Sophie Turner calls petition to re-shoot Game of Thrones season 8 'disrespectful'
It's fair to say that the final season of Game of Thrones has had a Marmite reception: some people loved it, while others hated it. Indeed, episode five of the eighth season is still the lowest-rated on Rotten Tomatoes, and numerous fans have criticised the show for seemingly rushing the plotlines for the sake of contrived drama.
In fact, the backlash has been so vocal in some corners of social media, that there have actually been petitions made calling for HBO to reshoot the entire final season. One person who's not so happy about all this is Sansa Stark's actress Sophie Turner, who responded to the petitions in a recent interview with The New York Times. Sophie stated: "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,
Check out this hilarious video of Sophie reacting to a scene from the show below:
Sophie continued: "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."
After the final episode aired, Sophie posted an emotional tribute to the cast and crew on Instagram. She shared a picture of everyone together and captioned it: "Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you [for] teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me. [sic]"
She added: "To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything. [sic]"
Indeed, some people have reacted rather badly to the show ending. In fact, a counselling service has now been set up to help fans move on from the show after almost a decade of devotion.