Sophie had a busy time at comic con this year, appearing on two panels – Game of Thrones and “A Conversation with Badass Women” (it was so wonderful to see Sophie – and Sansa – deservingly recognised under this category!) as well as doing several interviews about her future projects and Game of Thrones season 4 – which she starts filming for this Wednesday (30th July).
US fans won’t have to wait much longer to see Sophie’s psychological thriller “Another Me” – which is coming to theatres on August 22nd.
Hurray for Sophie! Her first trip to Comic Con. I’ll be at the Con myself and will definitely be trying my hardest to be there to support her and take pictures! The panel is slated for Friday July 25, 2014 1:40pm – 2:40pm in the legendary Hall H!
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode fourth season in June and will begin filming its fifth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Featured cast include (in alphabetical order) Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Baratheon, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (“The Hound”), Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.
Isabel, this is probably the most mainstream project that you’ve ever done, why did you decided to shoot it?
I.C: Some british producers bought the rights to the novel “Another Me” and they gave it to me to see if I saw a movie on it and the truth is that I did. I imagined a very interesting film; a story about adolescence and, above all, it was framed in a genre that I have never touched so far.
Sophie, how was it to work with Isabel Coixet?
S.T: She’s one of the best directors that I’ve ever worked with. She’s the only director I have had a much more personal approach behind camera. We spent two weeks preparing the film together and she got me involved with all the know-how, we visited the film locations together and we made sort of life in common. We wanted to have good vibes before we started shooting. Cinematically she’s amazing to work with, because you can see how she has the whole idea in her head and the editing while doing the shooting. She’s so talented… she taught me and constantly show me the direction of where she wanted me to go even before I thought about it, even the day before. She’s quite a phenomenon.
Isabel, how was it to work with such a young cast?
I.C: I didn’t really have a lot of problems because, for example, when we chose our leads actors and a saw Sophie Turner I thought “she’s our Fay” I thought she had an amazing light and strength and purity. She’s very young but she has a lot of experience, she’s not an actress that hasn’t done anything before. I worked a lot with Sophie looking for the place that would be her home in “Another Me”, the streets of the city and the school in which we would shoot. She had to blend in with the environment and the other teens in that place we picked to shoot in in Wales. When you have great actors is very easy to bring up your work. If you give them confidence they immediately respond with a great job. The relationship that Sophie had with Rhys Ifans (her father in the movie) was beautiful. He’s an actor that I personaly love. During the shoot he acted as if she was indeed his daughter. Special shout out to Geraldine Chaplin, interestingly the person with the youngest spirit of the film; she plays the sinister neighbor, but she’s one of the funniest and most energetic people I know.
Sophie, now that you are visiting Spain, would you like to film here the new season of Game of Thrones, as rumored?
S.T: It would be more pleasant than Belfast for sure (laughs). I don’t know, maybe we’ll come to work here and it would be amazing. It would even be amazing to reconnect with part of the team of this movie, because I loved working with them. It would be a pleasure to shoot in Spain but, who knows? We’ll have to wait until the network make the final decision.
Sophie. What is the worst and the best of working on a tv show that has such a strong fan base and what are the differences between working on a film?
S.T: I wouldn’t know which is better or worse. Clearly, because of all those fans, you feel an obligation to do everything right. To please them. But working on a film like “Another Me”, I’m aware that I have a number of fans following my work because of my role of Sansa in Game of Thrones and I want to show them other interpretative facets. It’s exciting to be able to do new things and that all those fans can get to know me more thoroughly as an actress.
Thankyou to the lovely Mel for the english translation!
Today Sophie attended the press conference for her upcoming film “Another Me” in Tenerife, Spain. She was accompanied by the director, Isabel Coixet. The psychological thriller will premiere in Spain on the 27th. Sophie’s performance in the film has been praised in early reviews, “The action carried out by Sophie Turner […] shows how she got to international fame. She gives [the audience] fair measure between feeling helpless or brave when the situation so requires. This girl has talent and it shows.” [source] Can’t wait to watch this one!
Sophie was every inch a princess when greeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the Game of Thrones set in Belfast. Hopefully there will be photos to come!