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Sophie Turner talks future with 'X-Men,' 'Game of Thrones'

By Annie Martin
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Sophie Turner talks future with 'X-Men,' 'Game of Thrones'
Sophie Turner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29. The actress plays Jean Grey in the "X-Men" movies and Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Sophie Turner confirmed her future with X-Men and Game of Thrones this week.

The 20-year-old English actress gave an update Sunday in an interview with Hey U Guys on her appearance as Jean Grey in the new X-Men movie and as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones Seasons 7 and 8.

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"We're about to start shooting the next X-Men. We just finished shooting Season 7 of Thrones. I've got a couple movies to do before X-Men starts, and then we go on to Season 8," she said on the BAFTA Awards red carpet.

Turner's confirmation that Sansa will appear in Season 8 came as a relief for fans worried about the character's future. The actress had appeared to hint in an interview with Variety in September that Sansa would die on the show.

"It's quite sad," she said of filming Season 7. "It feels like it's all really wrapping up and coming to an end, so it's quite emotional, actually. Everyone's hanging around Belfast for a lot longer to kind of be with each other."

"We've got one more season... well, not all of us," the star added.

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Turner has played Sansa throughout Game of Thrones' six-season run on HBO. She previously told Variety the character will have the choice of becoming a villain or a hero in future seasons.

"There are so many options," the actress teased. "She could run with Littlefinger and become a villain and sadistic. Or she would also team up with her brother Jon." Littlefinger and Jon Snow are played by Aiden Gillen and Kit Harington, respectively.

Game of Thrones will return for an abbreviated seventh season in the summer before coming to a final close with Season 8 in 2018. Marvel has yet to announce a release date and title for the new X-Men movie.

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