Game of Thrones: Sophie Turner Says Sansa Controversial Scene Traumatized Her

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There is little doubt that being a part of Game of Thrones is a dream come through for most actors since it made them instant stars. However, Sophie Turner claims that all that fame comes at a price. The Sansa Stark actress has admitted that she may have been traumatized after filming her character's controversial scene in the HBO series.

Sophie Turner was cast in Game of Thrones at a young age and she pretty much grew up in the show. Fans actually got to see Turner grow as Sansa Stark, who went through a lot of tragedy in just eight seasons. Sansa's most controversial scene would be when she was married to the sadistic Ramsey Snow who brutally raped the girl on their wedding night while Theon Greyjoy looked on.

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Not surprisingly, that scene has left a mark on Turner, who admitted that she was traumatized without her knowledge.

"It's just something that growing up on a show like Game of Thrones, the subject matter was so heavy that I just developed a coping mechanism of just having the most fun in between takes, so I wouldn't get traumatized," Turner said.

She then added, "I'm sure I'll exhibit some symptoms of trauma down the road. At that age, I don't think I could comprehend a lot of the scene matter. And the first few years, I had my mom with me because she was chaperoning me, so she would be very helpful and give me snacks."

"I don't know what it is, but I feel like a 10-year-old in a school play again when someone that I know comes and sees me on set. I feel so embarrassed," Turner concluded.

Interestingly, Sophie Turner had already admitted that she has a live-in therapist so it is possible that she is working on dealing with the trauma. Either way, it's undeniable that being a part of Game of Thrones has a lasting effect on her career and psyche.

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