"For example, Sansa this year had a really brutal year in terms of what happens to her character and abuse and terrible stuff. And I think that because Sophie Turner is such a grounded person, and her mom Sally is so supportive, we were never nervous about it. I honestly thought that Sophie was more scared during a scene where she had to sing than a scene where she’s getting her clothes torn and she’s getting hurt. A scene that I would think would make a teenage girl scared, she was actually far more nervous about singing."
—David Benioff, in an interview with IGN (x