It's important, but it's not the *most* important.
Sophie Turner’s the star of both Game Of Thrones and the X-Men franchise and, at 22, her career is only getting started. So it’s not surprising that she doesn’t think getting engaged is an ‘accomplishment’ compared to what she’s hoping to achieve as an actress.
In 2017, she got engaged to her musician boyfriend Joe Jonas after one year of dating – and while she’s extremely happy to be engaged, she she doesn’t think getting married is “the greatest thing” that can happen to a woman.
She told Marie Claire:
I’m still like, holy sh*t! 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.
And she’s dead right. While we’ve shaken the old thinking that marriage is the only route available to women, there’s still an underlying implication that bagging a husband is more important to us than what we’ve achieved in our work and/or creative lives.
Sophie very nicely sums up the difference between these two areas of her life:
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.
Yes! Congrats to Sophie on her engagement, AND on her ambition for her career. You can have both!
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