Sophie Turner is loving being engaged to Joe Jonas but she insists her career will always come first.
Jonas, 28, proposed to Turner, 22, in October after the pair had been dating for around a year, and the “Game of Thrones” star talks to Marie Claire about getting ready to walk down the aisle for its 2018 Fresh Faces issue.
Turner explains, “I’m still like, ‘Holy s—! I’m engaged.’ There’s this weird misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you. 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.”
She adds: “It’s lovely to be engaged. 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.”
The star also explains how the post-Weinstein era and Time’s Up movements have comforted her: “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.”
Turner’s comments come after her father-in-law-to-be, Kevin Jonas Jr., spoke to People about his son’s other half.
He gushed, “In our minds, [she’s] already a daughter-in-law!” before adding: “From the first time we met her, we knew she was a special young lady.”
Marie Claire‘s latest issue also includes Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, Katherine Langford, and Riley Keough as its Fresh New Faces.
Langford’s interview sees her speak out about the effect filming “13 Reasons Why” had on her: “It takes a toll emotionally and physically… Even if you’re not going through these things, you have to evoke it. It’s hard for your body to discern.”
Keough, on the other hand, talks about what the characters she plays have in common.
“They’re all kind of, like, tough bad b***hes. Maybe people just see me that way?”