Today’s the big day in San Diego as the cast of Game of Thrones have arrived for the panel in Hall H, starting soon (4:30PM ET, 1:30PM PT). Entertainment Weekly already has a new interview out with one cast member, Sophie Turner, discussing the tense relationship between Sansa and Jon, seen in last Sunday’s season premiere “Dragonstone.”
“I think the sibling rivalry stems from childhood,” Turner tells EW. “The reality is Jon is the military man, and the sexism exists where he believes that [a man should be in charge]. And in reality, Sansa is a really wonderful politician, and he doesn’t recognize it enough to appreciate it. It’s difficult because military-wise, she doesn’t know anything. And she’s kind of butting in on that respect. And he, on the other end, is trying to be more of a politician, and he doesn’t know as much as she does. If they could just learn to collaborate.”
Read the rest of the article at EW– we can expect they’ll be liveblogging the panel as well! After the panel, we’re sure to see a lot more interviews as the cast usually sits down with a variety of outlets to discuss the new season.
Speaking of “Dragonstone,” the well-received season premiere was a ratings blockbuster, and was apparently a smash in another numbers area- pirating! Once again, Game of Thrones was a hit with fans downloading the new episode via less-than-legal means, with TorrentFreak reporting that “Dragonstone” has been pirated “more than 90 million times in only three days.”
The number is not an exact one, as counting illegal downloads is not a precise science. The data was gathered by MUSO, who only counted some kinds of download traffic and not others, such as Usenet. TorrentFreak notes that the information “doesn’t appear to cover all countries.” So that 90 million total looks to be a low estimate.
Nicely done, pirates! Euron approves.