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01/30/2015 01:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sophie Turner Explains Why 'Game Of Thrones' Is Good For Women

"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner is a fan of her show's gender politics. In an interview for the March issue of Town & Country, the actor -- who plays Sansa Stark -- opened up about the show's portrayal of women.

"It’s based on history, on the Wars of the Roses, on Tudor times, where women didn’t really have a position in the world," she said. "But because it’s also fantasy, because it doesn’t need to completely recreate medieval times, they can put in these really strong female characters who have a voice in the world, really empowered women who can say what they want –- like Daenerys, like Cersei, like Brienne of Tarth."

Turner, 18, is quite the empowered woman herself. Since rising to fame on the HBO show, she has garnered industry acclaim, and was recently cast as Jean Grey in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse." The star tweeted in reaction to the casting news:

For the full interview with Sophie Turner, head over to Town & Country, and pick up a copy of the March issue, also available as a digital edition, on Feb. 3.

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Season 5 of "Game of Thrones" premieres April 12 on HBO.

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