Maisie Williams, star of HBO’s fantasy drama television series “Game of Thrones,” discusses her true feelings about the show.
At the age of 12, Maisie Williams made her acting debut in HBO’s fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones,” which is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
During a recent Twitch stream with Maisie’s brother, James Williams, the 25-year-old actress revealed her true feelings about “Game of Thrones,” saying that after re-watching the entire series, it “fell off at the end.”
Maisie expressed during the Twitch stream:
“It kinda popped off. For the longest time… I could never see it from the outside. So I could never say that and actually understand it. For the first time, it feels good to be proud of it. It was 10 years of my life.”
Maisie Williams’ criticism echoed most fans’ reactions to the season finale. Although “Game of Thrones” was a huge hit for HBO, garnering Emmy awards and a massive fanbase over the years, the series ended abruptly in 2019 after 8 seasons, as many fans felt the ending was rushed.
“I was heartbroken when Eddard died, yet I knew it was coming,” Williams explained, referring to Arya’s father, Sean Bean, who was ruthlessly killed off in Season 1.
In addition to her criticism of the show’s progression, when asked about what part of the show she misses the most, Maisie shockingly revealed this answer:
“Can I say none of it? 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 such pride. But why would I want to make myself feel sad about the greatest thing that ever happened to me? I don’t want to associate that with feelings of pain.”
Maisie Williams recently revealed that she was internally conflicted about her role as Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, as discovering her femininity’s empowerment did not align with her character’s boyish nature.