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Will Game Of Thrones' Sansa Remain Ruthless In Season 7? Here's What The Actress Says

Sansa in Season 7

It's almost hard to believe, but after a long year of waiting, HBO's Game of Thrones is almost upon us. Season 7 will arrive in just a few short weeks, bringing the fandom one major step closer to the massively popular series' ending. With just two short season left, we should expect the remaining characters to make major moves in the Great Game, likely changing themselves and Westeros in the process. One of the characters that has made the most drastic changes over the years is Sansa Stark, who saved Winterfell and got Ramsay's blood on her hands last season. But will she continue to be ruthless and vicious in Season 7? Maybe not.

Sophie Clarke has been doing press rounds ahead of Game of Thrones' seventh season. When speaking with Time, she revealed where Sansa's moral compass currently lies, and that she is still inherently a good person.

I do wonder if she'll falter a little. She's spent so long trying to survive and see her family again --- it's the only thing that's kept her going and motivated, when so many times, she could have given up. So I think she may change a little, but at the end of the day, I think her heart is still good. The way she deals with her problems and her enemies may be different from how she would have dealt with them in the day when she was 13 or so.

Well, there we have it. Despite Littlefinger's tutelage and her clear resentment toward Jon, it looks like Sansa is still a good person. So we probably shouldn't expect her to go behind Jon's back and make some moves to dethrone him in Winterfell.

Sansa's character arc was one of the most fascinating in Season 6. After seeing the eldest Stark daughter victimized for six years, it was about time that Sansa finally got to become a powerful player in the Game. After escaping Ramsay's torture, she came into her own as a leader alongside Jon and Brienne at Castle Black. And when Jon's forces very nearly lost the Battle of Winterfell, Sansa came through with Littlefinger's Riders of the Vale to save the day.

But when Jon was given credit for the victory and named the King in the North, you could feel Sansa's resentment. In addition to clinching the victory to retake Winterfell, Sansa is also the most logical heir to Ned Stark. Jon is a bastard and Bran is presumed dead, so it should be Sansa's time. And when Jon was named the King in the North by the Northern Houses, her knowing look toward Littlefinger seemed to hint at her more insidious motives.

We'll just have to wait and see how Sansa continues to develop when Game of Thrones returns for Season 7 on July 16, 2017. In the meantime, check out our summer premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.