Sophie Turner Slams 'Disrespectful' Fan Petition to Remake 'Game of Thrones' Season 8
The dust is still settling in Westeros after the "Game of Thrones" series finale, and fans are continuing to furiously debate the merits of the show's ending. One vocal faction wants to see the entirety of season eight remade -- an idea that one of the show's stars thinks is especially petty.
In an interview with The New York Times, Sophie Turner offered her thoughts on the "Thrones" swan song, and the final outcome for her character, Sansa Stark. While Turner said she personally was pleased with how the series wrapped, she told the Times she was "not surprised" by some of the more bitter fan reactions.
"People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish," Turner said, "and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel."
One way that's happening is with a fan petition to remake the entire final season, with organizers stipulating that they want "competent writers" at the helm. More than 1.4 million people (and counting) have already signed.
Turner didn't mince words when telling the Times what she thought of the petition, slamming it as "disrespectful" and bitter.
The actress said:
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's highly unlikely that HBO will be remaking season eight anytime soon, especially since this season -- and the finale episode in particular -- was such a huge ratings hit. But maybe someone will shoot a version based on George R.R. Martin's forthcoming final two books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series -- whenever they happen to get released. Just don't expect that ending to be too different from the current version.
[via: The New York Times]