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Game of Thrones Star Shuts Down Sansa Pregnancy Theory

Can we let this theory die now?

Sadie Gennis

Not all Game of Thronestheories are created equal, and fortunately Liam Cunningham is here to kill the worst of them all.

All season long, some fans have speculated that Sansa (Sophie Turner) is pregnant with Ramsay Bolton's (Iwan Rheon) child. They point to the show's dialogue as evidence, specifically the lines where Sansa declared, "I can still feel what he did in my body," and Ramsay warned her, "You can't kill me. I'm part of you now."

Is this exchange the show's way of hinting that one of its best characters has been saddled with an unwanted pregnancy by her rapist? Or are the producers simply attempting to explore the long-term trauma of sexual assault?

When asked this question by The Huffington Post, Cunningham laughed off the former notion, pointing to the fact there's no way Ramsay could know Sansa's pregnant when he said he was "part of [her]."

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"Unless he's got one of those Game of Thrones pregnancy sticks, he's not gonna know," Cunningham said. "I would imagine it's open to whatever you want it to be, but I think he's saying he's put himself into her head. That's what I took from it. She's never gonna get rid of him because of what he's done to her. He knows what he's done to her. It was off camera, what he was doing to her, but we all know what it was. But I think he's placed himself in her soul for all the wrong reasons."

Will this be enough to finally put this terrible theory to rest? Probably not, because some fans will always see the show's attempts to explore the trauma Sansa endured - the trauma that changed her into a person who smiles after feeding someone to hounds - as "evidence" of a pregnancy, rather than confront the lasting psychological consequences rape can have on a survivor.

But at least now we have more proof of our own to combat the pregnancy truthers with.

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones Helen Sloan/HBO