Sophie Turner posted an emotional tribute to her “Game of Thrones” character Sansa Stark hours before the premiere of the series finale.
“Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is,” Turner wrote in the caption. “Thank you [for] teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love.”
Turner included two photos in the post, both of which show her in costume alongside several fellow cast members. In the second of the two photos, Turner poses in Sansa’s signature red hair with co-stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams, who plays Turner’s sister on the show.
One of the youngest cast members on the hit show, Turner began portraying Stark when she was 13. She thanked the show’s cast and crew “for giving me this chance all those years ago,” and said she “wouldn’t be the person I am today.”
Here’s the post’s full caption:
Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me.
To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago.
And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything.
The eighth season finale, and last-ever episode of “Game of Thrones,” airs at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 19.
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