Sophie Turner born on 21st February 1996 in Northampton, England is an English actress. Sophie made her professional acting debut on HBO’s one of the most famous fantasy television series, The Game Of Thrones. Her role of Sansa Stark brought her worldwide recognition. She became our favourite in a short span of time owing to the invigorating acting skills that put life to her character.
The 23 years old Sophie Turner recently joined the list comprising of over a hundred actors who refuse to work in anti-abortion states.
Sophie Turner refuses to work in anti-abortion states
Sophie Turner is the latest entry in the long list of celebrities boycotting to work in states with extremely strict anti-abortion laws. Turner says that she has yet to inform her agent’s about her decision.
— Yahoo Lifestyle (@yahoolifestyle) May 30, 2019
Georgia holds the title of being the third largest state for film production in the whole of United States. It has recently passed the infamous “heartbeat law”. The law states that women shall not be permitted to undergo abortion after six weeks.
If any doctors defy the law and perform the procedure of abortion then they might have to face a prison sentence for a maximum of 10 years.
The letter began making its rounds in the month of March when the first news of Georgia deciding to pass the law hit the news channels.
Other A-listed stars in the list
The battle of Hollywood vs Heartbeat law continues to rage at full speed. Marvel’s superheroes too joined the battle by refusing to work in Georgia. Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain also declined to work in any state that denies rights to women.
Judd Apatow, Zoe Kravitz, Eva Longoria, Emma Roberts, Amy Smart, Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller, Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson, Bradley Whitford, Don Cheadle, Eva Longoria are some of the high-profile celebrities name present in the list.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says his studios are likely to vacate Georgia if the state's abortion bill becomes law.
"I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes … We are watching it very carefully." https://t.co/DiXRDEIPm3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 30, 2019
Most of HBO’s fantasy series The Game Of Thrones starring Sophie Turner was filmed in Northern Ireland. The country is known to have stricter anti-abortion laws. Therefore many of her fans are not very impressed by her actions.
However, her stand for women rights is deeply appreciated. Hope to see many others joining the letters so as to make the government realize its mistake. Check Out The Geek Herald for more updates.