Spending seven seasons on a television show is no joke, especially if you were quite young when you started. Maisie Williams was only 13 when cast as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones back in 2011. In many ways, Williams has grown up and become who she is because of that show.
It’s no wonder then that Williams wants to do the best she possibly can in the final two seasons of Game of Thrones:
“I’m just trying to do the last few scenes that I have justice. I’m just trying to shape Arya the way that I have been so far, and give her a nice arc to end with, and hope the people are happy with it.”
In terms of how much Game of Thrones has meant to her the past six years, Williams shared:
“It has been my security blanket and it’s been a safety net. If I haven’t worked, or if I haven’t landed a role, I never beat myself up too much, because I’ve always got Game of Thrones.”
Although the series will end with Season 8 in 2018, Williams seems to be at peace with the ending of the show:
“To not have that around is going to be really strange, but it’s also really exciting. It means I can now shape my career and I’m not tied down to anything, and I can really make bold decisions.”
Game of Thrones failed to receive any Golden Globes this year, but the HBO drama series did land a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble. Williams also talked a little more about Season 7 here.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will arrive sometime this summer to HBO. For more news about the penultimate season, keep your eyes locked on Heroic Hollywood.