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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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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.”

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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.

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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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