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Five Fast Facts About Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner

17 April 2019

Speaking about how she is now in therapy and taking medication, Sophie emotionally revealed that it was also thanks to her pop-star fiancé Joe Jonas that she has learnt to tackle her depression.

The 23-year-old actress stars as Sansa Stark in the HBO fantasy drama and went through her much of teenage years on the show, and has said that being a high profile star whilst going through puberty left her struggling with depression, as she was constantly anxious about her image.

Turner, who is from Chesterton in Warwickshire, was still living at home when she says her mental health struggles began, after friends and her brothers left for university.

Asked whether social media made her depression worse, she added: "I think it contributed".

Page Six reported that Turner said her decline came around the time she was 17, when her metabolism started to slow down and she gained weight.

Turner, now 23, adds that the effect of social media knocked her confidence while working on Game of Thrones too, after reading negative comments about her acting or her appearance.

Sophie also said that she thought about suicide when she was a teenager. As result, "I would just believe it". "It's weird. I say I wasn't very depressed when I was younger, but I used to think about suicide a lot when I was younger", said Turner.

"I want to do a lot of things, and not just in the film world", she explained. I would say, 'Yeah, I am spotty.

Admitting bosses took desperate measures to keep details under wraps, Sophie told Entertainment Tonight: "Joe was on set most of the time so he kind of figured it out and he was like, 'Can you fill me (in)?' And, he signed an NDN, NDA and everything so it's all good". "I just got very, very self-conscious". I think being friends with each other was quite destructive because we were going through the same thing.

"I'm fascinated by crime and why people do things and the interrogation process, and how you can manipulate your words in order to get someone to confess, that interests me". Her twin sister sadly did not make it to full term when their mother was pregnant, according to an interview she gave in Marie Claire.

"I couldn't be true to the character, because I was so anxious about Sophie", she said.

The "X-Men" actor is now undergoing therapy and treatment and feels much better.

"I love myself now, or more than I used to".

Five Fast Facts About Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner