06 Julio 2017 10:19
‘I guess that was my sex education: being on Game of Thrones’
Actress Sophie Turner spent her adolescence playing the role of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones. At 12 she began auditioning for the hit HBO series, the first episode of which was aired when she was 15.
In a recent interview in The Sunday Times the actress said she found out about oral sex thanks to George R.R Martin’s saga.
‘I’d be doing a read-through and we’d be talking about very graphic stuff. The first time I ever found out about oral sex was from reading the script,’ remembers Turner, now 21.
The actress recalls how, when she began 13 years ago, she was unaware of most of the sexual practices that featured in the script. ‘I was like… “Wow! People do that? That’s fascinating!” I guess that was my sex education. Being on Game of Thrones.’ Turner also admits that a lot of the rape and highly explicit sex scenes were shocking for her at first and hard to deal with.
However, she told the Times, ‘the more we talk about sexual assault the better,’ going on to say, ‘this sort of thing continues to happen now, and if we treat it as such a taboo subject, then how are people going to have the strength to come out and say it happened to them?’