'Survive': Sophie Turner after 'Game of Thrones' hasn't iterated success but Quibi’s thriller may change that
Turner's success is solely from the response to her powerful portrayal of Sansa Stark in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' but after that, the actor hasn't had much luck impressing audiences in 'Dark Phoenix'
Sansa Stark in 'Game of Thrones' was considered a global phenomenon. She was initially hated, then fans of the show began to see how circumstances changed her and she became one of the favorite characters of the show. The actor behind the portrayal of this much-loved character -- Sophie Turner -- received an Emmy nomination for her exemplary performance. It has been a year since the show came to an end, however, Turner hasn't had much of a chance to reiterate her success.
She had debuted as young Jean Grey in 'X-Men-Apocalypse' and there were a lot of expectations attached to her stand-alone film 'Dark Phoenix' which was also a part of the 'X-Men' franchise. However, the film was not quite impressive and the film had in fact bombed. Turner's claim to fame, 'Game of Thrones' has now become the highest point in her career and at the very beginning at that.
The success that she saw with 'Game of Thrones' was not reflected in 'Dark Phoenix' and this failure right after the conclusion of one of the only biggest projects that Turner was a part of could very well draw the direction of her film career in Hollywood. At this time, Turner decided to sign a project with an all-new streaming service -- Quibi -- and to be a part of miniseries of an all-new format. It is being referred to as Moving Chapters and each episode is only 10 minutes long.
The short episodes are aimed at engaging audiences primarily on their mobile phones and tablets and Turner's project 'Survive' is something that she hasn't tried before. Moving beyond the set format, the genre that Turner has chosen this time around is far away from anything superhero or fantasy. 'Survive' is based on a book of the same name by Alex Morel and she plays the lead role, that of Jane a woman fighting addiction and self-worth issues in life.
What happens when someone who has no interest in continuing to live, ends up being one of the only two survivors of a plane crash? That is the story that 'Survive' is set to tell and with it, Turner would get a chance to iterate her success. Turner's performance in 'Dark Phoenix' was not terrible. However, what Turner needs more than anything is work that would speak for her skill and talent.
It has been just a year since 'Game of Thrones' ended but Turner's run with the show had lasted a decade at which time she mostly worked only on 'Game of Thrones'. She has very few projects to speak of that she was a part of while working on 'Game of Thrones' and while she is not exactly resting on her laurels; she has a long way to go before her work can speak for her.
What we have to see now is if 'Survive' will be one of the titles that would help her cement her place in Hollywood as an actor, or if it will end up following the lead set by 'Dark Phoenix'.
Meanwhile, Turner's personal life has gained a lot of attention. She is now married to Joe Jonas, one of the Jonas Brothers and the run-up to their wedding, which was more the style of eloping than anything, had fans everywhere go gaga. She has since been a part of two of their music videos -- both of which have gone viral.