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To put it mildly, season eight of ‘Game of Thrones’ was disappointing. But it did provide us with two great TV moments from Maisie Williams, however. One from her character on the fantasy series, and one of herself appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show.
Maisie Williams appeared on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ last night via video link, where she discussed her 10-year long relationship with the TV series that started her career.
Williams’ character Arya Stark was one of the highlights of the series, and the eighth season in particular (Night King stabby stabby). The character received probably the least annoying ending of all the characters, to which Williams says: “I’m so happy with my ending, and it was just a beautiful end to a decade of my life. And I couldn’t be happier with it.”
We’d love to know what she thinks of all of the other characters’ endings…
The pair reminisced on their April Fool’s joke from 2019, in which Maisie pretended to reveal a spoiler for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’. In Maisie Williams’ first appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’, she convinced the audience and everyone watching from home that she had let slip that her character from the show, Arya, dies in the second episode. Now that would have made for an interesting season, going forward.
Here’s the full clip.
IGN-With Game of Thrones behind her and The New Mutants on the horizon, actress Maisie Williams continues to branch out from her breakthrough role as Arya Stark with the upcoming home invasion thriller The Owners, which you can watch the first trailer for via the player above or the embed below.
Williams stars in The Owners alongside another familiar genre face, Sylvester McCoy. IGN audiences will recall McCoy as The Seventh Doctor on Doctor Who as well as for his role as Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit movies.
According to the official synopsis for the film:
“A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score – an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early the tables are suddenly turned.
As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues the would-be thieves are left to fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined.”
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Joining Williams and McCoy in the cast are Jake Curran (Spotless, Stardust), Ian Kenny (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Sing Street), Andrew Ellis (Teen Spirit, This Is England), and Rita Tushingham (The Pale Horse, Vera).
In addition to the first trailer we also have the exclusive poster for the film, which you can see below:
RLJE Films will release the thriller The Owners in theaters, On Demand, and Digital on September 4, 2020.
Join Writer/Director Josh Boone and the cast of Twentieth Century Studios and Marvel Entertainment’s “The New Mutants,” including Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga for a discussion about the upcoming original horror-thriller moderated by Ira Madison III.
I have added Screencaptures of Maisie in the interview for Comic-Con discussing The New Mutants, enjoy!
PINK NEWS– Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said she is “excited” to play a queer superhero in love in upcoming X-Men spinoff The New Mutants.
The film will feature a relationship between superheroes Rahne Sinclair (Williams) and Danielle Moonstar, played by Blu Hunt.
Speaking on a panel at Comic Con @ Home, Williams spoke of the importance of representing same-sex love on-screen.
“It was really wonderful to be able to see a relationship look like this,” Williams said.
“In the typically quite masculine world of superheroes, it was just lovely to see these two fragile women who just protect one another and bring light out in each other, but I’m glad that the fans are so excited for it because I think it’s really important to see relationships like this.”
Maisie Williams said her storyline in The New Mutants is a ‘really lovely love story’.
She continued: “I think at the heart of it is just this really lovely love story. It just brings it back to reality, I think.”
Meanwhile, Hunt spoke of her nerves at kissing Williams during a screen test for the film.
“You can’t imagine how nervous I am. Like, oh, I have go kiss Maisie Williams? It was very nerve-racking.”
Josh Boone, the film’s director, said the relationship is the “spine” of the movie.
I think at the heart of it is just this really lovely love story. It just brings it back to reality, I think.
“We just wanted to have them be characters that you fell in love with as they fell in love,” he said.