EW-Were you disappointed Arya Stark never confronted Cersei Lannister in the final season of Game of Thrones? Especially given that the scheming queen had been on Arya’s assassination hit list for so many years?
It turns out the actors felt similarly — at least at first.
When EW asked Maisie Williams what was her biggest regret for her character, the actress said it was not getting a season 8 scene with Cersei actress Lena Headey.
“I just wanted to be on set with Lena again, she’s good fun,” Williams explained. “And I wanted Arya to kill Cersei even if it means [Arya] dies too. Even up to the point when Cersei’s with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], ‘He’s going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]’ and they’re both going to die. I thought that’s what Arya’s drive has been.”
Then Williams began to think more about her character’s final season journey and embraced Arya’s different, more hopeful direction.
“The Hound says, ‘You want to be like me? You want to live your life like me?’” Williams said. “In my head, the answer was: ‘Yeah.’ But I guess sleeping with Gendry, seeing Jon again, realizing she’s not just fighting for herself anymore but also her family — it’s bringing up all these human emotions that Arya hasn’t felt for a long time. When The Hound asks her if she has another option, all of a sudden there are so many more things in [Arya’s] life that she can live for, that she can do. It was a shock for me because that wasn’t how I envisioned her arc going this year. Then I realized there were other things I could play, bringing Arya back to being a 16-year-old again.”
“It’s not a Game of Thrones ending for Arya, it’s a happy ending,” she concludes. “It gave me a place to take Arya that I never thought I’d go with her again.”
The Actor Opens up About Arya Stark, Dogs, and the Game of Thrones Finale
What do we say to the god of death? Not today.
It’s hard to think of anyone more formidable than Arya Stark, the puckish, ruthless warrior that 22-year-old actor Maisie Williams plays on Game of Thrones, currently the world’s most popular television show. But then you meet Maisie Williams.
Arya Stark’s only rules? “Enjoy. Play nice.”
A girl’s creative community is open to all on iOS and desktop.Daisie, an app-based community designed to help artists grow in their careers, is out of beta and launching escort mersin worldwide. The app was created by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams and film producer Dom Santry.
Williams teased the launch Wednesday morning on Twitter.
“We’ve made a number of decisions since founding Daisie two years ago that reflect our optimistic approach to what collaboration could look like in five years,” Santry said in a release. “I’m excited to see the amazing things our community make.”
By visiting Daisie’s website, users can sign up and create a profile. The app lets creators network and connect with others in their fields, work collaboratively on projects, find inspiration and develop the best audience for their work.
“With Daisie, creators of all types and backgrounds can take up space in their chosen field and build a lasting career,” From those just getting started to industry leaders in film, photography, writing, design, art, digital, makeup and beyond, Daisie brings creators together and supports them to do amazing work.”
Daisie released as a private beta in August 2018. Just 24 hours after its launch, 35,000 creators had signed up for early access.