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Sophie Turner (Sansa) calls fan petitions to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 "disrespectful"

Some fans have been so displeased that they have been running a petition to get HBO to remake Season 8. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, recently commented on this, calling the act disrespectful. Read on!

Sophie Turner talked to the New York Times, about how she expected the ending to not satisfy everyone, but still thought the petition was taking things a bit too far:

“Honestly, I’m not surprised. 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.”

“The thing about “Game of Thrones” that’s always been amazing is the fact that there’s always been crazy twists and turns, right from Season 1 with Ned’s beheading. So Daenerys becoming something of the Mad Queen — it shouldn’t be such a negative thing for fans. It’s a shock for sure, but I think it’s just because it hasn’t gone their way.”

“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. 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.”

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The petition to remake Season 8, currently sits at almost 1.5 million signatures. She was also asked how she felt about the show ending:

“I don’t know. This whole time I felt like I’ve been prepared for it, and now that it’s come to the day and it’s over, it feels horrible. And, I’m doing a press day for my new movie but everyone keeps asking me about how I feel, and I just want to cry.”

Sophie also commented on Bran becoming the King:

“King Bran the Broken. I suppose it was unexpected but it makes a lot of sense. The best way for us to move into the future is to look at our past and try to not make those mistakes that we did in the past. And he’s the one person that knows everything, so it does make sense. It feels like he would be an incredibly fair ruler.”

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The down side to fan theories is that they won’t happen they way people think.

I don’t get it. I liked the last season. So, 1.5 million fans want it to be remade? How many watched the show? When you think of the number of people that watched the show, the 1.5 million isn’t a lot.

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No doubt it was very hard to shoot the last season but putting that in this argument feels like someone toiled hard to trek on Alps and forgot that the goal was to trek on Ural, so the conclusion is that lets everyone assume Alps is Ural.

Reason why the petition has gained momentum on social media is because there have been lot of plot holes and lot of story lines unexplained, rather than a smooth and logical end it feels like a sudden end to the road.

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Sophie Turner knows why this petition is being signed. She knows her writers were lazy bums. She is contractually obliged to sing their praises, and so far she has done a great Aes Sedai’s job at it. I should be mad about what happened. Or sad. Or happy. Or ecstatic. BUT NOT CONFUSED AND INDIFFERENT. And if she is talking truth, then she knows acting for sure, but she knows nothing of writing.

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It isn’t because the ending didn’t go my way. There is no issue with potential peaceful future. It’s important to note that the majority of fans are unhappy purely through the recent writing and general pace of the last season. Each actor nailed their role, the DOP’s, Directors, Costume & Score. Every single member of the crew absolutely smashed it. It was incredible. (Apart from the missed bottles, forgiven after 50 nights though) It needed one more episode at least along with a rounded conclusion to our beloved characters and their individual narrative. However. The petition is disrespectful, and petty.… Read more »

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The ending was absolutely great, beyond measure. But so many side stories were just tossed out without care. I didn’t sign the petition, but I thought about it. Perhaps do a You Tube video on the side stories, what happened.

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Natalia Tena (Osha) hated the Game of Thrones ending so much that she ranted for an hour!

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The Game of Thrones series finale divided fan opinion like never before and was heavily criticized for its writing. With the huge impact the show has had on popular culture, its no wonder people have strong opinions, and that includes the show’s stars. Natalia Tena, who portrayed the wildling Osha until Season 6 is one.

Speaking on Yahoo’s White Wine Question Time podcast, Tena revealed that the ending left her so enraged that her boyfriend left the houseboat they were sharing at the moment to escape her rants!

Describing the experience, Tena said, “I was a few glasses of wine in when I watched it. I’d binge-watched the whole thing, but I ended up… my boyfriend had to leave the boat because I was ranting for an hour at him about how much I didn’t like it. And then I rang my friend to rant to him.”

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Game of Thrones series finale left a huge portion of viewers angry, particularly on account of the writing.

Tena revealed that she liked the story up until the point when Arya kills the Night King, but it all went downhill from there. Like many fans, she holds the writing of the last few episodes to blame. In her words,

“I liked it to the bit where she [Arya] stabs him [the Night King] in the heart. I liked it up to then. But after that, I just feel like… I just didn’t understand. The calibre of writing towards the end and the plots and everything that happens and how they wrapped it up compared to any other season, any other bit, it just feels like it’s been written by different people. It doesn’t make sense, for me.”

Tena, however, doesn’t hold with petitioning to remake the final season, as some disgruntled fans are doing. She said,

“It’s done. I don’t think I’d go as far as a petition. I think they had to end it. [But] I don’t understand why they made those choices.”

A large section of the fans shares the same confusion, still. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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This is how Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) thought Game of Thrones would end

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Whether you liked or hated it, there’s no denying the ending of Game of Thrones came as a shock. A lot of theories went down the drain, and a lot of expectations were quashed – including Sophie Turner’s. In an interview with The Wrap, Sophie revealed that her dream ending would have been very different, particularly in regard to Cersei Lannister’s death.

When asked if she had a dream ending in mind, Sophie promptly said: “I thought Arya would kill Cersei. And I would like to have seen Sansa and Cersei reunited, or Arya and Cersei.”

Sophie’s character Sansa had a particularly nasty bit of history with Cersei, and a final face-off between the two of them would surely have been satisfying. Arya had had Cersei on her ‘hit list’ since Season 2, and when Melisandre’s prophecy about ‘blue eyes’ came true in Season 8 Episode 3 ‘The Long Night’, many thought Arya’s next target is sure to be the green-eyed Lannister queen.

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But that bit turned out very differently, as Cersei was crushed to death by the crumbling Red Keep – her own seat of power.

Sophie, however, is not complaining. Sansa being crowned Queen in the North is an amazing conclusion to all her trials and tribulations, and Sophie echoes that sentiment when she says, “I felt very passionately about the ending for Sansa, and I was very happy with the ending that turned out for her.”

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“I don’t think the (Game of Thrones) TV series was very good for me,” says George R. R. Martin

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"I don’t think the (Game of Thrones) TV series was very good for me," says George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones was based on the books by George R. R. Martin, and while the show has already ended, the books are yet to finish up. We have been waiting for the next book, which has been undeniably denied due to GRRM’s other ventures, especially his involvement with Game of Thrones. In a recent interview with The Observer, George discussed how the show didn’t do him much good. Read on!

Speaking of whether the controversy over the show’s ending affects the books, he said:

“No, it doesn’t. It doesn’t change anything at all … You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself.”

He then delved into how the show harmed his creative process simply by his own involvement in it:

“I don’t think [the TV series] was very good for me. The very thing that should have speeded me up actually slowed me down. Every da]y I sat down to write and even if I had a good day … I’d feel terrible because I’d be thinking: ‘My God, I have to finish the book. I’ve only written four pages when I should have written 40’.”

He also talked about fan theories and fan interactions:

“I took myself out of all that. Some of [the theories] are right and some of [the theories] are wrong. They’ll find out when I finish.

I don’t want to go to a party where an unending succession of people want to take selfies with me. Because that’s not fun the way it was in the old days. That’s work.”

George also admitted to missing the old days, but said it’s a win some, lose some situation.

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