'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Sophie Turner Talks Ned Stark Reunion, Series Finale and More

Sophie Turner dropped into New York Comic Con on Saturday, for a one-on-one interview hosted by Entertainment Weekly. While most of the hour-long conversation focused on her her upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix, the Sansa Stark actor spoke candidly about making the final season of Game of Thrones, including a post-finale reunion with Sean Bean, who played the Stark patriarch Eddard in Season 1 of Game of Thrones.

"It was very emotional," Turner said of her final day filming the series. "I was lucky that my last day was surrounded by a lot of the castmembers. We'd been shooting the same scene for five days straight, so by the end of it I was like, 'f---, I just want to finish.' But it was highly emotional. What David and Dan [Benioff and Weiss, the showrunners] do, they bring out a storyboard of their favorite scene for your character in all of Game of Thrones, and they write this really long note on the back. I just bawled my eyes out. I couldn't stop shaking and crying for hours. I still don't really accept that it's done. I think I won't accept that it's over until next year comes around and I'm not back in Belfast with my family. It's weird."

While Turner's comment that she was surrounded by a lot of the cast members during her final day of shooting might seem to imply that her character survives the final season, Game of Thrones is notorious for shooting scenes out of order, so the scene she refers to could happen at any point during the final run of six episodes in Season 8.

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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" Season 7. The show returns for its final season in 2019. HBO

Turner also let an interesting detail about HBO's promotional plans around Season 8: "We did a behind the scenes thing on the final season, we had big panel where Sean Bean came back and everything. That was really emotional. I saw him and burst into tears," she said. "I wasn't expecting that!"

One of the unexpected highlights of the interview came when the conversation touched on Turner' swell-documented close friendship with Maisie Williams, who plays Sansa's sister Arya on the show. "We have sleepovers every night when both of us are in town," Turner said. "We'd sit there and eat, watch stupid videos, smoke weed. We'd get high and sit in the bath together, and we'd rub makeup brushes on our faces. It was fun!"

Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its final season in 2019.

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