It's looking like Game of Thrones might very well end with a woman sitting on the Iron Throne, and women definitely ruled at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel. Speaking to an audience of GOT superfans, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) stole the show—and shared their feminist vision for the future of the show.
Christie on the first law she'd pass if she sat on the Iron Throne:
"That woman could be knights," naturally.
Emmanuel on the first law she would pass if she sat on the Iron Throne:
Emmanuel also took inspiration from her character in laying down her law and it's an amazing and empowering one:
"I Missandei would want—and I would quite like—language lessons for everyone, so everyone is bilingual," she said. "Education for everyone. It's a really serious answer, but also true and how I feel."
Turner on how smart Sansa is now:
When asked about that whole Littlefinger/Sansa situation, Turner acknowledged that he did used to manipulate Sansa—but don't expect that to be the case anymore.
"She's just as good at playing the game as he is at this point," she promised.
Christie on why Brienne is still so loyal to Catelyn Stark after all this time:
When asked about what drives her character, Brienne, Christie tipped the hat to one of GOT's OG badass women: Catelyn Stark.
"Brienne's relationship with Catelyn Stark was the first time that she realized strength in another woman," she said, explaining the influence Catelyn had on the Brienne we know and love today.
Turner on what to expect from Jon and Sansa's relationship this season:
"There's still that kind of sibling rivalry from back when they were very young and they're reunited and...there's still kind of that sexism that's ingrained in the culture where men are the fighting figures and the women just kind of say nothing. Sansa is politically, especially to do with Battle of the Bastards, she was very knowledgable about how to deal with the situation, deal with the Boltons, and so it's about them finding that balance and finding that collaboration—but it's proving quite difficult. He's the military man, she's the politician, but I think they both need to realize they need to stop fighting for ultimate power and just work together."
Somehow, we're now looking forward to the rest of Season 7 more than ever, and we honestly didn't know that was possible.
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