Sophie Turner says it's "lovely" to be engaged to beau Joe Jonas, but it's her career that gives her a true sense of achievement.
Turner recently spoke to Marie Claire for their "2018 Fresh Faces" feature, briefly discussing her engagement, her career and working as a woman in Hollywood in the age of "Time's Up" and #MeToo. Turner, 22, appears to very much be enjoying her engagement to Jonas (and has already invited Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams to be her bridesmaid), but she said getting engaged isn't exactly what she would consider as an accomplishment.
“I’m still like, 'Holy sh*t! I’m engaged.' There’s this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you," she told the magazine. "But I’ve always found that my career is something I work for, and when I achieve something, there’s a sense that this is the greatest thing I’ll do in my life."
"It’s lovely to be engaged," she continued. "Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I’d find a house that I love and want to stay in forever. There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person. But there’s a drive that comes with your career.”
Turner has been outspoken on social media in her support for the "Time's Up" and #MeToo movements to combat sexual misconduct in Hollywood and other industries, writing in December about those who have come forward, "YES. So very proud of these people. You will not be silenced. You are heard. And we believe you and stand with you."
She told Marie Claire that the movement has given her a new sense of comfort that she too would have such support, if she were to be a victim.
“I’m so much more comfortable going into work knowing that there’s a group of people who will believe me if something does happen," she said.
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