If you tuned in to Game of Thrones last week, you would have noticed the season seven premiere was chock full of girl power moments, with the showrunners ensuring women and girls alike on the series took center stage.
But if you were so engulfed with excitement that your favorite show returned after what felt like a bazillion years, you might have missed one of the biggest clues surrounding Sansa’s screen time.
Huffington Post reports that the premiere was not only a milestone for Sansa, played by Sophie Turner, but it was one that had her publicly defy her half-brother, Jon Snow as she asserted herself as a force to be reckoned with. Not only did she made it clear that she’s well aware of Littlefinger’s manipulative plans, but she engaged in a heated debate with Jon about Westeros’ current ruler, Cersei.
“You’re the military man, but I know her,” Sansa tells Jon. “If you’re her enemy, she’ll never stop until she’s destroyed you. Everyone who’s ever crossed her she’s found a way to murder.”
“You almost sound as if you admire her,” Jon said.
“I learned a great deal from her,” she retorts.
And learn she did, as eagle-eyed fans of the show noticed Sansa might be turning into Cersei herself with the very subtle clue being of the two sharing that iconic hairdo with the braids.
Same hair as Cersei. Same look as Cersei. I think Sansa has learnt from the best.. #GOTs7 pic.twitter.com/9jeypzOVab
— Sansa Stark (@VengefulStark) June 1, 2017
Is it me, or Sansa’s hair looks just like Cersei’s some seasons ago?#GameOfThrones
— Elvis (@ElvisPineWriter) July 17, 2017
Just now noticing that in season 7 Sansa is wearing her hair like Cersei used to before it got cut. 🤔 That’s a little scary..
— ✊🏾|🌻 (@____tmarie) July 23, 2017
In an interview with Refinery29, Turner says everything on the show is not just a coincidence, commenting on how the character’s consistently altering hairstyles are actually not that random.
“Sansa’s hair is constantly reflecting the people she’s learning from, or mimicking, or inspired by at the time,” she explained. “When she’s Cersei’s prisoner, and she’s kind of absorbing all her manipulative techniques, it’s reflected in her hairstyle, and when she’s finding the spirit of Margaery in herself, she wears her hair like Margaery.”
Fans took to social media to comment on the glaring similarities.
Could this be a hint that Game of Thrones is foreshadowing what’s to come? Maybe. Maybe not. Perhaps Turner is just teasing everyone.
Lest we forget that Jon Snow died, and the showrunners and its star teased audiences for months that he was in fact a goner? After all, her character did wear her hair a lot like her mother, Catelyn Stark too, so maybe it is a way to pay homage to her mother. Whatever the case, audiences will have to wait and see.
yeah Sansa admires Cersei and their hair’s similar but you know who else had hair like this? CATELYN STARK #GoTS7 #GameOfThones pic.twitter.com/cbJRh6lcWu
— Alicia (@aliciasbacon) July 20, 2017
Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. EST.
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