GAME OF THRONES Star Maisie Williams Hints at Emotional Upcoming Episode

Actress Maisie Williams talks the ups and downs of being on Game of Thrones

17-year-old Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, got to answer some questions about her role on the popular series on Reddit recently and we have some of the highlights of that Q&A.

What she doesn’t like about filming Game of Thrones

Very long hours. Because I love to sleep. I like sleeping more than most of my siblings [Williams is the youngest of four]. So staying awake and working long, long hours is very difficult.

Funniest moment on set

The one time was in series 3, episode 8, when I was supposed to laugh anyway – when Arya cracked up laughing at the news of her dead aunt – and I was watching funny videos on my phone, so I giggled endlessly, and they liked it, and so did the audience.

Switching to left-handed swordplay when she’s right-handed

I feel like I’ve improved a lot. I don’t hit anyone, or myself, as much anymore. Still don’t know if I could actually kill anyone though.

I could try?

On who Arya should add to her death list

While some little girls keep lists of the boys they want to kiss, Arya Stark isn’t like other girls. She keeps a list of the people she wants to kill. Her list is already fairly long. And Williams wants to add to it.

It’d be pretty cool to kill a White Walker. But I don’t know how much good that would do, because like 6 million of ’em would gang up on her. But that would be on Arya’s bucket list – to kill a White Walker.

On the cast member most like his character

Rory is quite similar to The Hound before breakfast, in that, if he hasn’t eaten, he’s kind of grumpy! haha! But I love ‘im regardless.

On keeping a favorite prop item from the set

I have sneakily removed some of the Faceless Man coins from set. And they have gone missing. And I have NO idea where they went!

…I’m hoping to steal [Arya’s sword Needle] in the future, so I can keep it for myself!

On filming challenging scenes

There’s actually a scene in the coming season…which was my most difficult scene to film. And I think fans are going to be really excited about it. More emotional than we’ve seen Arya in previous seasons.

Last we see of Arya Stark at the end of Season 4 is after she abandons The Hound to his death (he yells to her to kill him, but she does not, and walks away instead, leaving him to die a slow death after his confrontation with Brienne of Tarth), and takes passage on a ship by giving the captain, a man of Braavos, the coin that Jaqen H’ghar gave her in season two, and reciting the phrase “Valar Morghulis”.  He knows that’s his cue to take her aboard and bring her to his home country.  So, the last scene of the season is of her sailing away on the ship with the open water ahead.

By the way, I might add, having seen the final two episodes on IMAX, the last scene is just beautiful on the big screen.

Maisie and the rest of the cast of Game of Thrones return on April 12, 2015.

Maisie Williams answers fan questions on Reddit


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