Sophia Thomalla took tablets for a TV documentary.Image: RTL
When you think of presenter Sophia Thomalla, the first thing that comes to mind are probably rubbish TV shows like “Are You The One?” or perhaps their publicly known relationships. For example, there is the flirtation with Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann or her current relationship with tennis star Alexander Zverev. However, you probably don’t think about Jenke von Wilmsdorf’s television experiments.
But the 34-year-old is always up for surprises and is now making a name for herself with a bold personal experiment she undertook for an RTL documentary.
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Sophia Thomalla dares an extreme experiment
Sophia now makes the personal experiment public on Instagram and shows shocking excerpts from the TV documentary. So you see Sophia Thomalla in a state that looks nothing like the presenter.
She seems distant, almost disoriented, and she herself describes it as a “horror trip”. The reason: He was taking strong painkillers and opioids.
Sophia Thomalla explains in the film: “Of the almost two million people in Germany who are addicted to pills, only 1.6 million are addicted to painkillers. You can see what they do to the body, how hard it is to get rid of them and what opiates have done to me in my new documentary ‘Pain let go – the painful experiment’.”
Fans are amazed by Sophia Thomalla’s courage
For the documentary the presenter also accompanied two women “who are no longer able to lead a normal life due to severe back pain”. Sophia Thomalla further describes that they are also addicted to opiates. The documentary can be seen on the RTL+ streaming service from November 15th.
Fans react to Sophia’s self-experimentation with great respect and are quite surprised. “Mega! Hats off to this brave experiment,” the comments say, among other things. Many also report their experiences with painkillers and opioids and thus underline how important it is to bring the topic to the public.
Sophia Thomalla dared a bold experiment.Image: RTL
The Thomalla experiment also attracts criticism
However, some people are also surprised. “Jenke didn’t feel like it anymore?” asks a user, a little amused. Another follower, however, raises a much more important question: “Why do you let something like this happen?” Another also wonders why such an experiment should be carried out by a “healthy person”. It should already be clear that “The pain subsides – the pain experiment” will spark a controversy.
Sophia herself has not yet provided an answer to the question why. But this will certainly be talked about in the documentary. In the trailer she at least reveals that she regrets the experiment. One particularly drastic scene of her shows her losing her nerve at the supermarket and seemingly no longer having any sense of direction.
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