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Sophie Turner hopes her new Quibi series Survive will help people fight mental illness



Sophie Turner has been in news in recent times. While her new series Survive has been released recently in the new app called Quibi, she has also been very vocal about the importance of self-quarantine. Turner has got rave reviews for her performance in the series and now she hopes that people suffering from mental illness will get some sort of benefit from the series. Read on to find out more!

Turner’s character Jane in the series suffers from mental illness and before the plan crash even contemplates taking her own life. However, post the crash she finds her fighting spirit and tries to survive. She told Popsugar the reason why she chose to be part of the series.

“What drew me to the script was the way that mental illness was written so accurately in my opinion. It felt real to me. I also loved the notion that this girl who wanted to die so badly ends up fighting for a life that she never wanted to live in the first place.”

Turner also felt that showing the real side of mental illness was important in contemporary movies and series.

“The more accurately we depict mental illness in film and TV, the more people it will help.”

She hoped that people will feel less lonely after watching Survive. She hoped that:

“People feel less alone, but not only that, I hope that the story of this girl finding something to live for helps others find the ability to do that, too.”

Turner has been making the right kind of noises in recent times. She has been relentless in asking her fans to stay at home and now she has also been part of a successful series.

Have you seen Survive? What are your views on the series? Let us know your views in the comments below!

When a show becomes a hit like Game of Thrones, a lot of new factors come into play. To keep the show engaging and entertaining, the showrunners had to be really careful about getting spoilers leaked. A lot of hard work was put in keeping the story a secret. Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, once revealed how hard HBO was trying to tighten the security. In the final season, visitors had stickers on their phones to prevent pictures. The cast was given code names on call sheets and the show itself was dubbed ‘Face of Angels’. There were a lot of reshoots, and each reshoot took a lot of time. In an interview with Digital Spy, Turner and Richard Brake (Night King) talked about the dedicated work behind the show’s success.


Richard Brake: “‘Hardhome’ was massive in terms of its budget and in terms of the amount of time we had to shoot it. The amount of time it took to shoot those 20 minutes of the battle scene at Hardhome was equivalent to almost the amount of time I’ve had to shoot entire films.”

Sophie Turner (Sansa): “We wouldn’t get physical [scripts]. We would have it on an app. We would get sent sides for the scene [we were shooting] the next day. So we would have to learn it all the day before. And once you’ve read it, it disappears 24 hours later, and you can never access it again. It was tighter than the White House security!”

Have you ever visited a film/show set? How does it compare to Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments below!

Game of Thrones remains one of the most successful TV show franchise ever made. The show reached new heights with every season. The fantasy series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. Although, success always comes at the price of controversy. The show was popular as well as infamous for the number of sex scenes and nudity on-screen. Most of the times the actors have to face the heat of the audience. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) talked about one such incident with Digital Spy.

He said, “A friend of mine sent me a link to this website, about concerned parents, it was more or less a hate letter to me. ‘He will always be known as that actor. Incestuous’. It was very hateful. So that was a great thing to click on.”

“There are so many people that get really passionate about this. ‘There’s too much sex! There’s too much violence! They killed a dog! Ahh!’ It’s just amazing because it’s just fiction and we’re very serious about it.

“You might not like [it], but it is what it is. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, it’s the way that they chose to tell their story. And it’s in the books, it’s the source materials. It’s the way he [George RR Martin] wanted to describe this world.

“Yes, there’s a lot of sex, but I don’t think you find any of the sex scenes if you look at them, that don’t also tell a story about the characters.”

Do you think the negative reaction towards nudity on Game of Thrones was fair? Tell us in the comments below!

Game of Thrones was the biggest and also one of the most controversial shows of the past decade. The fantastical series was famous not just for its story and amazing CGI, but also graphic nudity. The sex scenes shocked quite a number of audience who questioned the show’s approach towards sex. The series is also criticized for sometimes forcing artists into such scenes, like Emilia Clarke. In an interview with Digital Spy, several cast members got candid about shooting naked on the show.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: “You start out in the extreme, after episode one where [Jaime] has sex with his twin sister and he tries to kill this innocent, sweet-looking boy. It questions your moral beliefs, that’s for sure.”

Emilia Clarke: “I didn’t watch the first couple of episodes with my parents, my dad in particular.”

Alfie Allen (Theon): “There was one time where I was with my mum and accidentally watched it. Ros (Esmé Bianco) was involved in a really graphic lesbian sex scene and my mum was just so shocked. That was pretty funny. We don’t watch it together anymore though, that’s for sure.”

Michelle Fairley: “I got a no-nudity clause so I always get to keep my clothes on… The producers put it in, not me!”

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Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.