Sophie Turner thinks ‘Game of Thrones’ petition is ‘disrespectful’
The Queen in the North needs some of you all to chill.
Sophie Turner, who portrayed Sansa Stark on ” Game of Thrones, ” is none too happy about a petition calling for the final season of the HBO series to be redone.
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As of Tuesday a Change.org petition titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” had secured more than 1.3 million signatures.
In an interview with the New York Times published Monday, Turner pushed back on some of the negative fan reaction
” All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season, ” she said. ” Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful. ”
The actress said she was not surprised by some of the viewers vitriol.
” People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel, ” Turner said.
Turner was happier about how her character ended the show — as reigning Queen in the North.
” I loved it. It’s the only place that she really, truly feels safe, ” Turner said. ” It’s the place that she’s the most capable of ruling. She would be a fair and loving ruler, and it’s what she’s been striving for this whole series: to go back home, to protect her home. And finally she has that. ”