Sophie Turner Learned A Huge Sex Education Lesson From Her Game Of Thrones Script

3 July 2017, 14:24

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

This is what happens when you're a kid on an adult TV show.

Most of us get our sex education in school, surrounded by our peers, and with the aid of 20 year old health videos. Very few of us get our sex education on the set of a major HBO production worth millions of dollars. 

Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, was a young teen when she was cast on one of HBO's biggest productions, Game of Thrones. Like most 13-year-olds, her knowledge of 'the birds and the bees' was pretty limited. 

via HBO/Game of Thrones

In an interview the the Sunday Times, Sophie admitted that she was pretty naive about sex in those early Game of Thrones days. The show can be pretty explicit, so her first season must have been quite the learning experience. 

"The first time I found out about oral sex was reading the Game of Thrones script. I was 13. I said, 'Wow! People do that? That's fascinating,'" [...] "I guess that was my sex education. Being on Game of Thrones."

Sansa Stark's character has since developed into an adult character, meaning that sex and adult situations have now become a part of Sophie's work. A couple of seasons back, the show caught some major heat over an assault scene involving Sophie's character. 

At first Sophie was worried about the fall out, but decided in the end that assault was an important issue for the show to cover. 

via HBO/Game of Thrones

"The more we talk about sexual assault the better, and screw the people who are saying we shouldn’t be putting this on TV and screw the people who are saying they’re going to boycott the show because of it. This sort of thing used to happen and it continues to happen now, and if we treat it as such a taboo and precious subject, then how are people going to have the strength to come out and feel comfortable saying that this has happened to them?"

Sophie is 21 now, so she's probably walked away with some huge lessons learned from the show. Although, saying that, we're hoping that she received some formal sex education outside of Game of Thrones.