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Why Sansa Isn't Fit For The Throne, According To Sophie Turner

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We've written about how Sansa could be the leader Westeros needs, and apparently Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner doesn't seem to agree. Here's why Sansa isn't fit for the iron throne, according to the actress:

I think the Stark that should rule Winterfell is Sansa because she deserves it and she's a natural born leader but I don't think she wants the Iron Throne at all. I think Winterfell is just perfect for her.

Sophie Turner was a bit sparse on details as to why Sansa wasn't up to the task to rule the Seven Kingdoms when she spoke to EW, but her words about ruling Winterfell were echoed by all the Stark sibling actors. Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright both agree that Winterfell should belong to Sansa with Jon Snow on the throne, while the now comfortable Kit Harington elevates Sansa to the queen, puts Arya in charge of Winterfell, and Jon Snow back on the wall. With so many voices clamoring for Sansa to rule Winterfell, could this be a tease of things to come in Season 7?

Right now Jon Snow is running things in Winterfell, but as every Game Of Thrones fan noticed, Sansa was a bit disappointed to not be named Queen In The North. She wasn't the only one, as Littlefinger did a far worse job at hiding his disappointment than she, and now all this chatter from the actors begs the question of whether we'll see either of them do anything about it when the show returns this Sunday. While Sansa may have some devious plans, Sophie Turner seems to support Jon Snow's claim to the iron throne:

I think Jon Snow should be on the Iron Throne out of all the Starks. I think he's got the whole package and he has a great team around him. I think he'd be quite a good king.

It's interesting to hear Sophie Turner say Sansa doesn't want the throne considering that seemed to be all her character wanted at the beginning of Game Of Thrones. Apparently, the past handful of years seem to have taught Sansa that royalty isn't everything, and sometimes just having a day where you aren't tortured, on the run, or playing the pawn in a larger game is a nice day.

The long wait for Season 7 of Game Of Thrones will finally come to an end when the series returns Sunday, July 16th at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Sophie Turner fans should check out the actress talking about the awkward way she learned something about sex when she first read the script for the series, while fans of great summer programming should visit our summer premiere guide and see all the shows worth following this season.

Mick Joest

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