Actress Sophie Turner, of X-Men and Game of Thrones fame, has put up an inclusive post for Pride Month that has led some fans to celebrate her coming out as bisexual. But it isn’t exactly a coming-out, nor is it the first time she’s addressed the matter.
Turner’s Instagram Story post, which went up this week, includes “Bi Pride” and “Straight Pride” stickers, plus the words “time isn’t straight and neither am I.” Many fans are thrilled with the post and see it as a revelation.
But Turner hasn’t confirmed how she identifies, and in 2019, in a Rolling Stone interview timed to the Game of Thrones finale, she discussed her attraction to both men and women without choosing to identify her sexuality in a particular way (and everyone has the right to choose an identifier — or not).
She was about to marry Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, and she said she knew she was ready despite her youth. “I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life,” she said. “I think once you’ve found the right person, you just know. I feel like I’m much older a soul than I am in age. I feel like I’ve lived enough life to know. I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know.”
She added, “Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”
So Turner could be bi, pan, fluid, not straight, or whatever, and she’s a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community at any rate.
Turner’s career is continuing to thrive. She was recently cast in the HBO Max series The Staircase, about Michael Peterson, a novelist who was accused of killing his wife, Kathleen, in 2001. The real-life story has been the subject of a docuseries of the same name on Netflix, and HBO Max will dramatize it.
Turner has been cast as Margaret Ratliff, one of Michael Peterson’s adopted daughters, Variety reports. Colin Firth will play Michael Peterson and Toni Collette will portray Kathleen. Others in the cast include Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, and Rosemarie DeWitt.