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English actress Sophie Turner has opened up about her role in the new season of Game of Thrones. The 20-year-old, revealed what to expect from Sansa Stark in the upcoming episodes.

Turner told The EDIT: "I really care about this character; she's like my best friend, my other half. I worry for [Sansa] because she's a real person to me. I'm constantly saying to David and Dan [Benioff and Weiss, the show's creators], 'What's going to happen to her? You have to tell me!' I almost think about her more than I do myself. It's like a split personality; sometimes I slip into her by mistake."

"She has to take command because Theon [Greyjoy, played by Alfie Allen, who assisted Sansa in her escape from Winterfell at the end of season five] is a shell of the man he was, so this is her realizing that she has to take things into her own hands. Until now, it's just been about her survival and seeing her family again, but last season broke her, so I think she is gunning for revenge now, too," she added.

Adding on, Turner is set to appear in her biggest feature film role yet in X-Men: Apocalypse. She will be seen as Jean Grey in the movie. She said: "I would hate someone else to play Sansa, so I can't imagine how Famke [Janssen] feels. I emailed her straight away to say, 'Are we cool?' I thought she did an incredible job so I said, 'I hope I can do justice to your character.' She sent me such a lovely reply – 'I'm handing that honor over to you' – that I cried."

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