Sophie Turner Says She Felt Pressure to Lose Weight While Filming ‘Game of Thrones’

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In a new interview with Marie Claire Australia, Sophie Turner opens up about how therapy helped her navigate some tough moments while filming Game of Thrones. “I have experienced mental illness firsthand, and I’ve seen what it can do to the people around [the sufferers] as well,” the actor, who plays Sansa on GoT, tells Marie Claire. “[In my teen years] my metabolism suddenly decided to fall to the depths of the ocean and I started to get spotty and gain weight, and all of this was happening to me on camera.

In a podcast from two weeks ago, she talked about the comments she would receive from fans about her appearance. “People used to say, ‘Damn, Sansa gained 10 pounds,’ or ‘Damn, Sansa needs to lose 10 pounds,’ or ‘Sansa got fat,’” Turner revealed. “It was just a lot of weight comments, or I would have spotty skin because I was a teenager and that’s normal, and I used to get a lot of comments about my skin and my weight and how I wasn’t a good actress.

Turner says therapy helped her deal with this pressure. “Everyone needs a therapist, especially when people are constantly telling you you’re not good enough and you don’t look good enough,” she also told the magazine. “I think it’s necessary to have someone to talk to, and to help you through that.

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