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Maisie Williams Doesn’t Miss Her Time On ‘Game Of Thrones’

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By Favour Adegoke on April 18, 2022 at 6:00 AM EDT

Based on the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin, “Game of Thrones” is arguably one of the biggest shows to come out of HBO. The series had social media spellbound, waiting for the next installment.

Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya of the House of Stark, is one of the more famous faces of the show. The actress joined the cast as early as 12 years with no prior experience in acting. Now years after the last season installment, the actress has some interesting comments about her time on set.

When asked if she missed any part of the production, Williams simply said she didn’t and explained why. According to the 24-year-old, the series was the “greatest thing” to ever happen to her. She had no desire to associate it with any feelings of pain.

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Maisie Williams Moved Out Of London After ’Game Of Thrones’

Not long after wrapping up things on the “Game of Thrones” set, Williams changed living locations to a cottage in southwest England. She previously lived in London for five years after becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the world due to her role as Arya.

She appeared in an interview for GQ magazine recently, talking about the reason for the move. Williams said, “I’ve always missed that part of my life where there isn’t pressure when you go to the shop, and no one cares who you are or what you’re doing or what you’re wearing.”

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Williams added that a common practice linked “goals and achievements” to how several people were viewed. “And it doesn’t matter whether or not you achieve those things because it’s for the satisfaction of someone else. It never feels as good as you pictured it in your head,” she said.

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Williams Doesn’t Miss Time On ‘Game Of Thrones’

Via her BritishGQ interview, Williams revealed that she didn’t particularly miss anything from her time as Arya in “Game of Thrones.” The actress was a part of the cast from an early age and built relationships with other cast members.

When asked if there was any part of the high fantasy show she missed, Williams revealed there was none but gave a rather interesting reason for the answer. “Can I say none of it?” she answered. “I don’t think it’s healthy [to miss it] because I loved it.”

“I look at it so fondly, and I look at it with so much pride,” she said. The 24-year-old revealed that she had no intention of feeling sad over what she called “the greatest thing that happened to [her]. “I don’t want to associate that with feelings of pain.”

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Williams ‘Resented’ Arya

Due to the young age of her character when she started “Game of Thrones,” Williams revealed that she “couldn’t express herself “ while she grew into womanhood. This made her resent the famed character.

The 24-year-old recalled a particular instance in the costume trailer of “Game of Thrones,” where she was given a bra. This apparently symbolized a coming-of-age moment for her. It also indicated the actor’s new identity away from her image as the violent, tomboyish young girl from the series.

When talking about it, she said, “I think that when I started becoming a woman. I resented Arya because I couldn’t express who I was becoming. And then I also resented my body because it wasn’t aligned with the piece of me that the world celebrated.

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Williams Joined ‘Game Of Thrones’ Aged 12

Unlike several young actors, Williams didn’t have much formal training in acting; she also wasn’t fortunate to have a nepotistic leg up. The actress was reportedly raised in a council house, which could have made her climb to fame much harder than it was.

“The New Mutants” actress joined the “Game of Thrones” cast when she was as little as 12 years back in 2009. Her audition for the role of the willful Stark daughter won the casting director over, despite it being her first time on screen.

When recalling the audition, casting director Robert Sterne said, “We had seen hundreds of young people for the part. And then in walked Maisie being honest and brave and unfazed and direct and funny; asking interesting questions. I don’t know how she did it.” According to him, Williams’ performance of the role was fully formed from the get-go.

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