(LOS ANGELES) — Her marriage on Game of Thrones turned out to be a nightmare, but in real life, Sophie Turner is enjoying being engaged to fiancé Joe Jonas.
Even so, Turner says in a new interview with Marie Claire for the magazine’s Fresh Faces issue that she won’t let being married define her.
“I’m still like, Holy s***! I’m engaged,” the 22-year-old says. “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.”
Turner and Jonas got engaged in October after dating for about a year. No word on a wedding date yet. Turner told People in February that she’s waiting until next year to start planning.
Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces issue — which also features Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, Katherine Langford and Riley Keough — is out April 19.
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