Winter will not arrive in Game Of Thrones season 7 until summer next year, but according to Sophie Turner the battle for power will sure heat up the HBO fantasy series when it returns. The English actress, who plays Sansa Stark, has teased that her character will go dark as she got a taste of power in season 6.

"Oh, yeah. This is so much more Dark Sansa. When she changed her outfit, that was just the first hint that she was ready to start playing the game. That was a mild version of Dark Sansa, and now it's really starting to feel like there is a dark side to her. She's playing the game now, and very ruthlessly. When she wants something, she's going to go out and get it," Turner teased The Vulture about her character's dramatic evolution in the upcoming season.

Sansa's journey throughout the last six seasons has been remarkable. However, in the previous season, she evolved as a brilliant planneras she played a key role in helping Jon Snow win the Battle of the Bastards. At the end of the war, the Starks recaptured Winterfell, however, her efforts were undermined by the lords of the North as they declared Jon as the King of the North. It is assumed that she will learn about the former Lord Commander's true parentage and will claim for the Northern throne.

Turner has teased that Sansa will be fuming inside to get the recognition for her efforts to win back her home from the cruel king Ramsay Bolton. Sansa and Little Finger shared a creepy look when Jon was declared as the King and according to the actress their look share will play a vital role in the seventh season of the HBO fantasy thriller.

"At the end of the season, Sansa gets a taste of power — and it's the first time that she's had that ever, really. She feels like it's deserved because she did so much for Jon and the North, so when she saves the day and doesn't get any recognition for it, it was like she had that first taste of power and then was immediately stripped of it. She was stripped of the respect that she really feels she deserves. She was trying to give her input to Jon and trying to be a collaborative leader, but it's difficult when it's a patriarchy and when there's sexism. It would be a real adjustment for Jon to listen to her and do what she says. So she was looking to Littlefinger like, oh, you're right. Maybe that pretty picture you painted of me on the throne and you by my side isn't such a bad one."