Sophie Turner “That’s it” when talking about the murder case in the “stairs” – The Hollywood Reporter
HBO Max’s viewers Stair may be willing to come to their own conclusions about what really happened in the real-life case at the heart of the limited series, but star Sophie Turner doesn’t necessarily want to hear about it.
The performer, whose project debuts on Thursday on the streaming platform, is a guest on Tonight’s show on Friday. During her visit, host Jimmy Fallon wanted to hear her thoughts on the fact-based story revolving around Michael Peterson, a novelist accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen.
Turner, who plays Margaret Ratliff, Michael’s daughter, told Fallon that she was a big fan of the 2004 French documentary based on the series. “This is crazy,” Game of Thrones alum, 26, talks about material she’s discovered through Netflix in recent years. “And about six months later, I found out that they were doing an HBO show about it, and I wanted to sign me up.”
She went on to say that her series, which also stars Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dane DeHaan, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Juliette Binoche, differs a bit from the documentary’s story. “This show is about that, but not another show about the same thing,” explains Turner. “It’s actually about making the documentary, on top of the ongoing case, because there are layers and layers and layers of corruption.”
When Fallon asked Turner if her perspective on the situation had actually changed while filming the project, she replied, “I’m done talking about what happened.” The actress pointed out that her team will regularly debate the facts, and she added, “Everybody has a theory. I’ve been working on the theory for a long time, and by this point, I’m like, I’ve passed it. “
Stair Currently streaming on HBO Max.