Turns Out Sophie Turner Wanted The Same Game Of Thrones Ending As You

"There were so many ways the story could have turned out.”

Let’s be honest, we all envisioned a different ending to Game of Thrones, and it turns out Sophie Turner was hoping for something else as well.

In an interview with The Wrap, the actress, who’s nominated for an Emmy (in her category four out of six of the nominees are from GoT), revealed her dream ending and it’s probably very similar to yours.

“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.”

Um, yeah, we all thought Arya would be the person to kill Cersei and the way she ended up dying was pretty underwhelming.

“I felt very passionately about the ending for Sansa, and I was very happy with the ending that turned out for her,” she added.

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Sophie was also asked how she felt about Bran getting the Iron Throne when there are so many strong female characters and he’s “very passive”.

“I suppose it’s not really the Iron Throne anymore. 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.

“Daenerys 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.”

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She also went on to say how happy she was to have made it to the final episode and the final scene. The actress joked that every time she turned a page on the script she thought it would be her last scene.

When asked about the controversy surrounding the last season, however, the actress got defensive, which makes total sense when you think about the fact the cast and crew put almost a whole year of their lives into making those six episodes.

“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.”

While fans might not have loved the last season of the show the Emmys voters clearly did because GoT managed to get 32 nominations – the most nominations any series has had in a single year.

If you’d like to forget about the show’s ending, one fan has written their ideal season eight and it’s amazing. You can read it here.

The GoT Showrunners Once Tricked Alfie Allen Into Thinking Bran Murdered Theon In Season 2

But it totally backfired!

Can you imagine Game of Thrones without Theon Greyjoy? Theon went through a huge transformation on the show and was played beautifully by Alfie Allen, but what if he’d been killed off much earlier in the show?

Thankfully, it never happened, but David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did try to trick Alfie into thinking his character was going to be killed all the way back in season two!

While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Alfie revealed he was given a fake script with Theon dying at the hands of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright). The showrunners were likely looking for a dramatic reaction, but instead got the opposite.

”Well, the script was given to me, and basically, I kind of give this rousing speech, if I may say so myself.

”So at the end of this speech, Bran sort of pops out from somewhere and stabs me in the chest and says, ‘This is my Winterfell, not yours.’ And so I kind of just took it on the chin and got on with it, you know.”

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It wasn’t until after Alfie had finished shooting season two that the rest of the cast told the showrunners they should probably tell him the truth.

”I think about three weeks passed where I had kind of finished my shooting for that season, and people in the cast were kind of telling David and Dan, because they had given me this fake script with this kind of fake ending — that maybe you should tell him that it’s fake.”

He added that they must have assumed he would have thrown a tantrum about it by that point, “People decided to tell them that maybe you should call him, cause he might be tearing his hair out, but I wasn’t, I was sunbathing.”

With Alfie being so chill about getting killed off, the joke’s really on D.B. and David.

The actor then went on to say that they played a similar prank on Kit Harrington, who played Jon Snow, where the script said that a White Walker burnt off all his hair so he would have had to wear a bald cap for the rest of the series.

Watch the full interview below:

Netflix Proves They Didn't Watch S8 Of Game Of Thrones By Hiring The Creators For $200 Mil

And fans are not happy at all.

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a multiyear film and TV deal with Netflix for a cool $200 million according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The writing duo will leave HBO to create new projects for Netflix who beat out Amazon and Disney for the deal.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement, “We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix. They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”

Benioff and Weiss also released a joint statement that read, “We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home.

“Over the past few months we’ve spent many hours talking to Cindy Holland and Peter Friedlander, as well as Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber. We remember the same shots from the same ’80s movies; we love the same books; we’re excited about the same storytelling possibilities.

“Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we’re honored they invited us to join them.”

THR reports Amazon was actually the front-runner until July when Netflix made a more competitive offer.

Benioff and Weiss are already in business with Disney as they’re working on a new Star Wars trilogy.

Sources have told THR the pair was hoping to surpass the $150 million deal Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan signed with Amazon earlier this year.

The creators have recently been in hot water as many fans were up in arms with the ending of Game of Thrones, however, this didn’t stop the show from getting 32 Emmy nominations – the most nominations by a single show in one year.

Many of those angry fans took to Twitter after the announcement of the deal with Benioff and Weiss.

Some even suggested they’d cancel their subscriptions.

One user made the pretty good point that we wouldn’t “have to worry about another half-assed eighth season since Netflix shows never get that far anyway”. So, maybe the shows they make will actually be alright?

But seriously, with just some of that $200m Netflix could have created another season of The Santa Clarita Diet. And no, I’ll probably never get over that cancellation…


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