Sansa Stark might have gotten out of King’s Landing, but she’s not in a much better situation in the Eyrie with her Aunt Lysa. It’s a twist in pure “Game of Thrones” style, and one Sansa wasn’t particularly pleased to see play out.
“I know that Sansa, when she gets to see her aunt, it’s this huge relief. She thinks this is amazing, she’s got another family member, finally someone she can trust, and she can use Lysa to get back with the rest of her family. See if she has any more information, and … it turns out once again that you can’t really trust anyone in this world, because some people are just psychos,” Sophie Turner tells Zap2it.
Lysa Arryn is definitely one of those. Viewers likely never lost the mental image from Season 1 of Lysa letting her young son Robin breastfeed far past a normal age. Sansa has to deal with some breastfeeding weirdness at about this point in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, though Turner says that plot won’t play out exactly the same way in the show that it does in the novels.
“I don’t think I saw any of that weird breastfeedingness. I haven’t experienced that yet. Save it until I’m 18 when I can get my breasts out. I’m so excited,” she says sarcastically, then says seriously, “It’s not going to happen.”
As for Sansa’s relationship with Petyr Baelish, Turner acknowledges, “He’s definitely a bit of a pedo, I feel.” She jokes of the lack of pedophiles in “Game of Thrones,” “We’ve got sex, violence; we don’t have pedophiles.”
This Eyrie setting is as new for Turner as it is for Sansa. In addition to working with a new cast, she also is shooting in new locations — and new climates.
When asked if she likes the change in location, Turner teases, “No, I like being warm. Why would I want to get out? We shoot the [King’s Landing] interiors in Belfast, and the rest in Croatia. I didn’t like being outside [for the Eyrie]. But it’s pretty cool.”
That shot was released early on in the promotion, well before show watchers knew Sansa would get out of King’s Landing. Turner admits she was surprised that spoilery scene was revealed prior to the season premiering.
“I think it could be a little deceiving. It’s kind of ambiguous, I guess,” Turner says. “There’s the snow falling, so I don’t know if people would think, ‘Oh, Sansa is maybe dreaming about Winterfell’ or something. I don’t know. I was kind of surprised, but it didn’t give too much away. But it’s teasing. They do it well.”
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.