Sophie Turner did not hold back on her thoughts towards the Game of Thrones petition.
Sophie Turner, who plays Winterfell’s newly crowned Sansa Stark in the late record-smashing series, responded to fans’ petition to have the writers re-do the show’s final season.
About a million fans had signed a Change.org petition to remake the HBO drama’s final season with different writers. Talking to The New York Times, the Sansa Stark actress called the petition disrespectful.
“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,” Turner said.
“People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish,” she continued, “and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it.”
Turner wasn’t the only cast member to denounce the haters. Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays King Bran “the Broken” Stark, called it “absurd.” Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, lashed out at not just the petition signers, but any critic of the show, telling naysayers to “go f–k themselves.” New York Post stated.
Change.org petitions are commonly used to try to drive actual societal betterment, not lobby to remake a season of a TV show which is never going to happen. As Riverdale star Lili Reinhart put it, “This is not how television works. TV shows are not fan service. It’s ridiculous of people to think they can demand creative change from artists.”
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