After the end of Game of Thrones last year, Sophie Turner entered a new territory with Quibi To survive. The thriller – which is part of the “chapter films” of the streaming service – follows a young woman named Jane (Turner) who suffers from depression, anxiety and PTSD. After being released from a rehab center called Lifehouse, Jane makes the decision to end her life while returning by plane. However, after the plane crashed and left it, along with another passenger named Paul (Corey Hawkins), stranded in the snow, she had to fight to stay alive.
After playing Game of Thrones For eight seasons, Turner had no qualms about jumping into another series again. “My past and my heart still reside in television,” the 24-year-old actress told POPSUGAR. “Since I started Thrones, TV has been elevated to another level of quality that we have not really seen before, so there is a huge attraction in continuing to make TV because the material to work with is so delicious now. “
When it comes to To survive in particular, Turner added that the show appeared to be a new challenge due to Quibi’s bite size. “I just think the fact that To survive is shown in 10-minute episodes, which is certainly a challenge for any project to convey enough history, enough emotion in those few minutes to entertain a person, “she said.
“This girl who wanted to die so badly ends up fighting for a life that she never wanted to live in the first place.”
Plus, she was really drawn to the way the show portrayed mental illness on the screen. “What drew me to the script was the way in which mental illness was written with such precision in my opinion,” she said. “It seemed real to me. I also liked the idea that this girl who wanted to die so badly ended up fighting for a life she never wanted to live in the first place.”
Like her character, Turner was very open about her own battles with depression and anxiety. Although she admitted that playing Jane was not “necessarily therapeutic for [her] illnesses in particular, “it was comforting to know” that the more accurately we describe mental illness in film and television, the more it will help people. “She added that she hopes her character and the series will make” people less less alone, but not only that, I hope the story of this girl who finds something to live helps others to find the ability to do that too. “