Sophie Turner taking a break to focus on mental health

Sunday, 21 Apr, 2019

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.

". People used to say, "Damn, Sansa gained 10 lbs" or 'Sansa needs to lose 10 lbs or 'Sansa got fat, '" she recalled.

Sophie also has a big wedding to plan - she will become the third Jonas Brothers bride later this year when she exchanges vows with fiance Joe Jonas. "I felt very alone", she said. Or I would have, like, spotty skin-because I was a teenager and that's normal. "I am fat. I am a bad actress.' I just believed it". "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". "And learning to love yourself is the biggest challenge".

Since the show has followed Sophie Turner throughout her teenage years, audiences can see how she has grown and changed and that has invited some unsavory commentary from a few people as well.

"She was my best friend and she was the only one I really told about all of it", she continued.

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

Turner's comments on her mental health came just one day after singer Bebe Rexha revealed she has bipolar disorder, writing in a series of emotional tweets that she is "not ashamed anymore". "I have nothing I want to do".

"Maisie and I used do it [stay inside] together".

"I had no motivation to do anything, go out".

This is a disclaimer for Game Of Thrones 8 spoilers here but if you haven't watched the first episode already, then, Dracarys! She said The Voice Australia judge made her realize how precious she is and how much she is loved.

"It's weird", she explained. Turner said she plans to take a hiatus from acting to focus on a more important matter and that is her mental health.

However, after seeking therapy, she's on her way to improving her mental health.

She said that her relationship with Joe Jonas helped her recover as well. "I'm on medication and I love myself now, or more than I used to, I think", she shared. We easily discount so many actors because they're lovely people in the spotlight and we don't remember that they're people just like the rest of us.

"I'm just coming to terms with it right now, it's like a death in the family", she recently told Harper's Bazaar UK for her cover story.

If you're having suicidal thoughts and need immediate help coping, please call emergency services such as 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.