Maisie Williams hated playing Arya Stark when she ‘became a woman’

Arya Stark
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The Games of Thrones star felt there was something wrong with her character during her teenage years.

When Maisie Williamsactress of the series Game Of Thrones since she was 12, began to enter adulthood, she no longer reflected her Arya Stark persona. It was therefore necessary, in a way, to slow down his puberty. During an interview for GQUKshe confided that she felt there was a problem with her character: “I think 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 didn’t agree with the part of me that the world celebrated.“.

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In past interviews, the actress has said that she has to wear bandages on her chest to hide it, especially when Arya’s character pretends to be male. “I was about 15, the age when you just want a boyfriend. And honestly, I didn’t want to wear that“. However, she adds: “I don’t think it’s healthy [de regretter la série], because I loved it. I look at her with so much affection, and with so much pride. Why make me sad about the best thing that ever happened to me? I don’t want to associate it with feelings of pain.”

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As for returning to a potential spin-off series, she says she’s not against it: “I’m not saying it’ll never happen, but I’m also not saying it’s going to happen in this interview. Otherwise everyone will say ‘The spin-off is coming!‘, However, it is not the case. It has to be the right timing, with the right people, the right context for the universe and the right moment for me.. Indeed, it would seem that Williams wants above all to detach herself from the character of the hit series by focusing on the other roles that are offered to her and which allow her to embrace her femininity. She has recently played in the series of Danny Boyle, Pistol, where she plays punk icon Pamela Rooke, better known as Jordan.

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