Sophie Turner goes from Queen in the North to daughter in the Courtroom: Inside her role in The Staircase

    Sophie Turner, renowned for her roles in 'Game of Thrones' and the 'X-Men' franchise, once again stunned fans by joining HBO Max's 'The Staircase.' Playing alongside industry heavyweights like Colin Firth and Toni Collette, Turner explored true crime in this gripping drama series.

    <p>Sophie Turner (Source: Glamour)</p>

    Sophie Turner (Source: Glamour)

    If you thought Sophie Turner was only the Queen in the North, think again. Best known for her iconic role as Sansa Stark in HBO's epic drama "Game of Thrones," Sophie has widened her horizons to become a force to reckon with in Hollywood. "I'm a Phoenix in my own right," she boldly proclaimed when she announced her involvement in HBO Max’s ‘The Staircase.’

    Sophie Turner (Source: IMDb)

    Sophie Turner has come a long way since her time at Winterfell. Back in 2021, Variety reported that she had joined the cast of HBO Max's series "The Staircase," a narrative based on a real-life courtroom drama. Sharing the screen with industry veterans like Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey, and Juliette Binoche, Sophie took on the role of Margaret Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson's adopted daughters. This series is nothing less than a dramatic deep-dive into the mysterious case of Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife Kathleen in 2001.

    "It's trial and error, but mostly drama," Turner quipped when talking about her new role. Written and executive produced by showrunners Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn, the eight-episode series has been a conversation-starter since its inception. Campos even took the director’s chair for six out of the eight episodes, ensuring a tightly knit narrative throughout. The series came as a co-production between HBO Max and Annapurna Television.

    Sophie's portrayal as Margaret was a stark departure from her fantasy roles. She had already established her versatility in roles like Jean Grey in the "X-Men" films, and most recently in the Quibi series "Sve," opposite Corey Hawkins. But this character was different; a real person navigating a complex family tragedy. It's yet another feather in her cap, confirming that Sophie Turner isn’t just a one-trick pony.

    Sophie Turner

    After her Emmy-nominated performance as Sansa Stark and her powerful foray into true crime drama, it's clear that Sophie Turner is a talent that can't be confined to just one genre. She is a phoenix, indeed, rising higher with each role she takes on.

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