‘Game Of Thrones’: What’s Next For The Stark Girls?

Times are tough for the Stark daughters in “Game of Thrones” Season 4, and Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, said to expect some big changes for Arya and Sansa.

“Arya is in a much darker place and I think we see a little glimpse of that in [Season 3,] Episode 10, but moving into the premiere of the new season, I feel like Arya… she doesn’t have a direction anymore,” Maisie said about where Arya begins the new season.

“She’s given up on trying to look for family,” Maisie continued, speaking to Access Hollywood at the “Game of Thrones” Season 4 premiere at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night in NYC. “She’s given up on trying to control her future. I feel like this year [she] feels nothing.”

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Arya remains with Sandor Clegane/The Hound/The King’s Dog (Rory McCann), who had planned to bring her to her brother and mother at the Twins, where he hoped to trade her for a cash prize, until The Red Wedding happened. In Season 4, they are still together, Rory told Access.

“My character’s on a great road trip with Arya and it’s gonna be crazy this year,” he said.

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Maisie also promised more shocks from the regularly shocking (for those who haven’t read George R.R. Martin’s books) show.

“If you thought like the end of last year was tough or shocking, you’re not gonna be able to handle the new season. Like, that’s honest,” Maisie said.

A prisoner of sorts at King’s Landing, Sansa remains married to Tyrion Lannister and she is grieving Robb and Catelyn’s loss as the new season opens on April 6 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO.

“As the series begins, she’s pretty much the same old Sansa. She’s depressed,” Sophie told Access. “Her mum and brother have died – like, there’s no getting over that.”

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Sophie did tease that Sansa won’t stay heartbroken forever.

“But then, as the series progresses, she becomes a lot stronger and she becomes very kind of manipulative. Sneaky. Yeah, sneaky Sansa,” Sophie said.

And Sophie too promised more dramatic bombshells.

“There are perhaps more giant shocks this year than there have been on any other [season],” she said.

“Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security,” Sophie said when Access asked her for her advice to fans gearing up to watch the show. “Not that ‘Game of Thrones’ does that anyway, but, ‘Valar Morghulis!’ All men must die!’ Just saying.”

-- Jolie Lash

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