Sophie Turner Blasts 'Disrespectful' 'Game of Thrones' Fans
After fans created a petition demanding a remake of season 8, 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner has come out swinging in defence of the series.
Speaking to the New York Times, Turner didn't hold back about her thoughts on the way some viewers have reacted to the final season, slamming those who signed the petition -- which now has 1.3 million signatures -- as "disrespectful".
"Honestly, I’m not surprised," she began.
"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."
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Regarding the Change.org petition, she reiterated that both the cast and crew had worked hard for ten years on the hugely popular and fans should respect that.
"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."
It seems castmate Kit Harrington feels the same way, telling Esquire even before the petition began that he did not care about what the haters have to say about the show.
“Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgment on it, in my head they can go f*ck themselves,” he told the publication. “Because I know how much work was put into this.”