The Actress who was almost Sansa Stark

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If you can’t imagine anyone other than the original cast taking on roles in Game of Thrones, prepare to be mystified!

Actress Izzy Meikle-Small, who has had small roles in Never Let Me Go, Great Expectations, and Snow White and The Huntsman, recently revealed that she came very to gaining a coveted role on the show.

“I got to the final two to play Lady Sansa Sark,” Meikle-Small told The Huffington Post at a screening of The Big Wedding.

Meikle-Small ultimately lost the role to Sophie Turner, but says that it’s all for the best: “I was a bit sad, because the show’s massive, but I’m not that unhappy, because they all show a lot of flesh, don’t they? I don’t think my parents would be happy.”

Though the close race for a role may seem surprising, remember that things can get even more jumbled than that– Both Daenerys and Catelyn were played by different actresses in the original Game of Thrones pilot!

via Hypable

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Game of Thrones Season 3 – First Images!

The first set of images from season 3 are finally here!

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Look under the cut for more images. The complete set can be found over at WinterIsComing.net!

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House Stark: Winter is Coming

Fan art of the Starks; Eddard, Catelyn, Sansa, Jon, Bran, Arya, Rickon and Robb.

Stark fan art

Stark fan art

Game of Thrones – Last Supper

Check out this awesome piece of Game of Thrones fan art depicting the characters from season 1 in their very own Last Supper.  How about Tyrion getting the honor of being front and center at this table? I think it fits!

Art by Sheilalala

Sansa Stark by ~bubug

I REALLY love this drawing of Sansa Stark by Bubug! Not only is it visually appealing, but the attention to detail is incredible!

Check out the art analysis by A Gallery of Thrones:

This is so beautiful, and a perfect illo of Sansa. Note the hound with the scarred face, and the little bird on her shoulder, pulling at a wisp of her hair. The artist does this all in *gel pens* (can you fathom that?!) and then colors it in Corel. Breathtaking.

Season 2 Begins Tonight!

Wow! After such a long wait, we are finally on the verge of Season 2. So many questions will be answered!

Basic information: Game of Thrones resumes on HBO at 9 p.m. It should be at 9 for people on the East Coast and on the West Coast of the United States. In the U.K., you can watch tomorrow at 9 p.m. London time. More information on that HERE!

Biggest questions that may be answered:

1. Danaerys Targaryen now has dragons. What does this mean??

2. Robb Stark is the king of the North. Will he pay for that?

3. Renly Baratheon has his own set of followers, and so does Stannis. How will the two brothers interact?

4. Winter is DEFINITELY coming. While everyone acts like belligerent morons south of the Wall, how serious will the real danger be?

5. How sick and sadistic is Joffrey going to be now? Will Tyrion be able to influence him at all?

6. What will happen to Arya?

7. Will we get to meet the lords of other kingdoms? So far, we’ve know Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, Baratheons, a little of Arryns and a tiny bit of Tullys. It’s time to meet the Martells, Tyrells, Greyjoys.

8. What lies ahead for Jon Snow? Will he guard the Wall forever, or will he consider another path? And also — who is his mother?

9. Poor Sansa. Will she escape Joffrey’s clutches?

10. Love. Who’s going to find it this season? We already have some indications that Robb Stark might, which could cause some conflicts. For those who enjoy matters of the heart, much fun awaits!

Character Summary – Sansa Stark

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Day 6 of our Character Summary focuses on Sansa Stark.

Sansa is the elder of the two daughters of Eddard and Catelyn Stark.  She is betrothed to Joffrey Baratheon, son of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister.  Raised to be a lady in every way, she delights in the prospects of living a life as the future queen with her betrothed.  She and her sister, Arya, join their father to King’s Landing, giving her a chance to spend time with Joffrey.

Sansa, whose relationship with her sister, Arya, is already strained due to their current interests, further estranges herself from Arya when a circumstance that was clearly Joffrey’s fault leads Sansa to lie to the court about whose fault it was that Joffrey’s hand was injured.  Ironically, Sansa has to suffer the loss of her own direwolf because of it.  Still, her “love” for Joffrey is not deterred and she continues to try to gain his favor as well as the Queen’s.

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After her father suffers an injury, he tells both her and Arya that they are to go to back home, but Sansa is so infatuated with Joffrey and confesses her love for him.  Oh, teenagers!  Of course, it doesn’t help Eddard that Joffrey had apologized to Sansa earlier and gave her a necklace as a gift – something that Joffrey was forced to do by his mother.  Unfortunately for the Stark family, the King falls ill and dies, which leaves Eddard in a bad situation.

Sansa’s betrothed now claims the throne and the Cersei Lannister convinces Sansa to write a letter to her brother Robb, who has taken over as Lord of the North, to come to King’s Landing and swear fealty to King Joffrey Baratheon.  Sansa believes that she can make things better.  Unfortunately, it is already too late, and she is forced to watch her father executed upon the order of King Joffrey.  Her opinion of Joffrey is quite changed after this point.

But being that she’s held hostage for the most part, she cannot do much, although the thought of pushing Joffrey off a bridge came to mind, but only up until someone stopped her for her own safety.

It seems Joffrey still plans on marrying her?

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Sansa Stark is played by Sophie Turner.  This looks to be Sophie’s first major role in anything and she seems to be doing a fine job of playing a teenage girl with a mad crush.  I believe she plays the role quite convincingly, considering all the backlash that the character is getting, being that she clearly was infatuated with a psychotic spoiled brat.  But alas, Sophie is very understandable as well.  We have all been teenagers in love, I believe, and sometimes we fall for the wrong person only because they look handsome or beautiful in our eyes and we are quick to neglect the wrongdoings of their acts, if only they would just give us attention.  This is what I believe Sophie understands in her portrayal.  She’s not inherently bad, and Sophie plays Sansa that way, as it should be.