Maisie Williams Won’t Spoil Season 8 and Dismisses Multiple Filmed Endings Claim; Season 7 Wins Costume Designers Award

maisie

In news you already knew, but just love to be teased with anyway, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel the other night, and giggled her way through her interview, because she can’t tell us anything she knows about Game of Thrones season 8. However! The details were there, if only one chooses to look between the lines! While Maisie was there to promote her new film, Early Man, Jimmy, a known GoT fan, wouldn’t let her slide without pressing her on just a few nagging questions…

“Shouldn’t you be plotting to kill Cersei Lannister right now?” quipped eager fanboy, Jimmy. In response, Maisie went on to talk about how much shooting she still has left to do. We reported filming to have begun on October 23rd, so, presumably being a devoted WOTW fan, Jimmy asked Maisie the tough follow-up question of “Then we know, based on that, that you’re in a lot of the episodes.” But, ever quick on her feet, Maisie retorted with “No…not necessarily, cause some of the episodes take a really long time to shoot…” *smolders.* Man, I feel like I’m a debate commentator here. You should watch it!

However, in case you don’t, other highlights include Maisie not actually stating that there will be 6 episodes of season 8, even though we have long confirmed this (I think she just was unsure of what she is and isn’t allowed to say so I think she was just covering her bases; I wouldn’t read too far into this); Maisie admitting that she showed her mom the script (Maisie! What are you doing?!?! Somebody call Game of Thrones security!); and, most importantly, the actress being doubtful of the claim that multiple endings are being shot — she essentially dismisses HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys’ statement, which we called into question from the very beginning.

Watch the interview and see what else she has to say!

Lastly, I know this is a huge surprise to everyone, but… Variety reports that Game of Thrones has won yet another award, this time by the Costume Designers Guild. Their win was in the ‘Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television’ category. While I haven’t seen other nominees Sleepy Hollow or Star Trek: Discovery, and not having seen Once Upon a Time in three years, I can only compare it to Black Mirror: U.S.S. Callister. While it was a great watch (seriously, go watch it), the costumes don’t hold a candle to GoT.

24 responses

Jump to (and Always Support) the Bottom

    1. Maisie was great as always. She’s so comfortable in these settings… but I guess she has been doing them for years now. We’re so fortunate to have this cast. 🙂

      Nice about the award!

      —————-
      OT rant you can skip:
      – Star Trek: Discovery. I watched the first episode they aired on CBS and thought it was ‘okay,’ but then… Allow me to rip CBS for a second… If you subscribe I apologize and ignore, but who in the hell pays for CBS All Access!!?? They’ve had mostly shit on CBS forever but yeah, sure, I’m gonna pay them beyond my cable subscription to watch one show that they tried to entice me with to pay to have access to their shitty library. NOPE!

      Besides, it turns out that The Orville was the ‘Star Trek’ I wanted anyway and I really like it. It’s more TNG than anything in the ST franchise lately. CBS can keep their “dark and edgy” crap behind their pay-wall.

        Quote  Reply

    2. Clob,

      “OT rant you can skip:
      – Star Trek: Discovery. I watched the first episode they aired on CBS and thought it was ‘okay,’ but then… Allow me to rip CBS for a second… If you subscribe I apologize and ignore, but who in the hell pays for CBS All Access!!?? They’ve had mostly shit on CBS forever but yeah, sure, I’m gonna pay them beyond my cable subscription to watch one show that they tried to entice me with to pay to have access to their shitty library. NOPE!…”

      —————

      OT Rant Joinder:
      I felt duped as well. I tuned in to the first episode of Star Trek:Discovery, then went to set my DVR to record the next episode…except none were scheduled to air. After a little online searching, I learned it was all a bait and switch: I had to pay $$$ to “subscribe” to CBS All Access to watch further episodes.
      Why didn’t they tell viewers that up front?

      Imagine if HBO, in 2011, did an advertising blitz for “Game of Thrones! Based on George R.R. Martin’s Blockbuster ASOIAF Book Series!”, and after you watched S1e1 “Winter is Coming”, they flashed a message: “Oh. We forgot to tell you. You have to sign up for HBO Prime+ to watch the rest. Call your cable provider for details and prices. Sucker.”

        Quote  Reply

    3. Genius marketing is why 😝

      It’s actually a great show… some lame Trek type storylines

      alternate universe? Puh-lease

      but production values are great and it’s taken the frachise in a whole new, much darker direction.

      Even more OT.. I’m just stoked that “V” is finally getting the remake it deserves, in movie format 🎉🎉

      Ten Bears:
      Clob,

      “OT rant you can skip:
      – Star Trek: Discovery. I watched the first episode they aired on CBS and thought it was ‘okay,’ but then… Allow me to rip CBS for a second… If you subscribe I apologize and ignore, but who in the hell pays for CBS All Access!!?? They’ve had mostly shit on CBS forever but yeah, sure, I’m gonna pay them beyond my cable subscription to watch one show that they tried to entice me with to pay to have access to their shitty library. NOPE!…”

      —————

      OT Rant Joinder:I felt duped as well. I tuned in to the first episode of Star Trek:Discovery, then went to set my DVR to record the next episode…except none were scheduled to air. After a little online searching, I learned it was all a bait and switch: I had to pay $$$ to “subscribe” to CBS All Access to watch further episodes.Why didn’t they tell viewers that up front?

      Imagine if HBO, in 2011, did an advertising blitz for “Game of Thrones! Based on George R.R. Martin’s Blockbuster ASOIAF Book Series!”, and after you watched S1e1 “Winter is Coming”, they flashed a message: “Oh. We forgot to tell you. You have to sign up for HBO Prime+ to watch the rest. Call your cable provider for details and prices. Sucker.”

        Quote  Reply

    4. I really, really like how she responds to some of the questions about GoT. Although she can’t say anything she’s still entertaining as hell.

      some of the episodes take a really long time to shoot…” *smolders.*

      And I love her in this kind of outfits with blazers, and the red suits her as well. It reminds me of the blue suit she wore once or the black one with the short pants and the cute bag that looked like a car. ;D

      —-
      OT:

      Clob:
      OT rant you can skip:
      – Star Trek: Discovery. […] Besides, it turns out that The Orville was the ‘Star Trek’ I wanted anyway and I really like it. It’s more TNG than anything in the ST franchise lately. CBS can keep their “dark and edgy” crap behind their pay-wall.

      Apollo: It’s actually a great show… some lame Trek type storylines but production values are great and it’s taken the frachise in a whole new, much darker direction.

      Not that I think Discovery is that great, but it got something that keeps me interested. However, before I gave Discovery a go, I gave The Orville a shot as well. But to give a shot for me means, that I watch a couple of episodes before I decide if I want to invest more time in a show or not. Because there are great shows whose first season is awful (either because of a not so great storyline or low production value). Two of those shows are TNG and The Voyager. 😉 Anyways, I stopped watching The Orville, it wasn’t for me.

        Quote  Reply

    5. Cliohna,

      “And I love her in this kind of outfits with blazers, and the red suits her as well. It reminds me of the blue suit she wore once or the black one with the short pants and the cute bag that looked like a car. ;D”
      ———————

      Maisie Williams is a fashion icon.

        Quote  Reply

    6. Cliohna: But to give a shot for me means, that I watch a couple of episodes before I decide if I want to invest more time in a show or not. Because there are great shows whose first season is awful (either because of a not so great storyline or low production value). Two of those shows are TNG and The Voyager. 😉 Anyways, I stopped watching The Orville, it wasn’t for me.

      It’s entirely possible that you would continue to find The Orville not to your liking, BUT… From my perspective, and even from several full season reviews, the show seemed to change quite a bit after the first couple of episodes, like they just had to find their groove. The Family Guy-esque juvenile humor was really toned down a lot for starters. The main thing is that the episodes did begin touching on more serious issues and became more of a drama than trying to be a comedy. Once it got going it really did feel a lot like TNG, which was my favorite show when it was airing. No, Seth MacFarlane is not and never will be Sir Patrick Stewart, but he can be surprisingly likeable when given the chance. They’ll continue to mix in some comedy, but then TNG at times could have used a bit more of that as well.

      A lot of the negative critical response also came from those early ‘screener’ episodes that you mentioned watching. That’s one reason why places like Rotten Tomatoes have such a huge disparity in ratings between critics and viewers (19% to 93%). There are numerous articles online trying to explain such a gap and the consensus does appear to be that the critics didn’t critique beyond the early episodes.

        Quote  Reply

    7. Wait, Maisie’s claims of multiple endings were spoiled by an award-winning costume designer?!! How dare they!!!

      ⋌༼ •̀ ⌂ •́ ༽⋋

        Quote  Reply

    8. Ten Bears,

      Star Trek – Discovery – Just watched all 15 episodes and for free! I won’t mention the website I found it on, but a google search will find it and perhaps others also. Good HD quality also.

      Episode 15 was aired around Feb 11 and within a couple of days it was on-line. TBH, I found the last episode was a bit flat and not the outcome I was expecting. I expect the same will apply when GoT airs the finale 😉

      Overall I thought it was great. I’ve always been a ST fan and this latest series, certainly CGI wise, is the best ever.

      Now working my way through Star Trek – Enterprise S1 . Never seen any of those and that’s pretty good also.

        Quote  Reply

    9. 🙁 Unless her movie “Departures”, still in post-production, is somehow finished and released soon, it looks like we won’t see Maisie Williams on the small- or big-screen in 2018. The opening of “New Mutants got shifted from April, 2018 to February, 2019, and S8 of GoT won’t air until 2019. (I don’t count “Early Man” because it’s a cartoon.) 😣

      Couldn’t someone in TV Land have slapped together a 4-5 episode mini-series, “Ashildr and Clara: The Long Way Around” (or the slightly more risqué “Wiggle Room”) reuniting Maisie Williams and Jenna Coleman?

      I’d take a Seth Meyers Arya skit, similar to Melisandre attending a baby shower, and the other one with Jon Snow.

      What I wouldn’t give to see Arya & The Hound as flight attendants dealing with petulant passengers… Or Arya at a Sweet Sixteen…

        Quote  Reply

    10. Black Raven,

      My tinfoil fan-casting for S8 that’ll never happen but I wish it would even though it’d be an actual deus ex machina:

      R’hllor appears. Played by guest star John de Lancie (“Q” on Star Trek The Next Generation; ST Voyager; and ST: Deep Space Nine).

      I’ve always wondered if the Lord of Light is a rascal who enjoys causing chaos and confusion and watching humans do barbaric things to each other – and at the same time wants to protect humanity from annihilating itself.

      Like Q.

        Quote  Reply

    11. Ten Bears:
      I’d take a Seth Meyers Arya skit, similar to Melisandre attending a baby shower, and the other one with Jon Snow.

      What I wouldn’t give to see Arya & The Hound as flight attendants dealing with petulant passengers… Or Arya at a Sweet Sixteen…

      Or Arya as a mother.

      “I singlehandedly wiped out an entire house, and fed its lord a pie with the body parts of his dead sons. Now, eat your vegetables!”

        Quote  Reply

    12. Enharmony1625,

      Or Arya and Hot Pie as a married couple.

      Hot Pie: “Ok kids, what will it be this morning, meat pie or vegetarian pie?”

      Kid: *Looks around the room and sees Arya cleaning blood off her blade* “Um, gulp, I think I’ll go with the vegetarian pie today thanks dad.”

        Quote  Reply

    13. Mr Derp:
      Enharmony1625,

      Or Arya and Hot Pie as a married couple.

      Hot Pie: “Ok kids, what will it be this morning, meat pie or vegetarian pie?”

      Kid: *Looks around the room and sees Arya cleaning blood off her blade*“Um, gulp, I think I’ll go with the vegetarian pie today thanks dad.”

      lol

      “My mom can beat up your dad, brother, other brother, uncle, cousin..”

        Quote  Reply

    14. Ten Bears,

      Yep, that would be cool! Guest actor John de Lancie i.e. “Q” on Star Trek wraps up GoT in the final episode. So ‘Planetos’ really is in a parallel universe 😛

        Quote  Reply

    15. Ten Bears:
      Clob,

      “OT rant you can skip:
      – Star Trek: Discovery. I watched the first episode they aired on CBS and thought it was ‘okay,’ but then… Allow me to rip CBS for a second… If you subscribe I apologize and ignore, but who in the hell pays for CBS All Access!!?? They’ve had mostly shit on CBS forever but yeah, sure, I’m gonna pay them beyond my cable subscription to watch one show that they tried to entice me with to pay to have access to their shitty library. NOPE!…”

      —————

      OT Rant Joinder:I felt duped as well. I tuned in to the first episode of Star Trek:Discovery, then went to set my DVR to record the next episode…except none were scheduled to air. After a little online searching, I learned it was all a bait and switch: I had to pay $$$ to “subscribe” to CBS All Access to watch further episodes.Why didn’t they tell viewers that up front?

      Imagine if HBO, in 2011, did an advertising blitz for “Game of Thrones! Based on George R.R. Martin’s Blockbuster ASOIAF Book Series!”, and after you watched S1e1 “Winter is Coming”, they flashed a message: “Oh. We forgot to tell you. You have to sign up for HBO Prime+ to watch the rest. Call your cable provider for details and prices. Sucker.”

      Star Trek Discovery is on Netflix here in the UK, I assume you are based elsewhere?

      As for Maisie she comes across so well but I must say I’m surprised she shared the GOT S8 scripts with her Mum!

        Quote  Reply

    16. Black Raven:
      Ten Bears,

      Yep, that would be cool! Guest actor John de Lancie i.e. “Q” on Star Trek wraps up GoT in the final episode.So ‘Planetos’ really is in a parallel universe 😛

      R’hllor: “I’m immortal again! Omnipotent again!”
      Davos: “Swell.”
      R’hllor: “Don’t fret Davos. My good fortune is your good fortune.”

        Quote  Reply

    Jump to the Top

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *