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Celebrity Then And Now
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Entertainment
Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal
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Sophie Turner

Famous For:
The Thirteenth Tale, Another Me, X-Men
Networth:
$18 Million
Currently Known For:
Game of Thrones
Famous Years:
2011 - Present
Birthdate:
February 21, 1996
Sophie Turner



  Famous For:
The Thirteenth Tale, Another Me, X-Men

  Networth:
$18 Million


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If you’re going to make a series on the scale of “Game of Thrones”, you have to get the casting just right. This also means that you sometimes have to take chances on actors. Before “Game of Thrones”, nobody had heard of actress Sophie Turner. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, though, as she was just 15 years old by the time the show started. Now, Turner is basically a household name thanks to the show’s success as the character has been put into the forefront and has also earned Turner a lot of money in the process.


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Turner comes from a rather normal upbringing where nobody in her family had been involved in acting. Turner herself was born in Northampton, England on February 21, 1996, though she spent most of her childhood in Chesterton. When she was just a couple of years old, Turner started her acting career by appearing on stage in school and local productions. It was clear that Turner had the potential to be a star actor, and would eventually be privately tutored so that she could focus on her acting career.

That’s because Turner was still just a teenager that was going through school age when she was cast as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones”. Over the course of the series, Sansa has become one of the most popular characters of the show as the daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark. There’s been a lot of growth for the character during the series, with it being a life changing role for Turner.

Turner was still in school when casting for “Game of Thrones” was underway. Her teacher at school had suggested that Turner audition for the role while she was eating lunch and decided to go for it. Turner knew little about HBO or the book series that the show was adapted from, and didn’t really think that she’d be considered a finalist. However, Turner kept getting the call back to advance the audition process.

One morning, her family received a call and it was her mother that woke up Turner to tell her that she got the role by calling her Sansa. “(I) just started crying,” Turner said. “It was really a good day.” Even though it was considered a major role, “None of us really knew at that point whether it was gonna be big or not,” Turner said. “It really nearly didn’t get made. We really didn’t know. I think it was only about the third season that it started to pick up its momentum. I mean, people watched it, but it wasn’t the huge thing that it is now, I suppose, until around the third or fourth season.”

Surprisingly, Turner hasn’t been nominated for a major award like an Emmy or a Golden Globe for her work on “Game of Thrones”. However, she has been part of the cast being nominated as a whole for awards like a Gold Derby or a SAG Award. Turner has been nominated from many shows during her career, and it’s only a matter of time before she finally gets one of those major awards coming her way.

After she landed her role on “Game of Thrones”, Turner was able to launch her full-time screen acting career. On television, Turner has done a television movie on the BBC network called “The Thirteenth Tale”, but has focused more on her film career. In 2013, Turner made her film debut by appearing in “Another Me”, and then had a direct to video film two years later with “Barely Lethal”.

Since then, Turner has been featured in some pretty prominent roles. In 2016, she joined the “X-Men” franchise when she took on the spot of Jean Grey (also known as Phoenix) in “Apocalypse”. Turner will reprise the role in a major blockbuster that centers solely around her character in 2019’s “Dark Phoenix”. Other recent films that Turner has been part of include “Josie” and “Time Freak”, as well as the upcoming film “Alone”. Needless to say, Turner’s star has certainly risen since being cast on “Game of Thrones”.

It’s been a whirlwind for Turner as she’s also become a focus by the mainstream media for her personal life. Since 2016, Turner has been in a relationship with singer Joe Jonas, even appearing in the recent Jonas Brothers music video for “Sucker”. Recently, the two became engaged, making them one of the hottest young couples in entertainment with a lot of attention from the press.

So far in her career, though, it’s been the role of Sansa that’s become synonymous with Turner. For the actress, the character has become a big part of her identity. “I’ve grown up with her,” Turner said. “I really feel what she feels; I probably know her better than I know myself.” It’s even affected her personally, with Turner saying that “When I read the script my heart just breaks,” about some of Sansa’s tougher moments. “I don’t need to imagine something sad, because to me what is happening to her is so real.”

Become she’s become so associated with the character, Turner says she even gets addressed by her character name from time to time. “I have had people come up to me and think I am Sansa and treat me as such,” she said. “I’ve had a few greetings as ‘Lady Stark.’ It might be quite jarring to them because they come up to me and expect a stoic, cold person. And then they see me in s***ty shorts and muddy trainers, and they are like, ‘Oh, she definitely doesn’t have handmaidens.’”

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