Maisie Williams is “finally proud” of her role as Arya Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, even if the series didn’t end on the same strong note it began.
During a Twitch Stream with her brother, James Williams, Variety spotted Maisie’s sentiment on the series finale, which she acknowledged “definitely fell off at the end.” After her recent rewatch, the actor and her brother discussed their feelings on the HBO series, and it sounds like her opinions on the show have evolved since its controversial ending.
“It was very good, and for a long time, I felt like I had to avoid it because it was too triggering,” Williams said. “But now, I feel like I’ve made peace with it all again.” she continued.
“It feels good to be proud of it; it was ten years of my life,” she continued after discussing the more emotional moments from season one. The youngest Stark sibling seems to reflect on it fondly now, while her real-life brother insists it’s still “great TV.”
In an April interview with GQ, Masie explained growing up with the show and her complicated relationship with playing Arya. It didn't always make for an easy childhood in the spotlight, but she hinted to warming to the idea of returning as Arya. When asked about reprising the role, she said, “it has to be the right time and the right people,” and “it has to be at the right time for me.”
Game of Thrones is still going in the form of spin-offs, with the House of the Dragon prequel wrapping up its first season now on HBO.
Andrea Shearon is a freelance news writer at IGN covering games and entertainment. Find her on Twitter (@Maajora) chatting about FFXIV and other RPGs
Source: IGN.com Maisie Williams ‘Finally Proud’ of Her Role in Game of Thrones as Arya Stark