Actress Sophie Turner sat down with Dr. Phil for a candid interview about her mental health, finding love, and her surprising dream career after “Game of Thrones.”
The 23-year-old explained on the “Phil in the Blanks” podcast that she is on an acting break at the moment.
“I actually am still on my break. I took a break off of work to focus on my mental health because I thought it was important,” she said.
Turner, who was cast as Sansa Stark in 2011, said online criticism took a toll on her self-worth.
“I think it was a combination of social media (being) on the rise at that time and also my friends were going to university, and I wasn’t going to university,” she explained. “I was working, but I was still living at my parents’ house, so I felt very alone.”
Sadly she believed the nasty comments she was reading, “It was just a lot of weight comments, or I would have spotty skin because I was a teenager — and that’s normal — and I used to get a lot of comments about my skin and my weight and how I wasn’t a good actress.”
She had no motivation to go out with friends, and would “cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes.”
These days Turner avoids trolls, and is doing better thanks to therapy and her fiancé Joe Jonas.
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