‘Game of Thrones’ Producer and Sophie Turner Talk Sansa Stark

Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones ended on a brutal note that sent the Internet buzzing.

(Spoilers ahead!)

The wedding between Sansa Stark and Ramsay Bolton happened this week and although there was no blood spilt during the ceremony, there were plenty of tears afterward. Ramsay took no time showing his new bride his true colors, resulting in poor Sansa lost her virginity to rape on her wedding night. Could it get much worse for her you ask? Well, Psycho Ramsay had Theon stay for the entire thing, for starters.

Following that scene, viewers needed some answers and thankfully Sansa herself, Sophie Turner, and show producer Bryan Cogman, who also wrote the episode, spilled a few details about the awful scene and what’s ahead for the saddest Stark during recent chats with Entertainment Weekly.

Sansa’s wedding night with Ramsay will probably go down as one of the worst scenes in Game of Thrones history (or at the very least one of the more controversial ones), but surprisingly enough, Sophie didn’t hate it at all. “When I read that scene, I kinda loved it. I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up. It’s also so daunting for me to do it. I’ve been making [producer Bryan Cogman] feel so bad for writing that scene: “I can’t believe you’re doing this to me!” But I secretly loved it.”

After watching the episode, a common question among fans was “Why Sansa?”. “This is Game of Thrones,” Cogman told the site. “This isn’t a timid little girl walking into a wedding night with Joffrey. This is a hardened woman making a choice [meaning “Sansa’s choice to marry Ramsay and walk into that room with him”] and she sees this as the way to get back her homeland. Sansa has a wedding night in the sense she never thought she would with one of the monsters of the show. It’s pretty intense and awful and the character will have to deal with it.”

You can read more of what Sophie and Bryan had to say in their interviews over at Entertainment Weekly.

Let us know what you thought about THAT scene from Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones in the comments below.

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