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What’s next in line for Arya Stark in Game of Thrones Season 8

Game of Thrones Season 8 is approaching fast, and it’s currently less than two weeks away. As we prepare for the great end, we’re living off of scrapes off cast interviews and blanketed spoilers. The cast members have been dropping little nuggets of Season 8 hype lately, and this particular one has Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) say that there will be a lot of death in Game of Thrones Season 8. Read on!

As you might know by now, Entertainment Weekly is the ultimate source for official Game of Thrones news, and in a recent interview with them, Maisie Williams talked a bit about Season 8. Speaking of Season 8, Maisie talked about how it has numerous callbacks to the first season:

“After reading the scripts I went back and watched season 1 again because so much of it refers back to that season. There are so many scenes that will look similar. And also I watched just to remind myself of the arc I’ve taken already. I wanted Arya to go full circle and try for some kind of normalcy like when she was younger. Basically this year it’s like she has a dual personality — there are so many emotions and memories that come flooding back when you’re with your family and the things that you fight for become very different, yet she’s also remaining on this path to try and kill Cersei and remembering her list and getting closer to that. So there’s this split with Arya between trying to be who she wants to be — getting back to the naïveté and innocence with her family — and unfinished business.”

Maybe you should start marathoning the whole show right now. Maisie also discussed Arya and Sansa teaming up for the final season, which sounds exciting:

“It’s not often you see a character siding with Sansa who’s not manipulating her. Last season it was really tough for Sansa because Jon was thinking with his penis and it kind of made Sansa look bitter. This season you see Arya teaming with Sansa and sometimes calling out Jon. It felt nice and powerful to stand next to Sophie. Sophie and I are the tightest of friends when sitting across from anyone, so no acting required.”

"There's a lot of death," says Maisie Williams about Game of Thrones Season 8

Teasing the end of the show, Maisie said:

“There’s a lot of death this year.”

Take from that what you will. Excited about Game of Thrones Season 8? Talk to us in the comments, down below!


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Maisie Williams reveals original plans for Jon Snow in fight against Night King

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Game of Thrones amassed one of the highest viewership numbers any show has seen in the past decade. The final season of the series was one of the most awaited programs of 2019. The episode ‘The Long Night’ in which Arya Stark slays the Night King had a viewership of 17.8 million!

It was a shocking turn of events when Arya stabs the Night King, ending his reign of terror forever. However, many of the fans desired for a different way of killing the Night King. A death by the hands of the show’s other protagonist Jon Snow.

Jon and Arya

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Maisie Williams, who played the role of Arya Stark, revealed the original plans for the death of Night King. Everyone, including Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow, believed he would be the one killing the villain. It turns out, the showrunners always had Arya Stark in their mind.

[Kit Harington] expected it to go [Jon Snow’s] way, too, and he even said, ‘It was going to go that way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King,’” Williams shares. “And then, he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time. Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad that it was Arya, honestly. I think I had the best storyline of the final season.”

The death of the Night King in the third episode of season 8 was indeed satisfying. Most of the fans hoped it would be Jon Snow because he had the best experience fighting against the White Walkers (someone else was killed by Jon Snow). Arya landing the killing blow was surprising for all the fans worldwide.

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Maisie Williams felt pressure “not to say anything stupid” on social media during height of Game Of Thrones fame

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Social media has been a part of our lives ever since we’ve had access to Internet. It is a great way of building public image, expressing your thoughts and let others know what you’re doing. Maintaining a positive image is no joke. Especially when you’re as famous as Game of Thrones’ actress Maisie Williams.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Maisie revealed the problems she had to face on her rise to fame as Arya Stark. Game of Thrones was a turning point in her life. It brought her fame and fortune one can only dream of. When you’re that famous, you’re constantly being judged, whether you are on or off screen.

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I was always curious but I didn’t know how to represent myself.” She said, “I was very fearful of being judged and I was too scared to express myself. I have learnt to embrace who I am and have my own opinions and style myself the way that makes me feel good and proud.”

Williams went on to explain about her struggles with experimenting on her style as she grew up. Another creative outlet she is still figuring out is social media. She said, “When I was a teenager, social media was exciting and new and you could invent yourself online. I wanted to share everything like my friends did. Then obviously I got a much larger following, so there was pressure to not say anything stupid.”

Maisie has been coping with online noise from both fans and critics alike, since the tender age of 14. She prefers to learn and be a better person, rather than talk about it on social media. She also debuted on stage with the play I and You.

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Maisie Williams says she’s struggling with rejection after Game of Thrones success

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to face rejection. It becomes even more difficult if you have been succeeding in the same field earlier. Accepting it without getting discouraged is an important skill not everyone has. Even accomplished actors like Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams find it difficult to deal with.

Maisie Williams achieved stardom as Arya Stark at a very young age of 12. It was only her second audition. After playing the role for 9 years, she was nervous about auditioning again. She realized that she needed to put herself out there if she wanted to grasp new opportunities.

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It is almost harder because I had never been told no,” she said in an interview with The Telegraph. “The second thing that I ever auditioned for was Game of Thrones, and that launched my career. There’s always competition, it doesn’t matter how much you’ve done, you will always lose out on roles. The industry is built upon rejection.”

Having learned the bitter truth about the film industry, she added, “I’m definitely learning that now – how to overcome the rejection and not see it as a personal thing. But learning to be told no is really difficult as someone who’s an established actor. No one’s got time for you when you’re like, ‘Oh I didn’t get the part in this thing.’ They’re like, ‘You just came off the most successful TV show of the decade, can you hang on a minute?'”

The 23-year-old actress is bound to reach for the stars if she keeps her positivity alive. Williams is learning to adapt to the industry, going after roles that challenge her. She recently starred in a thriller movie “The Owners”.

What are your thoughts about dealing with rejection? Tell us in the comments below.


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