Sophia Thomalla took pills for a television documentary.Image: RTL
When you think of host Sophia Thomalla, the first thing that comes to mind is probably trashy TV shows like “Are You The One?” or perhaps her publicly known relationships. For example, there is her flirtation with Rammstein leader Till Lindemann, or his current relationship with tennis star Alexander Zverev. However, you probably don’t think of Jenke von Wilmsdorf-style television experiments.
But the 34-year-old is always ready to surprise and is now making a name for herself with a daring experiment she performed for an RTL documentary.
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Sophia Thomalla dares an extreme experiment
Sophia now makes the self-experiment public on Instagram and shows shocking excerpts from the television documentary. Sophia Thomalla is then seen 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 opiates.
Sophia Thomalla explains under the video: “Of the almost two million people who are addicted to pills in Germany, only 1.6 million are addicted to painkillers. You can see what it does to the body, how hard it is to get rid of and what opiates have done to me in my new documentary ‘Pain let go – the Pain experiment.'”
Fans are amazed by Sophia Thomalla’s courage.
For the documentary, the presenter also accompanied two women “who can no longer 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 starting November 15.
Fans react with great respect to Sophia’s self-experimentation and are quite surprised. “Mega! Congratulations to this brave experiment,” the comments say, among other things. Many also share their own experiences with painkillers and opioids. and thus underline how important it is to bring the subject closer to the public.
Sophia Thomalla dared to carry out a bold experiment.Image: RTL
Thomalla experiment also attracts criticism
However, some people are also surprised. “Jenke didn’t feel like it anymore?” asks a somewhat amused user. Another follower, however, raises a much more important question: “Why do you allow something like this to happen?” Another also asks why such an experiment should be performed as a “healthy person.” It should be clear by now that “Pain Decreases: The Pain Experiment” will spark controversy.
Sofia herself has not yet given an answer to the question why. However, this will surely be discussed in the documentary. In the trailer she at least reveals that she regrets the experiment. One particularly drastic scene shows her losing her temper in the supermarket and seemingly having no sense of direction.
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