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Sophie Turner hits back at Game of Thrones critics

Sophie Turner hits back at Game of Thrones critics

Sophie Turner is bemused by the negative attention 'Game of Thrones' receives.

The 20-year-old actress, who stars as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series, has defended the show's graphic portrayal of real-life events, insisting it is important to provide an accurate account of things that go on in the real world.

She said: "The thing is, 'Game of Thrones' does not shy away from things that happened in those times.

"The oppression of women happened, and rape still happens, particularly in wars and arranged marriages. Why is there so much attention when it happens on television and not when it happens in the real world? It happens every day all over the world and you never hear about it."

Sophie started working on the popular series at the age of 14 and admits it was strange living the life of a child actor.

The British star told the Sunday Times newspaper: "On set, you're treated very much like an adult, so then you go back to school and you're suddenly back to being a little schoolgirl, getting told off if you're naughty. It's a totally different mindset."