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Sophie Turner on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Quibi’s ‘Survive,’ Mental Health – Variety



Some new brides could also be inclined to unbox home equipment and keep away from sending thank-you notes. Sophie Turner, nevertheless, was determined to get again on set.

“‘Darkish Phoenix’ had simply come out, I had simply gotten married, and as quickly as the marriage was over I assumed, ‘Thank god I can take a breath, now I need to get again to work,’” Turner tells Selection of life after “Recreation of Thrones” and her marriage to singer Joe Jonas in 2019.

After “Thrones,” which ran for a outstanding eight seasons and landed her an Emmy nomination, Turner sought one thing new and bought it two-fold — jetting off to Italy’s Dolomite mountains to movie a survival story in contrast to she’d ever seen, for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upstart cellular video platform Quibi.

“There have been so many new issues occurring in my life on the time so I assumed, ‘Okay, possibly I’ll roll with this as a result of it sounds so modern and thrilling,’” she stated.

“Survive” sees Turner play a younger lady named Jane who’s discharged from psychological well being rehabilitation heart. On a cross-country flight dwelling, she has darkish ideas on taking her life — till a aircraft wreck leaves her stranded alive.

“The subject material is so vital to me, so every thing felt like that’s the place I wanted to go. [This character] may be very set on duping her manner out of this facility, and she or he’s going to go kill herself. She’s extremely depressed, she doesn’t really feel like there’s any hope,” Turner says. “However she finally ends up combating for a life she didn’t need to dwell within the first place.”

Turner was candid on her drawing from her life when constructing the character.

“I attempted to come back at it from as truthful a perspective as I might, simply from my previous experiences. With out going into an excessive amount of element, I’ve undoubtedly been the place Jane has been. It wasn’t the largest stretch for me, I suppose,” says Turner.

The actor additionally spoke with folks dwelling with psychological circumstances, like bi-polar dysfunction and PSTD, represented by different characters on the collection.

“It’s completely different for everybody who offers with it. In my expertise, everybody who I’ve met who has struggled a lot, [they] have been the best actors that I’ve ever met in my life. It was by no means apparent to me,” she stated.

From a technical standpoint, Turner immersed herself within the manufacturing mandates {that a} Quibi collection requires. The platform’s elevator pitch says that customers are capable of view content material horizontally and vertically, whereas nonetheless retaining full scope of the storytelling. This required “cross-shooting,” or a number of cameras capturing total scenes on the identical time to allow dynamic viewing.

“I like something episodic since you get a lot extra time to work with a personality, though that is bites. In our eyes, we shot ‘Survive’ as a film, the place it’s important to have a cliffhanger mainly each 10 minutes,” she stated.

Watch Selection’s full Zoom chat with Turner, the place she additionally discusses her destiny within the ongoing “X-Males” cinematic universe, above.

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