A passage from the scenario that Jessica Chastain was totally frowned upon. On his Twitter account, the actress who toured with Sophie Turner on X-Men : Dark Phoenix has posted a GIF of her 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, continuing then : “A woman does not need to be victimisée to become a butterfly. The little bird has always been a Phoenix. Its dominant force is only thanks to her. And it 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 scene sexist. Several people have confessed to have been shocked also by this sequence.
Users are mixed
On the same social network, the fans of Game of Thrones is thus indicated that in the books, Sansa Stark is strong from the beginning, and this without having been raped : “In the books, she gets more and more strength without having been several times attacked, sexually”, “Use rape and/or abuse to demonstrate the strength of a woman it is what looks like writing is the most lazy who is. In addition it doesn’t work like that”.
“This replica has been described by men” pointed out someone, a(e) other, adding : “Tell them ! This season has been a joke and very bad taste, they slaughtered all the female characters, because the writers simply don’t know how to write them, while men get everything they want as they have literally said in the last episode”.
But other aficionados of the iron throne, have tempered the game, finding that the conversation between the Bloodhound, and Sansa does not want to be sexist. “I doubt that was their intention,” said a(e) twitto, other giving their version of what Sansa wanted to say in this scene : “I became stronger, I became who I am, I survived”. “It seems to me to be a healthy way to overcome it,” said one user, a(e) other, stating that “any te sets, the good and the bad”.
The main question has not yet responded. But given that it agreed to affirm these replicas, it should not be in agreement with Jessica Chastain.
Jessica Chastain and Sophie Turner (Sansa from Game of Thrones) in Paris, during the promotion of the film X-Men : Dark Phoenix.