'Game of Thrones' season 6 news, spoilers: Sophie Turner drops major spoiler; Iwan Rheon defends season 5 rape scene


Sophie Turner, who plays the role of Sansa Stark in HBO’s hit fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones,” revealed the fate of a major “Thrones” character on the Oscars red carpet.

On Sunday night, as she was being interviewed on the E! News preshow by host Giuliana Rancic, the “X-Men: Apocalypse” actress dropped what may be confirmation that her character survives the show’s forthcoming sixth season. As Turner recounted how she went through the scripts for season 6 to find out how Sansa will fare, she reported seeing “death, death, death” before discovering that “Okay, I’m good for this season.”

Based on the actress’ story, Sansa will make it through season 6 and will live to fight another year in the chaotic world of Westeros. Sansa fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Meanwhile, fellow “Game of Thrones” actor Iwan Rheon, who plays Sansa’s sadistic husband Ramsay Bolton in the top-rated HBO series, recently spoke to the U.K.’s Telegraph about one of the show’s most controversial scenes, specifically, the one in which Ramsay rapes Sansa on their wedding night as Theon (Alfie Allen) is forced to bear witness to the act.

The actor defended the show’s handling of the scene, saying, “I think it could have been done in a much more brutal way.”

“They didn’t oversexualize it or make it too gratuitous. They didn’t trivialize it and I thought it moved the characters forward,” he said.

Rheon also said that much of the protest about the scene was misdirected. As the actor told the Telegraph, “I think if more people put their effort into the charities that help women in the world today deal with the horror of rape, and less effort in social media about a fantasy show, then maybe things could change.”

“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on April 24.