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Sophie Turner Had a Live-In Therapist For Her Eating Disorder — Here's What That Means

May 6, 2022
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Over the years, Sophie Turner has been quite candid about her mental health struggles. And this week, in an interview with Elle U.K., we gained more insight into her past battle with an eating disorder while filming Game of Thrones, as well as the somewhat unconventional therapy she received to heal.

"The character that I play on my show is called Sansa, and people used to say, 'Damn, Sansa gained 10 lbs' or 'Damn, Sansa needs to lose 10 lbs' or 'Sansa got fat.' …" Turner explained. "I used to get a lot of comments about my skin and my weight and how I wasn't a good actress. I would just believe it. I would say, 'Yeah, I am spotty. I am fat. I am a bad actress.' I would just believe it. I would get [the costume department] to tighten my corset a lot. I just got very, very self-conscious."

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