Sophie Turner Says ‘Game Of Thrones’ Was Her Sex Education
“I was like … ‘Wow! People do that?” Sophie Turner is now opening up about how appearing on the HBO series “Game of Thrones” turned into her sex ed. Turns out that Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones,” learned about the more intimate aspects of human sexuality from the show rather than friends at a sleepover. The actress, who auditioned for the racy HBO series when she was 12 and cast as the eldest daughter of Ned Stark on the hit series, learned about a common sex act for the first time while at work. Turner recently told the Sunday Times that her revelation came at the age of 13 during a table read surrounded by her fellow cast members. “The first time I ever found out about oral sex was from reading the script,” she explained. “I was like … ‘Wow! People do that? That’s fascinating!’ I guess that was my sex education. Being on ‘Game of Thrones.’” Hey, it’s better than getting your sex education from your gym teacher in 7th grade! Lol!
Now 21 years old, Turner revealed: “I’d be doing a read-through and we’d be talking about very graphic stuff” as “Game of Thrones” is known for its explicit and graphic content. The show has previously come under fire for its depiction of sexual violence toward women and one of the most disturbing storylines involved Turner’s character being raped by her character’s husband, Ramsay Bolton. Sophie also said in an interview with The Times about how sexual assault is depicted on the series. Her character Sansa Stark is raped in season five.
“Sexual assault wasn’t something that had affected me or anybody I knew, so I was pretty blasé about the whole thing,” she said. “Naively so. And then I shot the scene and in the aftermath, there was this huge uproar that we would depict something like that on television.” “My first response was like, maybe we shouldn’t have put that on screen at all,” Now she thinks it was a good thing to have it on the show. “The more we talk about sexual assault the better, and screw the people who are saying we shouldn’t be putting this on TV and screw the people who are saying they’re going to boycott the show because of it.” Very adult perspective for an issue that has long been hid in the closet. Yeah! Sansa!
Definitely Not Your Typical Way Of Getting A Sex Education But It Is Hollywood After All!
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Turner’s blasé attitude towards her first introduction was very adult and also the fact her co-stars did not make a big deal of guarding her from things that ultimately young teenagers find out on their own anyway. She is an actor and fully aware of what sensitive parts a female may encounter.
Five of Cups:
This is a card of disappointment and letting go of the past. As odd as it may sound, I believe that Turner was a little disappointed when the big sex reveal was made to her in the script but as she matured, now puts it in a bit of a different light! Lol! I also feel she was very angry and uncomfortable about the public reaction to her sexual abuse scenes but is trying to let it go.
Eight of Cups:
This is a card of leaving an unhappy situation. I feel this reflects that she is glad her scripts no longer show her as the victim to abuse and now stepping victoriously into power in the season.
Ace of Pentacles:
Inverted (Upside Down)
This is a wealth and material possession card. Being pulled inverted, I believe that Turner never thought this role was going to turn out to be as prosperous for her as it has.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com