Sophie Turner Had Her Say On The Petition To Remake The Last Season Of "Game Of Thrones"

    "It shouldn't be such a negative thing for fans. I think it's just because it hasn't gone their way."

    It's safe to say that all six episodes of the final season of Game of Thrones, which ended on Sunday, left fans completely divided.

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    WARNING: If you haven't watched Season 8, Episode 5, there are some spoilers ahead.

    While some fans believed the twists and turns were to be expected, others were left furious, accusing the show runners of misogyny and poor character development.

    I’m sorry but this season has been a fucking disgrace. 7 seasons of character development and D&D have absolutely ruined Daenerys and Jaime’s characters. I love this show, but this is just disgusting. #GameofThrones

    And then, after the penultimate episode, which saw Daenerys torching all of King's Landing and caused widespread outcry among viewers, a petition was created calling for the entire final season to be "remade", using "competent writers".

    The petition, which now has 1.3 million signatures, has been criticised by actors from the show including Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who called it "absurd", and Jacob Anderson who said it "sucks".

    Well now Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark in the show, has also spoken out in denouncement of the petition.

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    Speaking to the New York Times, Sophie said that she believed fans had forgotten all the "twists and turns" of previous seasons and were simply annoyed that the events of Season 8 hadn't "gone their way".

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    She 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 one with Ned's beheading. So Daenerys 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."

    And she went on to say that the petition was "disrespectful" to everyone who had worked "tirelessly" on the show.

    "[There were] 50-something night shoots," Sophie continued, "So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it's not what they wanted to see is just disrespectful."

    And you can check out all of BuzzFeed's Game of Thrones season eight content here.

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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