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Maisie Williams says it’s “impossible” following up Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones ended a year ago, and not only the fans but also the artists are finding it hard to move on. After all, the show was a major part of their lives. The show brought them recognition, fame and fortune one can only dream of. Many of the show’s actors have moved on to new projects, one of them being Maisie Williams.

The success of Game of Thrones opened up many opportunities for Williams. In a recent interview with NME, Maisie revealed that she is aware fans will always compare her with Arya Stark. She admitted it is just an “impossible challenge” to avoid comparisons.
She also said,

“I don’t think I’m ever gonna be a part of anything that’s gonna be seen by that many people or streamed in that many countries or costs that much to make again.”

This hasn’t held her back though, from going after roles outside of her comfort zone.

That’s basically all I want to do from now onwards. I think that so much great work comes from being super uncomfortable – as an actor, obviously, not for everyone.”

Maisie played the role of Arya Stark, daughter of Ned Stark and an accomplished assassin, since she was 12. She rose to fame at 15, when the show was reaching new heights of popularity. She was home-schooled for the last couple of her high-school years because of constant bullying. Now she is one of Britain’s brightest young talents.

Two weeks to live

The rising star will now be seen in comedy “Two weeks to Live”. She plays Kim, daughter to Sian Clifford, a paranoid mum living in isolation with her. The story progresses dramatically as she meets up with her brothers Jay (Taheen Modak) and Nicky (Mawaan Rizwan) in a nearby town.

The new role is sure to be a welcome challenge for Maisie. How do you feel about it? Tell us in the comments below.


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Game of Thrones Showrunners reveal why ‘Beyond the Wall’ storyline really happened

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Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6 Beyond the Wall revolved around the story of some of the show’s prominent characters going beyond the wall to capture a wight. Though the mission was successful, the episode saw the deaths of Thoros of Myr and one of Daenerys’ dragon, Viserion.

The pivotal episode finally led to the convincing of Cersei and all of Westeros into believing in the Army of Dead’s existence. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reveal in the book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon written by James Hibberd, why the episode was filmed.

Weiss said, “We were talking about breaching the Wall and trying to figure out what pieces we already had on the board without introducing new Deux ex Machina pieces. What was in the world already that could conceivably knock down the Wall? Just getting the Night King past the Wall didn’t do it; just getting the White Walkers past didn’t do it.”

Viserion

He continued, “You needed to get an army of a hundred thousand dead men past the Wall, which means a giant hole. We were racking our brains as to what could do that. Then we realized there would be something massive in the show. They weren’t massive at the time we thought of this – and that was the dragons. But getting a dragon north of the Wall was tricky.”

The idea of getting a wight from the Night King’s territory seemed like a dumb idea. Jon ultimately had to call Daenerys for help. The showrunners also revealed why Game of Thrones ended early in Hibberd’s book.

What do you think about the scene? Tell us in the comments below!


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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau opens up about Jaime Lannister’s death

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Game of Thrones reflected real life in more ways than one. Jaime Lannister represented the path to redemption, and his death was an example of how difficult it is to let go of your past. The Kingslayer redeemed himself throughout the series.

Starting as a villain in the show, pushing Bran out of the tower to playing a major role in the fight against the Nightwalkers, Jamie had travelled a long way. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played the character in the fantastical epic, opened up about Jaime’s death in James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon.

Brienne Jaime

You wonder if he’s changed and if he’s escaped the destructive relationship. He’s so bound by this code of honour of family first, and he and Cersei have a strong bond on every level. But he has to go back. She’s all alone. He’s the last one she has. He has to try to save her. It makes sense even though you don’t want it to… It would have been wonderful if he and Brienne could have had a life together. But he says it himself as he’s leaving: ‘Have you ever walked away from a fight?’ I have to do this. The things you do for love…”

Jaime left Brienne of Tarth crying right before Daenerys left to attack King’s Landing. One can only imagine what would have happened if Jaime had stayed with Brienne. How would you have played out the story? Let us know in the comments below!


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Rose Leslie excited to meet the new member of her family

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The world is still shaken up from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is dire in some countries, but people all over the world are slowly trying to get back on their feet. After a long quarantine period of 5 to 6 months, it is hard going back to work. However, Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie seems to be ready to jump right into the action. The actress is gearing up for her new movie Death on the Nile. She has another reason to be excited. Leslie is expecting her first baby with hubby Kit Harington!

In an after-shoot interview with the New York Post, the 33-year-old soon to be mom couldn’t contain her eagerness to see her first child. She said, “I am thrilled to be expecting, and I can’t wait to meet the new member of our family!” 

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Leslie spent 7 months in a quarantined break with her spouse Kit Harington. The couple went on a sweet escape to Greece when the UK lifted travel restrictions. “The Grecian sunshine was glorious,” she says. “But I am very, very fair. I wear sunscreen, which is like chalk, and my husband tans. So when we go on holidays, he’s there like a lizard, and I’m under an umbrella.”

The couple seems to be living the time of their lives. Feel free to shower the cute little family with your good wishes in the comments below!


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