As one of many two youngest important solid members (together with Maisie Williams) of the HBO excessive fantasy collection Recreation of Thrones, Sophie Turner, who performed the elder Stark daughter Sansa, acknowledges she needed to mature extra rapidly than others because of the present’s extra adult-oriented nature. Whereas selling her HBO Max collection The Staircase, the actress opened up about her time on the critically-acclaimed collection to her X-Males: Darkish Phoenix co-star Jessica Chastain for The Reduce.
“It’s superb as a result of I believe for ten years, I felt like I wanted to be the individual that everybody else noticed as a result of I used to be rising up and I didn’t know the rest,” Turner stated. “Aside from the character that I used to be taking part in in ‘Recreation of Thrones’ after which different individuals’s perceptions of me, I didn’t have time to determine who I used to be as an individual. And so when ‘Recreation of Thrones’ ended, I began creating, like, a private life after which lastly a style for what I really wished to do in my work and issues like that. I really feel like I’m solely on the start of my journey of evolving into an individual I in all probability ought to have advanced into about ten years in the past.” The actresses additionally in contrast their lives exterior of Hollywood.
“I believe not being afforded that, however I additionally assume if you end up 13, 14, 15, you get caught up in social media like another child,” Turner stated. “I felt I overexposed myself to the purpose the place I welcomed every part in and everybody in on their opinions. Now, I believe I’d struggle tougher than I ever should attempt to defend that. I additionally assume it’s not good for an actor to overexpose your self. It’s essential to have a way of anonymity so that folks can see you as different characters and imagine it and never know you as identical to, ‘Oh, Sophie.’” So far as going out and in of character, she broke down her dramatically completely different experiences from Darkish Phoenix to Recreation of Thrones.
“It’s so bizarre. I don’t, however I sort of discover it fairly straightforward to go out and in. You noticed on ‘X-Males’, in between takes, singing and dancing collectively,” Turner stated. “It does assist having individuals round which can be additionally keen to step out of it as effectively. And it’s simply one thing that rising up on a present like ‘Recreation of Thrones,’ the subject material was so heavy that I simply developed a coping mechanism of simply having probably the most enjoyable in between takes, so I wouldn’t get traumatized. I’m positive I’ll exhibit some signs of trauma down the street. At that age, I don’t assume I may comprehend a variety of the scene matter. And the primary few years, I had my mother with me as a result of she was chaperoning me, so she can be very useful and provides me snacks. I don’t know what it’s, however I really feel like a 10-year-old in a college play once more when somebody that I do know comes and sees me on set. I really feel so embarrassed.” One such controversial and trauma-inducing scene was the off-screen assault from Sansa’s husband Ramsey (Iwan Rheon).
For extra on The Staircase, which streams Thursdays on HBO Max, and their careers, you may try the entire interview right here.