Sophie Turner Responds to 'Game of Thrones' Rape Scene
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In the episode, Sophie‘s character Sansa Stark was raped on her wedding night by her new husband, played by Iwan Rheon.
The scene has caused a ton of backlash, including an angry tweet from Sen. Claire McCaskill who says she is “done with the show because of the “gratuitous rape scene” that was “disgusting and unacceptable.”
Sophie spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the scene and even though she “kinda loved it,” she admitted it was “so messed up.”
Click inside to read Sophie Turner’s full remarks on the scene…
On first reading the scene: “When I read that scene, I kinda loved it. I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up. It’s also so daunting for me to do it. I’ve been making [producer Bryan Cogman] feel so bad for writing that scene: ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this to me!’ But I secretly loved it..”
On fans who think, “how can they do this to Sansa?”: “I completely agree with them! After Joffrey, she’s escaped him and you think she’s going to lose her virginity to a guy who’s really sweet and takes care of her and she’s thrown in with a guy who’s a whole lot worse. But I kind of like the fact she doesn’t really know what a psycho he is until that night. She has a sense, but she’s more scared of his father. And then that night everything gets so f–ked up.”