Sophie Turner has slammed fans who signed a petition to remake the final season of Game of Thrones.
The popular fantasy series finally came to an end on Sunday night, but over 1.3 million people have signed a petition calling for HBO to reshoot the show’s eighth season – because so many fans were unhappy with the ending.
Speaking to The New York Times, Sophie said she’s “not surprised” by the reaction, but branded the petition as “disrespectful”.
The actress said: “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.”
“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,” the 23-year-old said.
“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 [Sean Bean] beheading.”
“So Daenerys [Emilia Clarke] 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,” she added.
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