I think [HBO’s Game of Thrones] rides a very fine line and creatively it’s sort of amazing, because I think sometimes people are outraged by how much nudity there is and how compromised women are in these circumstances. And then they find a way to fill these characters with such a richness, and to kind of blindside you with a power that is within a female character, a level of intelligence, a survival skill that can totally outshine any of the other characters that we’re familiar with. And I think that they’re not afraid really shine a light on how fucking terrible it can be for a woman out there. How dangerous it is in this world and the kind of violence that is perpetrated against women.
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Turner attributes the hate Sansa got specifically during the first season, ostensibly because she was “weak” or “stupid,” to the fact that “people see their own faults in her character, and they don’t like facing their own weaknesses. I think if anyone was a 13-year-old girl put in her situation, they would probably act exactly the same. When I was younger, Maisie, who plays my sister, and I were in scenes together and people loved her character and they hated mine, and it really used to affect me.”
It’s been a relatively lackluster season for Jon Snow. After he fled from the Wildlings in season three, Snow threw himself on the mercies of his superiors at Castle Black and begged forgiveness while trying in vain to warn them of the coming armies of Mance Rayder. Aside from a brief (but satisfying) conquest to topple Craster’s Keep, most of Jon’s arc this season has been essentially about bureaucracy, and how those in power don’t necessarily know their ass from a hole in the ground. Or in this case, they don’t know a serious threat from children’s scary stories. Basically, Ygritte’s not the only one who believes Jon Snow knows nothing. But in “The Watchers On The Wall” Jon’s predictions of war came true. And there was much blood and carnage.
This is what frustrates me…People don’t like Sansa because she is feminine. It annoys me that people only like the feminine characters when they act like male characters. And they always go on about feminism. Like, you’re rooting for the people who look like boys, who act like boys, who fight like boys. Root for the girls who wear dresses and are intellectually very strong.
We spent a long time rehearsing it with Alex [Graves], the director, and myself and Nik and Jack [Gleeson] and you know, of course it’s a very complicated moment for many reasons and what I will say about it is, from my stance as an actor who’s had this character for three years, four years, who knows her intimately…you know you’re standing, as a woman in absolute grief, in pain that she’s never felt before. And you know, she’s staring at the body of her dead son who’s been her sanity and her purpose and she’s joined by her brother who’s also her lover so, you know, we’ve also got bigger problems going on than the ones everyone’s talking about. And it becomes very messy.
If you don’t love Asha (Yara) Greyjoy then I just don’t know.