How much does ones social media following affect their ability to become a starring? According to Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, a lot.
The actress spoke to Porter magazine and exposed some pretty interesting things about Hollywood and whats important and whats not.
I auditioned for research projects and it was between me and another girl who is a far better actress than I am, far better, but I had the followers, so I got the job, ” she told the publication, via The Telegraph. “Its not right, but it is part of the movie industry now.
Turner got her big break when she was casting in HBOs immense made Game of Thrones in 2011. Since then, her following on social has climbed high with approximately 1.34 million followers on Twitter, 5.4 million on Instagram and 2 million on Facebook. Likely in an effort to stay professional, Turner stopped short of naming the actress or the project in question. It could be her big role as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse or a myriad of other post-Thrones projects such as Huntsville or Berlin, I love You.
It seems that the high social following and ability to generate buzz around research projects are a big deal for movie stars right now. As Vanity Fair notes, superstars like Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel have such large followings and are so active with their fans that studios allow them to drop trailers and teasers directly to their followers on Facebook.
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