Iron Throne, but then changed his mind and said Jon should rule Winterfell and Sansa Westeros. Harington thought Sansa should take the Iron Throne, while her sister Ayra rules Winterfell and Jon returns to the Wall. Williams thought Sansa should rule Winterfell with Ayra and Bran’s help and Jon should sit on the Iron Throne.
Those are all interesting choices, but given Game of Thrones‘ history of denying happy endings, do any of them seem likely? Fans only have 13 episodes left in the series before they find out.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO July 16 @9:00pm.