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Sophie Turner On How Pressures To Lose Weight For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Affected Her Mental Health – Perez Hilton

By now, we know that filming Game of Thrones was no walk in the park. The cast has regularly spoken out about 

She explained:

“I have experienced mental illness firsthand and I’ve seen what it can do to the people around [the sufferers] as well. My metabolism suddenly decided to fall to the depths of the ocean and I started to get spotty and gain weight, and all of this was happening to me on camera.”

This weight gain, according to the newlywed, caused HBO execs to request that Turner lose weight — making

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She added:

“I love myself now, or more than I used to. I’m now with someone that makes me realize, you know, that I do have some redeeming qualities, I suppose, and when someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you realize why that is, and I think it makes you love yourself a bit more.”

Great to hear!

Sadly, not everyone struggling with mental health has easy access to a therapist or Jonas Brother. Hopefully, that will change as society realizes how important mental wellness is.

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