She was catapulted into the limelight when she was cast in her first television role as Sansa Stark in Game Of Thrones aged just 13.
And pregnant actress Sophie Turner, now 26, has reflected on how she handled the show’s “heavy subject matter” – known for its violent and sexual scenes – when she was young.
She explained how she “will likely show signs of trauma in the future” due to what she was exposed to while filming the hugely popular fantasy drama.
Difficult: Sophie Turner has revealed she will ‘likely show signs of trauma in the future’ after being exposed to a ‘heavy subject’ while filming Game Of Thrones when she was just 13 (pictured in the first series as her character Sansa Stark)
In a new interview with Jessica Chastain for The Cut, she said she tried her best to “have the most fun” between takes so she didn’t get overwhelmed and had her mom chaperone on the set. plateau.
Sophie told the publication, “The subject matter was so heavy that I just developed a coping mechanism of having the most fun between takes, so I don’t get traumatized.”
“I’m sure I’ll show symptoms of trauma down the road. At that age, I don’t think I could understand much of the stage material.
“And the first few years, I had my mom with me because she chaperoned me, so she would be very helpful and give me snacks.”
Honest: In a new interview with Jessica Chastain for The Cut, she said she tried to “have the most fun” between takes so as not to be “traumatized” and to have her mother as a chaperone on the plateau
She made her acting debut as Sansa in HBO’s epic fantasy television series in 2011, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.
She continued to play the role for all eight series until the show ended in 2019.
During the interview, Sophie also talked about how she found her identity after ten years of playing the role and how she broke free from being “the person everyone saw”.
She said she was now evolving into the person she should have been all that time ago by developing her own tastes and taking on the roles she wanted to take.
Candid: Sophie told the publication: ‘The subject matter was so heavy that I just developed a coping mechanism of having the most fun in between takes, so that I don’t get traumatized’
She looked stunning on The Cut print cover wearing a sheer silver dress with a black bra underneath as she cradled her baby.
It comes after earlier this month Sophie showed off her growing baby bump while gracing the cover of Elle UK’s June issue, after confirming her second pregnancy.
In the candid interview, the actress opened up about her marriage to husband Joe Jonas, 32, and said motherhood was “the perfect thing to move on to” after her hit show Game Of Thrones ended.
Sophie said she was so ‘excited’ to expand their family – after welcoming daughter Willa, 22 months, in July 2020.
The star showed off her bare baby bump in a cropped navy Louis Vuitton jacket with moon prints, which she paired with a navy skirt for the stunning cover photo.
She told Motherhood magazine: ‘That’s life for me – raising the next generation. The greatest thing in life is seeing my daughter get better and better. We are delighted to expand the family. It’s the best blessing there is.
She also revealed she was grateful for this new phase in her life after feeling “lost” when her hit show Game Of Thrones ended in 2019. Shortly after quitting her role as Sansa Stark , Sophie married Joe in a surprise wedding in Vegas.
“I’m pretty happy that I got this next thing to move on to,” she told ELLE. “If I hadn’t found Joe, I think I would have felt pretty lost after Game of Thrones.”
Star: She made her acting debut as Sansa in HBO’s epic fantasy television series in 2011, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019
“And I felt pretty lost after the end. But it forced me into this new chapter, which was really exciting and something I needed to focus on. It was the perfect thing to move on to.
She added that she and Joe have conversations about how they juggle their public and private lives, explaining, “I’m very protective of the life we’ve built. Every time Joe and I walk the red carpet together, we make sure it’s for the right reason and makes sense for our careers.
“You never want to come across as a celebrity couple. It’s not that cool. And my daughter never asked for any of that.
“I know what it can do to your mental health to be in this industry, to be photographed every day and to have comments.
“It’s not something I want her to deal with unless she says, ‘That’s what I want to do. We are quite strict about this.
Sophie and Joe were first linked after they were seen loving each other at a concert in the Netherlands in 2016.
The singer had previously been romantically involved with the likes of Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid before meeting his future wife.
The couple announced they got engaged after a year of dating in October 2017 and shocked many when they held a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas in May 2019.
Couple: Sophie confirmed her pregnancy at the Met Gala in New York earlier this month, where she showed off her growing baby bump (pictured with husband Joe Jonas)
The couple held a second wedding ceremony, which took place in France, later that year.
It was claimed that the X-Men: Apocalypse actress was pregnant with her first child in February 2020.
A source told In Touch that the movie star and her husband “are absolutely thrilled and can’t wait for Willa to have a brother.”
They went on to say that the happy couple had a plan in place regarding the reveal of their child’s name.
The insider said, “Choosing a name, which they don’t share with anyone until the baby comes, is what really gets them excited.”
They added that Sophie was a ‘private person and will not make an official pregnancy announcement until she is ready’.
Love: Sophie and Joe were first linked after being seen affectionate at a concert in the Netherlands in 2016 (pictured this month)