Things have been testy between the Stark daughters since their reunion at Winterfell earlier this season. This weeks Game of Thrones episode, “Beyond the Wall”, went a step further in cementing the feud between the two siblings, having Arya confront Sansa about the letter she wrote earlier in the series and seemingly testing her abilities as a ruler.
As tensions run high on screen, things are much more tamed behind the scenes. Enertainment Weekly spoke with Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) regarding the feuding sisters.
Turner spoke about how the sisters went down different paths and how that may have driven a wedge between them:
“In the books, it says something about how Arya and Sansa are different sides of the same coin. They love each other but they’re so different. They never really got along. And now that they’re back together that’s heightened because they’ve gone down totally different paths and have had to adapt to totally different situations to the point where they don’t see on each other’s level. They don’t really talk about what they’ve gone through. They never really had that communication before, and now when it’s vital to do they don’t have that and can’t understand each other. There’s this underlying tension. It’s like a f—ing horror movie.”
Gillen discussed how this situation is helping Littlefinger with his ultimate goal, going into detail about his character putting himself on the line this season:
“Watching my plan come to fruition is quite something. There’s all kinds of mixed things going on with Littlefinger and that relationship with Sansa. So watching her grow in stature is quite enjoyable. With carefully laid plans there’s always a bit of risk involved. He puts himself in a situation that could backfire on him. I think he likes it. His plans are never fail safe. But he puts himself on the line like a good gambler.”
The series stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones continues this Sunday with the Season 7 finale at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
5 Reunions To Look For In The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale
Season seven of HBO’s Game of Thrones has been pretty damn action packed. From Euron Greyjoy crushing Dany’s fleet to Jon and his allies being overwhelmed by the Night King, Game of Thrones has been firing on all cylinders when it comes to exciting, so-called “water cooler” moments.
As entertaining as it’s been, a few pieces have fallen flat. Geography and time don’t seem to be factors in the show anymore and a lot of the character interactions fans waited for have been cut short. When Sansa, Arya and Bran first reunited this summer, the show seemed to be in a hurry to move on to the next scene. Hopefully with the finale coming this Sunday, the show will give characters more time to truly talk instead of cut it short for another action scene. As forces from all sides prepare to gather in King’s Landing for a meeting between Dany, Jon and Cersei, characters who have been separated for a long time are set to come face-to-face once again.
Hit Next to find out more about five reunions we are likely to see in the season seven finale of Game of Thrones!