The “Game of Thrones” actress disclosed her therapist’s humiliating advice
Sophie Turner of “Game of Thrones” says she had a live-in therapist to help her with her eating condition, and the woman’s humble remarks were the “greatest” advice she received.
“For a long time, I was quite sick with an eating disorder and I had a companion,” the “Staircase” star explained to Elle UK in an article posted Wednesday. “I don’t know if you know what a companion is? It’s a live-in therapist, who would ensure I wasn’t doing anything unhealthy with my eating habits.”
You’re not that important the therapist said
“One night, I was playing over and over in my mind a comment I’d seen on Instagram,” she continued. “I was like, ‘I’m so fat, I’m so undesirable,’ and spinning out. She said to me, ‘You know, no one actually cares. I know you think this, but nobody else is thinking it. You’re not that important.’”
“That,” Turner told the magazine, “was the best thing anyone could have told me.”
Turner has stated that internet comments regarding her “Game of Thrones” character Sansa’s apparent weight gain compounded her melancholy and body image issues. Turner recently announced that she and Joe Jonas are expecting their second child. When she was coming out of adolescence, the problems got worse. She claimed she internalised the criticism so thoroughly that he believed it and ordered her corset to be tightened by the costume department. She described herself as “very self-conscious.”