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Sophie Turner says the fan petition to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 is “disrespectful”

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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.”

Sophie Turner talks about the end of Game of Thrones, her final costume fitting

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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Amy
Amy
2 years ago

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.

KUMAR ABHINAV
KUMAR ABHINAV
2 years ago

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.

Max
Max
2 years ago

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.

Gaz
Gaz
2 years ago

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 »

joe J
joe J
2 years ago

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.

GoT Sucked
GoT Sucked
2 years ago

As was the final season of the series.

Jaron
Jaron
2 years ago

I think Sophie is right. I was thinking the same thing when I heard that people were displeased. It is total rubbish. GOT was always doing the unexpected, so when the ending is not to liking or living up to the expectations of people then that’s precisely in the line of the show. Having said that, it is a TV show. You don’t like it, turn it off….If you don’t like a book, you close it. You don’t write the author to rewrite the book.

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In a recent GQ story, Judkins revealed that he sought advice for creating an epic fantasy series that did the books justice, stood on its own as an attractive new big-budget series for average audiences, and carved its own unique niche in a crowded fantasy entertainment space.

“Just do what you’re going to do, the Game of Thrones duo advised him, per the outlet. “You know what this is. You have to believe in it. These kinds of things have to have an extraordinary clarity of vision to work.”

The pressure on The Wheel of Time is immense, especially because of its comparison with Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones proved to be a huge success, a worldwide phenomenon that broke all records, and one of the best TV adaptations of a novel series.

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Game of Thrones stars are a close knit bunch. Many of them are close friends in real life, like former on-screen brothers Richard Madden and Kit Harington, who played Robb Stark and Jon Snow respectively on the show. Hence it must come as no surprise that the two cherish any opportunity they get to work together. In this case, it was Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest phase 4 film Eternals.

Though Madden was thrilled to be a part of the project, and getting to work with Kit once again, he was sad about not sharing much screen-time with him. He told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview:

Richard Madden was sad about not sharing enough screen-time with Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington in Marvel’s Eternals

Just great. I mean, I’ve been friends with Kit for many, many years, and sadly we don’t get to do a lot in the film together. But I get to have one moment with him where we say hello, and it’s nice to be on set with someone you know and trust and have known for a long time. On set, it was kind of like hanging out with your friends, and then it’s like, ‘Oh, right, we’ve got to do acting now? Okay.’”

When Madden was asked why Eternals and his character of Ikaris appealed to him, the actor said:

For me, it was the fascination of when you’ve got a character that’s thousands and thousands of years old, what is it about them that makes them want to keep living? What is it about the world around them that they find joy in?”

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