WALTER SCOTT ASKS... SOPHIE TURNER

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She was only 15 when she made her TV act­ing de­but in 2011 as Sansa Stark on HBO’s fan­tasy-drama Game of Thrones. Now Sophie Turner, 21, looks for­ward to sea­son seven, pre­mier­ing July 16, in which her char­ac­ter ma­tures from a pawn into a ma­jor power player.

What can we ex­pect this sea­son? There’s less feud­ing. Char­ac­ters are com­ing to­gether. There are al­liances formed by peo­ple who haven’t met each other or haven’t seen each other in a long time.

Sansa’s had a tough life. What was the hard­est scene for you to film? The rape scene was pretty dif­fi­cult. For ob­vi­ous rea­sons, it was an un­com­fort­able day on set. But there are also lit­tle things. I re­mem­ber in sea­son . . . maybe three, I had to sing, and that was chal­leng­ing—I’m a ter­ri­ble singer and it was out of my com­fort zone.

The end is com­ing: GOT will con­clude after sea­son eight. How does know­ing that af­fect the feel­ing on the set? We’re all very much mak­ing the most of it. We don’t go home on the week­end as much. We stay, hang out and just en­joy be­ing with each other for as long as we have.

You’re also re­turn­ing to the role of tele­pathic mu­tant Jean Grey in next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. What made Jean at­trac­tive to you? I loved her vul­ner­a­bil­ity, that she wasn’t your typ­i­cal su­per­hero who was born with amaz­ing pow­ers and could do ev­ery­thing straight­away. She strug­gled with com­ing to terms with her power and un­lock­ing it slowly but surely, and learn­ing and de­vel­op­ing over time.

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