Sophie’s turning 21 in a few short weeks, and while we couldn’t figure out exactly what we wanted to look at doing to celebrate after some discussion we’ve decided to do a charity fundraiser in Sophie’s name with the money going to the IRC, which is also known as the the International Rescue Committee.
It’s a humanitarian relief organization that aids refugees around the world that Sophie as well as her fellow Game of Thrones cast members helped support last year in a big partnership between HBO and the IRC.
The goal is 1000$ but the campaign runs for 30 days which means we can still continue to raise money even after Sophie’s birthday, every dollar counts and all of the proceeds will be going to the IRC. They work throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. Currently they are fighting to help refugees in the U.S. affected by Trump’s ban.
Earlier, MGI Entertainment released an announcement on their Facebook page saying that they had recently partnered up with Sophie for a new product line! Nothing else has been announced about the product or the line, so we’ll have to keep an eye out for any details that may appear in the coming weeks/months.
MGI is very proud to be partnering with Sophie Turner for an exciting new partnership in China.. New product line announced soon!
The company also released some lovely photos and behind the scenes photos from the shoot, which have been added to the gallery:
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Sophie Turner has joined forces with renowned British photographer and film maker Greg Williams, to be part of a series of poignant films for Stand Up To Cancer to demonstrate the statistic that 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Stand Up To Cancer’s work funds translational research that takes developments in the lab and transforms them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients right here in the UK.
The time to act is now. Text FIGHT to 70404 to give £10.*
[*100% of your donation goes to Cancer Research UK in support of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. For each text message sent, you will be charged £5 or £10 plus your standard network message charge. UK only, 16+. You can donate via text until 23:59 hrs on 31st May 2017
Thanks to SU2C for the heads up!
As someone who has lost many friends and family to cancer over the years, I’ve been a supporter of the SU2C movement here in North America for quite some time and I’m so happy and proud to see Sophie and many others standing up to it overseas as well.
Social media is putting power back in the hands of activists and today’s youth, turning Twitter trends such as #BlackLivesMatter into global movements, a ten-part docu-series from The Huffington Post explores today.
The #BlackLivesMatter episode is part of #PowerShift, hosted by Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, which examines the revolutionary ways in which today’s youth are embracing social media to change the world for the better.
The episode features activist LeCreshia Birts who says: “Social media does put power back in the hands of activists or people like me because it allows us to tell our story.”
Opal Tometi, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, explains the importance of social media in letting people know about demonstrations that are taking place.
Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, Arianna Huffington, said: “Even though we’ve seen example after example around the world of social media deepening connections, improving lives and making the world better, we are still only beginning to understand its potential.
“So I’m delighted that, as part of our What’s Working initiative to reimagine journalism with an emphasis on solutions, #PowerShift is putting a spotlight on real people using social media to change the world, in a way that’s both inspiring and entertaining.”
Turner said: “Social media has amplified the voice for my generation around the world and changed the way that we communicate.
“I am a huge advocate of social media and thrilled to be given the opportunity to delve deep into its influence and impact on society at large.”
#PowerShift will live on all 15 global editions of The Huffington Post and will be syndicated through the AOL On network.
The series was made in partnership with GroupM Entertainment (GME) and produced with Broad Bean Media.
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Hi! “other” mod Hannah here.
I may be in the unfortunate position of living on the other side of the world so I’ll probably never meet Sophie, but in some cases I’m lucky – Australia gets to see X-Men Apocalypse a week before the US! (Give me a moment to gloat… okay done).
I’m undeniably not close to the X-Men universe – I have seen all the films but I’ve always been a casual fan, and I’ve never seen an X-Men movie and come out of it thinking it was anything special. Apocalypse definitely changed that opinion. I can’t possibly preface this with “unbiased opinion” because… I literally co-run this Sophie site and, admittedly, I wouldn’t have been nearly as excited about it if she wasn’t in it. However, I can tell you that overall it is a genuinely good film, packed with emotional moments from several new and pre-loved characters, that stands up well against the oversaturation of superhero films around nowadays (and upon reflection, I think it is superior to Batman VS Superman).
Sophie Turner’s performance as Jean is amazing. Like she’s said before, her take is quite different from Famke Janssen’s – Famke’s older Jean is a lot more self assured and confident with her abilities, while Sophie’s Jean is a young girl struggling to control the growing powers within her. Sophie imbues the character with the kind of fragility and strength we know her to portray so well through Sansa Stark – and yet, she’s almost unrecognisable. She definitely shows her range in this film, nailing an American accent and showing this innate mental power that makes Jean such a unique mutant. You see why people might be afraid of her and the potential she possesses, while also feeling for how out of place in the world she feels because of it. She emits a calmness and kindness towards several key characters in the film, acting as a kind of intrinsic tether in the madness, but there’s a darker edge too. There have been rumours that X-Men might revisit the Dark Phoenix arc, and there’s no doubt in my mind Sophie would do incredible things with that material.
Overall, I appreciated the subtleties in Sophie’s portrayal but was blown away by the big moments she got, which she’s often not afforded on Game of Thrones. Jean was really given a lot of moments to shine in this film (I would even say that her arc was the strongest and most promising) and I do think audiences will warm to her immediately. I can imagine Sophie was pretty chuffed with some of her scene partners, and she held her own among some very experienced and prolific actors (one in particular is a nice surprise).
For the first time in my life I’m genuinely enthusiastic about X-Men and its future – all of the young actors shone (Tye Sheridan especially) and it will be wonderful to see how the universe progresses with these new faces. Loved it!
The ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ stars will appear in a segment to be directed by Tom van Avermaet.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston have signed up to star in a segment of the anthology film Berlin I Love You.
Belgium director Tom van Avermaet, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2012 short Death of a Shadow, will helm the segment, one of 10 shorts that will make up the feature-length omnibus. All are stories of romance set in the German capital.
The film is a sequel to the Cities of Love franchise following Paris je t’aime in 2006 and New York, I Love You in 2008.
Oren Moverman (The Messenger), Jan Ole Gerster (Oh Boy), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Pardiso) and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei are among the helmers attached to direct episodes of the new film.
Avermaet’s segment will shoot this summer in Berlin. Claus Clausen and Edda Reiser are producing for Walk on Water Film along with Josef Steinberger of Rheingoldfilms. Emmanuel Benbihy, creator of the Cities of Love franchise, will act as executive producer.
Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, next appears in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
A couple of days ago, the latest poster for X-Men: Apocalypse dropped, featuring the main threat and his four powerful accomplices. Now it’s the turn of the people who will be trying to stop him. Take a look at the heroes of the movie below.
The story this time finds Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakening in 1983 to discover that the Earth isn’t what he intended it to be. So he does what any ancient, staggeringly powerful mutant would do: he sets about altering it in radical ways. But he doesn’t count on the X-Men, led by Charles Xavier (James McAvoy).
This third outing for the First Class gang finds them in different places, both physically and mentally. Charles is running his school for gifted youngsters. Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is off on her own mission, while Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has opted for the quiet life, at least before Apocalypse comes calling.
With Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Tye Sheridan also part of the cast, X-Men: Apocalypse will be out in the UK on May 19 and in North America on Memorial Day.
“My Jean is definitely struggling with her powers, and coming to terms with just how powerful she can be. It alienates her a bit, so she’s going through that along with all the hormones and the boys and the stuff that every teenager goes through. Being a mutant ain’t easy.”