(Warning: spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones!)
Back in May, the finale for Game of Thrones unfolded to record ratings. And it had its fair share of controversy, most notably with the decision of the new king of Westeros – Bran Stark. While some fans weren’t happy with this choice, co-star Sophie Turner certainly is.
In a recent interview with The Wrap, she explains why her fellow Stark brother deserves the nod.
“I think it’s true what Tyrion was saying: Bran holds all of our stories, and we can’t move on unless we remember our history,” she said. “Daeneyrs had to die. Cersei was a mad queen. Arya is too much of a free spirit. Sansa probably wouldn’t want to rule the seven kingdoms anyway — she wanted to stay in the North and defend the North. I really think Bran might be the perfect person for the job.”
But when asked if there was a different way she would have wanted the series to end, Turner did have some interesting ideas.
“I thought Arya would kill Cersei,” she said. “And I would like to have seen Sansa and Cersei reunited, or Arya and Cersei. But there were so many ways the story could have turned out. I felt very passionately about the ending for Sansa, and I was very happy with the ending that turned out for her.”
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Ultimately, despite how the final season played out, Turner stands by the choices the showrunners made.
“The fans are incredible and so loyal, and we love them because of the fact that they’re so, so passionate. I cannot fault them there. But when people were saying that there was no effort, that the writers were terrible…the most effort was put into this final season. We were shooting for an incredibly long time, nearly 11 months. We did the most night shoots anyone has done ever, I think. I felt a little defensive, and I think I’m entitled to feel like that.”
The full interview can be found here. Fans who missed out on the final season of Game of Thrones can order it on Blu-ray here, set to release on December 3.
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