By James Hibberd
June 22, 2018 at 10:12 AM EDT

Sophie Turner is breaking her silence on that tattoo that had Game of Thrones fans buzzing.

The actress got a tattoo that went viral that included a House Stark direwolf sigil and the legend: “The Pack Survives.” That caused GoT fans to speculate that the remaining Starks — Jon (sort of), Sansa, Arya, Bran — would survive the upcoming final season. But hold up, Turner said on The Late Late Show on Friday that fans are reading way too much into it.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner says. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

Just tell us how the final season ends, host James Corden urged. “I’ll just get it tattooed on my forehead next time,” she says.

She added that some had advised against her getting the tattoo just in case fans had exactly the reaction they ended up having but she didn’t listen — and, sure enough…

So the fates of the Stark clan are still under wraps. While the final GoT season has been awash with online rumors, true spoilers have been hard to come by this year — unlike in rather leaky past seasons — as HBO and the show’s producers have clamped down on leaks with heightened security protocols.

Game of Thrones returns for its final six episodes in 2019.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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