Sophie Turner: Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark hits back at Twitter user over ‘smart’ jibe now see


Sophie Turner, 23, was back on screens as Sansa Stark in season eight, episode one of Game of Thrones last night.

And the star’s character was in the thick of it once again as the Lady of Winterfell welcomed Jon Snow (Kit Harington) back home with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her army complete of the Unsullied and Dothraki.
During the episode, Sansa was complimented by her sister Arya Stark (Maisie Willliams).
The sword-wielding character called Sansa the “smartest person she knows” whilst talking to Jon after they reunited.
But one fan wasn’t pleased with this reference and said Sansa almost fell into the clutches of Little Finger (Aidan Gillen).

The Twitter user wrote: “Ok but like I’m confused as to how Sansa is the smartest person she knows when homegirl was 5 seconds away from falling into Petyr’s s**t.”(sic)

“Girl… I never was,” Sophie hit back.

One of the actress’ followers loved her response and said: “You tell em honey @SophieT.”

Another said: “RIGHT! #GameofThrones. Come on! Even Arya recognized and knows that Sansa is the smartest person! She grew up and learned from the best and worst! Lead with it!.
A third added: “Sansa is a survivor and is not even close to stupid. People take her as naive but she has learned from the best and I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s the last one standing.”
Meanwhile, Sophie recently had some bad words to say about one of her former co-stars.

In the first season of Game of Thrones, Sansa adopted and raised a direwolf, called Lady, along with her siblings who each had their own pup.

Lady accompanied Sansa when she moved to King’s Landing, but the direwolf was later executed on the orders of Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Headey).

Speaking about her character’s pet, Sophie admitted it was good riddance as the Northern Inuit dog, named Zunni, who played Lady was a “terrible actor”.
The British actor revealed “everyone” wanted her off the set, but she ended up adopting the pet pooch.
“Zunni was a terrible actor, really bad on set,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.

“She wouldn’t respond to any of my calls and everyone was ready to fire her, so we took her on when I was 14.”

Sophie continued: “She was about three feet tall and pretty big.”

Zunni lived until the age of 11, mostly with Sophie’s parents, who are based in Warwickshire.

Sophie now lives between Maida Vale in London and New York, but has regular trips to Los Angeles where her two Alaskan Klee Kai dogs are staying.