Sophie Turner defends death of scheming Baelish in Game of Thrones finale

Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner has turned on fans of the show who were upset by the death of Lord Petyr Baelish on Sunday's (27Aug17) season seven finale.

The scheming show regular, played by Aidan Gillen, was executed in front of Turner's Sansa Stark by her sister Arya for plotting to drive a wedge between the siblings and a host of other crimes against their family, including selling her to the murderous Bolton family and killing her husband.

But fans were sorry to see him go and took to social media to defend him.

One wrote: "Reminder: Petyr Baelish gave back Winterfell to the Starks. He killed Joffrey. He saved Sansa and Jon. He won the battle of bastards," prompting the actress to reply, "Because Sansa asked him to (and agreed because he loves her)... because he owed her... for selling her to the boltons... need I say more?"

And when a second fan offered: "He wanted justice on the society for his humiliation, they looked down on him out of his poor background. He never hurt sansa," the Lady of Winterfell was having none of it, snarling: "Nah... just willingly sold her to the Boltons... Who killed her family... who ended up torturing her... but ur right.. no harm done."

Meanwhile, Sophie has been vocal about working with Maisie Williams, who plays her sister Arya, revealing the two actresses have become best friends after learning they had landed roles in the fantasy series on the same day.

"Our other friends don't 100 per cent get it (TV fame)," she says. "Sometimes it's nice to just be with the one person who does.

"Maisie and I have the purest form of true, true friendship. She's been my rock. We are kind of the only two people who know what it feels like to go through this very scenario from pretty much the same background and ending up where we are and kind of finding ourselves as we go."

And the actress wishes she could be more like her TV sister: "I've always seen Maisie as this rebellious, cool kid, while I'm more passive-aggressive, or else just passive. I hate that about myself, and I love that Maisie is just who she is," she says.