As the hit TV series Game of Thrones came to a close on Sunday evening, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the show, bid good goodbye to her character. However, that was not the only one she bid farewell to. She revealed that she had almost broken up with her now husband, Joe Jonas before they said their ‘I do’s, reported Fox News.
Turner was only 13 years old when she starting working in Game of Thrones. She said that growing up in the public eye made her feel very insecure about her appearance. Now, a mature, married woman at 23, Turner told The Sunday Times, “Being in the age of social media when that’s happening, I think I would be a much saner person if I hadn’t been documented from 13 — your most awkward, uncomfortable, unsure-of-yourself years. That’s something I really wish hadn’t happened.”
The actress continued, “Suddenly, everyone’s metabolism slows down at 17, 18 and then that’s documented — my skin and everything. People commenting on it. I was too aware of my body at a young age. And it just kind of took over my mind, it was all I would think about. Calorie counting, everything: ‘Oh, I’ll just eat nuts today.’”
It was her feeling bad about her appearance that started to drive Jonas away. Confessing to how he helped her, Turner added, “He was like, ‘I can’t be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.’ That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”
She also mentioned that the two of them broke up for 24 hours. “It was the worst day of our lives. For a second we both had cold feet, then 24 hours later we were both, like, ‘Nevermind,'” shared Turner. The couple tied the knot earlier this month in Las Vegas, right after the Billboard Music Awards.
While Turner and Jonas have vowed to spend their lives together, the former’s onscreen persona have parted ways. Honouring her character from Game of Thrones, Turner posted a heartfelt message on Instagram. She wrote, “Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you for teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on, at 23 I leave you behind. But I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me.”
The actress will be next seen in Dark Phoenix releasing on June 5.