Sophie Turner learned about sex through Game of Thrones
The latest series of Game of Thrones will be hitting our screens soon. While the show has had us all interested in dragons and the various houses of the Seven Kingdoms, it seems that it has taught its stars a few things.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, was just 13 when she landed the role and the now 21-year-old has revealed that the show taught her a few things about sex.
With the show containing a lot of explicit sex scenes - not to mention incest, rape and brothels - it's no surprise that a few of the younger cast members may have been exposed to a few things they weren't aware of before.
For Turner, reading the Game of Thrones script was when she first found out about oral sex. Talking to The Times, the actress said that she had never known that was a thing before and when she read it in the script she thought it was fascinating.
Joking about the script being a form of sex education, Turner also said it taught her some serious things about sex. In season five when Sansa was raped by Ramsay Bolton, Turner was shocked by the response, especially after she admits to being "blase" about shooting the scene as she had never been affected by sexual assault.
While she initially thought that maybe it shouldn't have been included in the show, she ended up realising that it was better to be honest about sexual assault.
She told the news provider: "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?"