Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner has slammed fan petitions asking for the final season of the HBO drama to be reshot, referring to them as "disrespectful."
" [...] 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," Turner told the New York Times. "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."
This season has been divisive among the fanbase, with many swerves catching the audience off-guard. Due to certain arcs not going the way they wanted, as well as controversy over who gets to finally sit on the Iron Throne, over 1 million people signed a petition to remake Season 8 with different writers.
"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," Turner added.
Her sentiments echo that of Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson, who also described such petitions as "rude." Turner made it perfectly clear the series has never gone the way people wanted, referencing Ned Stark's beheading in Season 1, and indicated the heel turn of Daenerys Targaryen and similar twists were all perfectly within the nature of the story, whether entitled viewers wanted to accept it or not.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.