Taylor Swift relates career arc to Daenerys Targaryen's 'Game of Thrones' finale end, says: 'It’s easier to get power than to keep it'
A superfan of the show she said in a recent interview that she had spent a lot of time thinking about it. Comparing Dany's story arc to that of female artists in the industry, she said that it was a lot harder to sustain power than grab it, quite like Dany's win
The 'Game of Thrones' finale was controversial to say the least with divided opinions about what happened to almost everyone's favorite, Dragon Queen, Daenerys Targaryen. But it looks like Taylor Swift has learned her own lessons from the tragic fate of Dany and her short-lived reign.
A superfan, she said in a recent Rolling Stone interview that she had spent a lot of time thinking about it too. Comparing Dany's story arc to that of female artists in the industry, she said that it was a lot harder to sustain power than grab it, quite like Dany's win. "People love new female artists so much because they’re able to explain that woman’s success. There’s an easy trajectory. Look at the 'Game of Thrones' finale," she said, "I specifically really related to Daenerys’ storyline because for me it portrayed that it is a lot easier for a woman to attain power than to maintain it."
Calling the murders a "total metaphor!" she said that "in taking away what I chose to take away from it, I thought maybe they’re trying to portray her climbing the ladder to the top was a lot easier than maintaining it, because for me, the times when I felt like I was going insane was when I was trying to maintain my career in the same way that I ascended. It’s easier to get power than to keep it. It’s easier to get acclaim than to keep it. It’s easier to get attention than to keep it," she said.
Echoing the words of many fans online, she noted that Dany's arc was perhaps a reflection on how "we treat women in power, how we are totally going to conspire against them and tear at them until they feel this — this insane shift, where you wonder, like, “What changed?” As far as the finale goes, she said, "There’s no good way for it to end. No matter what would have happened in that finale, people still would have been really upset because of the fact that it’s over."