Sophie Turner Recalls Being Pressured to Lose Weight While Filming 'Game of Thrones'
The 23-year-old actress is getting candid about her mental health.
The final season ofevoked strong reactions, with loyal viewers questioning the HBO fantasy drama’s plot twists, the violence, and the writing.
— who played Sansa Stark for all eight seasons of the hit series — told The New York Times in a post-finale interview Monday she wasn’t surprised by the .
“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 said.
The actress went on to criticize a viral fan
‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Petition for Final Season Do-Over Snowballs
A petition by an angry fan demanding that HBO remake the final season of “Game of Thrones” has now been signed by more than 300,000 people. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are the target of the petition, which asserts that the pair, who have shepherded the HBO hit from the beginning, “have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.” The show first moved beyond George R.R. Martin’s ongoing book series in the sixth season. The online petition, which was started on Change.org by a user called Dylan D.
Turner called the petition “disrespectful.”
“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,” she said. “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.”
Despite getting mixed reviews from fans, Sunday night’s season closer titled “The Iron Throne” scored record ratings.
As Deadline, the finale attracted 19.3 million viewers on all platforms (including HBO GO and HBO Now), topping last week’s previous series high of 18.4 million viewers.
Petition to Remake 'Game of Thrones' Last Season Hits 1 Million Signatures
HBO has not responded to the plea for better writing on the fantasy series.
On TV alone, 13.6 million people tuned in to the initial broadcast, topping the HBO single-episode record of 13.4 for the season 4 opener of The Sopranos 17 years ago.
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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4: Jessica Chastain shocked by a scene with Sansa deemed sexist
It's very simple, people in the world to have watched episode 4 of Game of Thrones season 8 were very numerous. Among them, there is Jessica Chastain. The latter confessed to being shocked by a scene with Sansa talking about her rape, which the actress and several Internet users found sexist in the scenario."Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger"
fans are millions if not billions across the planet. series, is a success in every way. And while many anxiously wait for the release of episode 5 this Sunday, May 12, 2019 on HBO (in the USA) and simultaneous 3h on OCS (in France), many netizens have rebelled against a scene of . Which ? The one between Sandor Clegane aka Limier (Rory McCann) and ( ). Arya's sister suggests that the rape she suffered helped her become stronger afterwards.
A passage of the scenario thattotally disapproved. On her account , the actress who posted a GIF of his partner on the iron throne before tackling the production and writers of Game of Thrones.
"Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger," said Jessica Chastain, very angry in a tweet, then continued, "A woman does not need to be victimized to become a butterfly. a small bird has always been a Phoenix, her dominant strength is only thanks to her, and she alone. " According to the star of the big screen, the character played by Sophie Turner would not have needed to have suffered a sexual assault to become a strong woman.
And obviously, she is not the only one to have found this sexist scene. Several Internet users have admitted to having been shocked by this sequence too.Netizens are mixed
On the same social network, fans of Game of Thrones and have notably said that in the books, Sansa Stark is strong from the beginning, and without being raped: "In the books, she gets more and more force without having been repeatedly sexually assaulted "," Using rape and / or abuse to demonstrate a woman's strength is what looks like the laziest writing ever. it does not work like that".
"This replica has been described by men," said someone, adding: "Tell them this season was a joke and in very bad taste, they massacred all the female characters, because that writers simply do not know how to write them, while men get everything they want as they literally said in the last episode. "
But other aficionados of the iron throne have tempered the game, finding that this conversation between the Limier and Sansa is not meant to be sexist. "I doubt it was their intention," said a twitto, others giving their version of what Sansa meant in this scene: "I became stronger, I became who I am, I have survived. " "It seems to me to be a healthy way to overcome this," added one user, another saying "everything defines you, the good and the bad".
The main concerned has not yet reacted. But since she agreed to claim these replies, she must not be in agreement with Jessica Chastain.
Sophie Turner Reveals She Didn't Tell Her Parents She Auditioned for Game of Thrones.
Sophie Turner Didn't Tell Parents About Game of Thrones Audition