Actress Josephine Gillan, who played the role of a prostitute named Marei in Game Of Thrones revealed she was earlier addicted to cocaine and that she used to indulge in prostitution to make money for buying it. In a statement to the UK tabloid The Sun, Josephine stated that the show saved her from the life of drugs, porn and prostitution.
Game Of Thrones saved my life. I couldn’t have gone on for much longer. I was addicted to cocaine and to keep the supply I needed, I had to sell my body three or four times a week. I was earning thousands of pounds a time for sleeping with wealthy punters. They’d pay a fortune knowing they were having sex with a porn star. I’d get as much as 4,000 pounds for an all-night session. I should have been set up for life but all the money was being blown on drugs. I was a train crash.
Things became better for her when she appeared in season 4 of the show as one of the prostitutes presented to Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand in Kings Landing.