Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, has spoken up about a possible romance some book fans have been waiting/hoping for between her character and a certain male character.
[BOOK AND TV SPOILERS AHEAD!]
So what romance are we speaking of? After all, there are many characters who will vie for Sansa’s hand in season three.
The ‘romance’ we’re talking about is the one between the little bird and Sandor ‘the Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann) ... although this wouldn't be your average, typical romance. Heck, some book readers don’t even see it as a romance, despite the fact that George R.R. Martin himself has already admitted that there was “something there.” (Remember, Martin was a writer on the Beauty and the Beast TV series in the 1980s and the relationship between Sansa and Sandor does have some beauty and the beast elements to it.)
In an interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Turner spoke about the possible romance between Sansa and Sandor (known as SanSan by the fans) and whether or not she thinks the two of then may end up together in the end—even though at the end of this past Sunday’s episode we’ve seen that the Hound is now currently in the hands of the Brotherhood Without Banners as a prisoner along with Sansa’s sister Arya (Maisie Williams) while Sansa is still stuck in King's Landing.
(The two characters shared a growing connection in Season 2 that was sadly not as explored in the TV series as it was in the book, but one can be hopeful that in the future the two characters will get together again. Please George R.R. Martin?)
This is what Turner had to say:
I mean, I don't necessarily . . . what is it, ship them? I don't necessarily ship them, but I think their relationship is kind of different—it's very unique, it's very beautiful. I wouldn't put them together romantically. I just think it's a very empathetic relationship from the Hound towards Sansa. He's Sansa's knight that she's been wishing for, but she's never really realized that the Hound is that person that she's been dreaming of all along. So I think it's a very beautiful relationship. It would be nice for Sansa to see the Hound again, because there's definitely a platform built for the characters and the potential for the characters to have more experiences with each other. I do hope that something happens in the future, that they meet up again or something, because it would be lovely to build on that relationship that we've established.
The two characters even had a telling scene together that was sadly cut from the episode but later added by HBO in the season two blu-ray set as a deleted scene which delved further into the complicated relationship between Sansa Stark and Sandor Clegane. At least, on Sandor's part.
Yes, we also know there is the age difference between the two main actors, but by the time the story will end, Sophie will have grown up to be a young woman and, well, we're speaking medieval-type society. So that's not unheard of, even by today's standards!
What do you guys think? Do you think Sansa and Sandor could possibly get together in the future? Did you notice there was something there? Are you on board the SanSan ship?
(via Rolling Stone)