Game of Thrones cast dodge Snow questions

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Game of Thrones cast dodge Snow questions
Alfie Allen and Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones.

The audience was also eager to discuss some of the treatment of the show's female characters in Season 5.

By AP

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Published: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 11:29 AM

Last updated: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 7:07 PM

JON SNOW ISN'T the only one who knows nothing. Fans who attended the Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con found themselves in a similar position Friday afternoon.
The large cast who gathered at the annual comic book convention danced around questions about the future of the story, Jon Snow's fate, and even the hotly debated treatment of its female characters in Season 5.
"We've always tried to maintain a level of surprise for people who watch the show," said Game of Thrones producer Carolyn Strauss.
They were not going to abandon that premise even for the large crowd, many of whom waited overnight for the panel.
Host Seth Myers joked that, as a fan of the show, he also tried to mine answers from the cast backstage to no avail. "And I'm kind of famous," he laughed.
Instead, the panel functioned more as a retrospective, with an amusing audition reel from many of the cast reciting some of their most famous lines and a montage of how Game of Thrones has permeated pop culture.
Audience members still tried their best to glean any information from the large ensemble, including actors Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen and Liam Cunningham, especially about Kit Harington, who was not present.
The audience was also eager to discuss some of the treatment of the show's female characters in Season 5, which included rape, death by burning and a walk of shame through town.
When asked if they'll more overtly address the criticisms in Season 6, Strauss gave a cryptic answer about just trying to find the best stories to tell in the world. "Things were not great for a lot of people, male and female," she said.
As for the burning of Princess Shireen, Strauss said that, "just because it's painful doesn't mean it's not a good point in the story.
"It wasn't done because of the pain, it was done in spite of the pain." AP



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