Maisie Williams looks ahead at Game of Thrones season 5 and looks back at the recent years of her rise to fame, in The Guardian.
The 17-year-old actress will be starring in the drama Cyber Bully for Channel 4 in the UK, and has plenty of inspiration to draw from, in her own life.
Maisie tells The Guardian of how jealousy from her classmates brought about bullying and rough times for her as her fame and that of the show’s grew. She received messages calling her “stuckup”, and saying that she thought was “too good for everyone else.”
“There were people all around me. And I was just stuck in my phone, stuck in this constant stream of what people thought of me.” She also says, “No one ever said anything to my face, ever. It was awful.”
As for the future of Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, Maisie reports, “There’s a big ending for Arya,” in season 5. “They’re basically breaking her down, and you get to see behind the cracks.”
She confirms in the interview that they are coming to the end of Arya’s book material, as she understands it. (The actress doesn’t read the books for now, to avoid getting confused about storylines.) “We’re coming to the end now, so I don’t know what they’re going to do next year,” Williams says. “It’s the end of Arya, as far as anyone knows.”
For more on her thoughts on feminism and her close relationship with her mother, check out the full article at The Guardian.