Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Knows Who Should Rule Westeros
With just six days left until the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere, many fans are chomping at the bit to get these new episodes started, which will bring a Great War between a number of different factions to rule over all of Westeros. As of now, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sits on the Iron Throne, but if you ask the actors who play the Stark family children, they all have different answers, including Sansa Stark herself Sophie Turner. During a recent interview on the set, the actress revealed who she thinks should rule over all of Westeros, and who she thinks should rule over her homeland of Winterfell.
"I think the Stark that should rule Winterfell is Sansa because she deserves it and she's a natural born leader. But I don't think she really wants the Iron Throne at all. Winterfell is just perfect for her. Jon Snow should be on the Iron Throne out of all the Starks. He's kind of got the whole package and has a great team around him. I think he'd be quite a good king."
Entertainment Weekly also posed the same question to the rest of the Stark children, Arya (Maisie Williams), Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington): Which Stark should sit on the Iron Throne, and who should rule Winterfell? Isaac Hempstead-Wright revealed that he thinks Sansa should take the Iron Throne, while Jon Snow should rule Winterfell, which he already is, after being named the King in the North in the Season 6 finale. Kit Harington revealed that he would like to see Sansa take the Iron Throne, while Arya should rule Winterfell, adding that he'd have Jon Snow go back to The Wall. Maisie Williams stated that she thinks Sansa should rule Winterfell, and Arya and Bran should help her, while Jon Snow should take the Iron Throne.
While Winterfell is finally back in the hands of the Stark family, after Jon Snow helped Sansa Stark take back Winterfell from the nefarious Bolton clan, many are hoping that one of these other Starks will take the Iron Throne. We learned in the Season 6 finale that Jon Snow may have the best claim to the Iron Throne out of anyone else in Westeros. While he was believed to be the bastard son of Ned Stark (Sean Bean), who was beheaded in the first season, that never sat right with some fans, who formulated an intricate theory as to who Jon Snow's true parents may be. The popular R+L=J theory spread throughout the Internet, which claimed that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark were actually Jon's parents, which was finally confirmed in the Season 6 finale, through Bran's greensight vision.
Now that fans know the truth, it's only a matter of time before the rest of Westeros finds out who Jon Snow really is. Still, even with his true heritage finally confirmed, it's possible he may not even want the Iron Throne at all. There has also been talk that Jon Snow and the Stark Family may form an alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, who will be setting up shop in Dragonstone this season, as she prepares to take the Iron Throne. We'll find out in just a few short days how this season will shape up when Game of Thrones kicks off Season 7 on Sunday, July 16 at 9 PM ET on HBO.