Sophie Turner says criticism seriously affected her mental health while filming early seasons of Game of Thrones 4 months ago

Sophie Turner says criticism seriously affected her mental health while filming early seasons of Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner spoke very candidly about her mental health on a recent episode of Dr. Phil's podcast.

Sophie Turner has said that her mental health was negatively affected a lot as a teenager, while speaking on Dr Phil's podcast Phil in the Blanks.

Turner plays Sansa Stark on the hit TV show Game of Thrones, which returned to television screens earlier this week for its final season.

The 23-year-old spoke about how her mental health was at its worst during her early teenage years, which coincided with the filming of the first couple of seasons of the show.

She said: "It's weird. I say I wasn't very depressed when I was younger, but I used to think about suicide a lot when I was younger. I don't know why though.

"I had no motivation to do anything or go out. Even with my best friends, I wouldn't want to see them... I would cry and cry and cry. Just having to change and put on clothes, I said, 'I can't do this. I can't go outside. I have nothing that I want to do.'"

She also talked about how much having a therapist helped, as well as her current fiancee Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers.

Speaking about Jonas, she said: "I'm now with someone that makes me realise, you know, that I do have some redeeming qualities, I suppose, and when someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you realise why that is, and I think it makes you love yourself a bit more."

You can listen to the podcast, which was released on Tuesday, 17 April, in full here.