With Game of Thrones season 8 (opens in new tab) just days away, little tidbits of information about the final season are surfacing all over the place. The latest of which might hint at Sansa Stark leaving Winterfell behind for somewhere a lot warmer… potential Game of Thrones spoilers to follow.
When I sat down to talk to the Game of Thrones cast about season 8 (opens in new tab) earlier this year, I quizzed them on their final days of filming (opens in new tab). While most actors managed to keep their reactions spoiler-free, Sophie Turner – who’s played Sansa Starkon the show since the very beginning – may have let something significant slip.
“My last day was in Spain,” she told me. “We’d been shooting this really long scene for five days in the heat. And I was like, ‘Please just wrap me, so that I can be over and done with it.’ And I didn’t really feel emotional up to that point. I was like, ‘I don’t think I’m going to have a reaction. I don’t feel sad yet.’”
The key bit of information here is that Turner’s last day of filming was in sunny Spain, AKA definitely not where the show shoots scenes for the cold and wintery Winterfell, the location where her character currently is as of the end of Game of Thrones season 7 (opens in new tab).
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It’s important to remember that just because Turner’s last day of filming was in Spain, that doesn’t mean this is Sansa’s final scene as scenes are usually shot out of order. But it does hint at Sansa leaving Winterfell behind at some point during the final season.
Spain has been used as a Game of Thrones location (opens in new tab) in the past most prominently for Dorne, with the scenes depicting the Royal Palace of Dorne filmed at the Real Alcázar Palace in Seville. Does this mean the Lady of Winterfell will be leaving her furs at home in season 8 and travelling to Dorne for some reason? Maybe, but I’m not sure for what reason given all the Game of Thrones characters (opens in new tab) based in Dorne are either now dead or being held captive by Cersei in King’s Landing.
There’s always a chance that Spain is being used as a location for another warm part of Westeros, but one thing we know for sure is that Sansa won’t be staying in the North for the whole of season 8. I just hope it’s not because she’s had a falling out with big bro Jon and his new lover/Queen/aunt Daenerys…
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