The Actress who was almost Sansa Stark


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


Video: Season 2 DVD Bonus Feature – Stark Children Beat Box To Theme Song

Check out this video of Maisie Williams (Arya), Sophie Turner (Sansa) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) doing some improvisational beat-boxing to the Game of Thrones theme song!

Stark Kids Sing Intro

If you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to this young’ns (which is on the DVD/Blu-Ray feature of Season 1), listen now.

This is Maisie Williams (Arya), Sophie Turner (Sansa), and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) with their rendition of the show’s opening theme music.

Oh a side note, I wonder if their parents let them actually watch the show.

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.

Twinter is Coming – Sansa Stark

We are excited to provide you with our third installment in the ‘Twinter is Coming’ #fakewesteros series, continuing with the sometimes meek, sometimes foolish, but mostly well-intended Sansa Stark. Yeah, she wanted to marry Joffrey and be Queen. Do you think she would have done it if she knew he was this bad? Considering how much she suffers and how clever she is in her tweets, please clap for Sansa Stark as she approaches the stage!

Most importantly — FOLLOW her on Twitter!

Part I: Samwell Tarly
Part II: Tyrion Lannister
Part III: Sansa Stark
Part IV: Cersei Lannister
Next: Theon Greyjoy

Life with Joffrey must be kind of difficult. What’s the secret to getting by?

Sansa Stark: I confess, I’m starting to doubt the logistics of this “armour of courtesy” thing. It’s not as impenetrable as I was led to believe.

Life is difficult, but I’d like to keep living it, if I can. Every night Joffrey says to me “Good night, Sansa. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” It’s really rather off-putting. So I cover my bruises, smile, remember my courtesies … and try to avoid bumping into him whilst he’s holding his crossbow…

Do you miss Winterfell at all or is King’s Landing the place to be?

Sansa Stark: I thought King’s Landing was the place to be, when it was covered with brightly coloured banners and the blood of inexperienced hedge knights… but not now, no.

I miss Winterfell with every breath! Everything about it! I miss being awakened each dawn by Hodor cying “HODOR!” outside my window as soon as the sun was up, I miss Arya filling my shoes with cold pease, I miss Theon Greyjoy’s Wile E. Coyote style attempts to look up my dress … I miss not having to weave my hair into this towering monstrosity each morning.

Which #FakeWesteros people do you most enjoy interacting with??

Sansa Stark: @SuddenlySandor is my absolute favourite. I also love speaking to @AryaSheWolf, @THE_JOFF_, @Tyrion_Halfman, @TheSamwellTarly, @GregorPartyDude, @Theon_Greyjoy and @PrincesMyrcella … to name a few!

What are some of your best tweets? If you don’t want to go looking
back, maybe then just give us a couple recent ones you liked.

Sansa Stark:

You don’t seem to have much luck when it comes to matters of the heart. What can you tell us about that?

Sansa Stark: To be honest it’s been a downward spiral since Waymar Royce visited Winterfell. Handsome, brave, confident …and on his way to a celibate life at the Wall :-(. The less said about Joffrey the better.

Loras gave me a rose and then the old heave-ho. I suppose Jeyne Poole wasright when she said “Sansa, he’s just not that into you.” Perhaps I should give up on the idea of romantic love altogether? King Robert said something about me being happier with a dog…

FOLLOW Sansa Stark here: @Lady_Sansa

Cast Twitter Accounts

If any of you have a twitter account and would like to follow some of the Game Of Thrones cast, here are their links!

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) – Maisie_Williams





Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) – sophieRRturner





Isaac H. Wright (Bran Stark) – IsaacBranFlakes





Kristian Nairn (Hodor) – KristianNairn




John Bradley (Sam Tarley) – johnbradleywest




Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) – FinnJones




Last but not least, you should definitely follow the official Twitter account of Game of Thrones – GameOfThrones

Happy tweeting, guys!
Now my watch begins.

The Stark kids seize the Iron Throne