Sophie Turner Says It's "Lovely" to Be Engaged to Joe Jonas—But Still Prioritizes Her Career

"I’m still like, 'Holy sh*t! I’m engaged.'"

Updated 04/11/18

Getty Images

Sophie Turner is an extremely busy woman. Not only is she currently filming one of the most a hotly anticipated (and highly secretive) television series finales, but the Game of Thrones actress is also engaged to Joe Jonas. Though the pressure of both major life events may seem like a lot to handle, Turner isn't worried, and she has some serious perspective.

"I’m still like, 'Holy sh*t! I’m engaged,'" she told Marie Claire for its Fresh Faces issue. "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."

Lest anyone think that the 22-year-old is not over the moon about tying the knot with the 28-year-old singer, Turner clarified that the satisfaction from her relationship is fulfilling, but it's a different kind of happiness in her life. "It’s lovely to be engaged," Turner 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.”

Joe proposed to Sophie back in October 2017 with a gorgeous pear-shaped, double-banded ring. Though the actress was reportedly "totally surprised" at the grand gesture, the two have since adopted a Siberian Husky puppy together and gotten matching tattoos, signaling their commitment as a couple.

As far as wedding planning goes, Turner has already asked her GoT costar and IRL BFF Maisie Williams to be a bridesmaid but is waiting to choose a wedding dress until the big day (which is reportedly at least a year away) gets a bit closer. Though Turner is clearly dedicated to her work, she might consider avoiding any crossovers for her wedding day; as long as "Rains of Castamere" isn't playing at the reception, everything should go off without a hitch.

Related Stories