- Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) posted a photo of herself asleep on the set of the show in celebration of the Season 8 premiere tonight.
- Some fans questioned whether the photo was a possible spoiler for Sansa’s death this season.
- Turner hasn’t clarified when the photo was taken.
Sophie Turner, AKA Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, is celebrating the premiere of Season 8 tonight, but some fans think she might’ve teased some juicy details. The 23-year-old actress shared a behind-the-scenes shot of herself in costume on set this afternoon, fast asleep under a blue blanket.
“In honour of the final season of Thrones premiering tonight …. Here’s a picture of me asleep on set,” she captioned the post. Turner didn’t specify during which season the picture was taken—it could’ve been from an earlier episode rather than one in Season 8—but that didn’t stop some followers from speculating about Sansa’s fate.
Some commenters simply took the post at face value and joked along (“OMG Sansa dies! 🤣,” one wrote), but others wondered if the shot was from a possible death scene. Responses like “You definitely look dead here but okay,” “DOES THIS MEAN SANSA IS GONNA DIE,” and “WHAT IF THIS IS A SPOILER GUYS,” piled up in Turner’s comments. At the time of writing, she hasn’t directly replied to any of them.
It is quite possible Turner really was enjoying a nap between takes in the photo. Even her X-Men co-star Jessica Chastain commented that snoozing on set is “your favorite pastime.” Considering how secretive the cast is about the final episodes, it doesn’t seem likely that Turner would just make a big plot reveal hours before Season 8 even airs. If this photo does turn out to be a total fake out, Sophie Turner will have trolled us fantastically.
What we do know about Sansa’s plot line this season is that she’s “very much enjoying becoming a leader in her own right and the leader of Winterfell,” but she “has to go behind a few backs and risks tearing apart her family,” Turner told Entertainment Weekly.
We’ll finally see what Sansa is really up to when GoT returns tonight on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT.