The ethereal beauty told fans they can look forward to Sansa’s “best season yet” when the show returns with many shocking twists and turns in early April 2016.
“I mean this season is a really, really big one for Sansa,” she said recently of her alter-ego in Los Angeles.
“It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good.”
At the end of the season five’s cliffhanger finale, Sansa’s fate is unclear after she and Theon escape by jumping off a wall of Winterfell.
“You can only suffer so much before she finally gets … the respect that she deserves,” Sophie says.
“I mean this season there’s like so many shocks, it’s massive. It’s the biggest season yet.”
Sophie also elaborated on where the other characters stand, letting slip that this season will also be a big one for Theon.
Producers have already promised to change the way they approach sexual violence in the popular HBO show, which screens in Australia on Foxtel.
Director Jeremy Podeswa, who has helmed two episodes and will direct the first two of season six, says says creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have been influenced by the largely negative viewer response to past scenes that included sexual violence and rape.
At a recent event at Fox Studios Australia, Jeremy said David and DB “were responsive to the discussion and there were a couple of things that changed as a result”.
“It is important that (the producers) not self-censor,” he said.
“The show depicts a brutal world where horrible things happen. They did not want to be too overly influenced by that (criticism) but they did absorb and take it in, and it did influence them in a way.”
The uproar grew so loud that Thrones author George R.R. Martin had to respond to fans, saying “I do regret if it has disturbed people for the wrong reasons”.