Sophie Turner’s “Game of Thrones” castmates are on the cover of the new Time Magazine. While Sophie didn’t make the cut, she did get a flashy glamor shot inside. She also got to address the most controversial scene from the series involving her character, Sansa Stark.
Sansa was the victim of a grisly rape in the last scene of a season five episode. Fans were especially upset because the attack never happened in the books the show is based on. As the show prepares for season seven, she opened up about her personal reaction to the controversy about the scene.
“This was the trending topic on Twitter, and it makes you wonder, when it happens in real life, why isn’t it a trending topic every time?” she asked. “This was a fictional character, and I got to walk away from it unscathed. Let’s take that discussion and that dialogue and use it to help people who are going through that in their everyday lives. Stop making it such a taboo, and make it a discussion.”
Sophie has been trying to do some advocacy work with her fame. But she took a major hit to her public image after a video appeared to depict her using the n word flippantly. But her supportive boyfriend, Joe Jonas, has had her back through it all.
Check out her colorful glamor shot for the cover story below.
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(Photo credits: Sophie Turner Instagram account; Miles Aldridge for Time)