Game of Thrones Season 5 Update: Maisie Williams Talks Arya Stark, Lady Stoneheart, and Surprises
By Arlene Paredes | July 31, 2014 3:05 AM EST
Some "Game of Thrones" Season 5 spoilers were unveiled at the recently concluded San Diego Comic Con, but these were not enough for fans of Maisie Williams and her GOT character Arya Stark. The young actress recently spoke about Arya, Lady Stoneheart, and what she thinks of the surprises in the HBO series.
Actress Maisie Williams from the HBO series "Game of Thrones", arrives at the AFI Awards 2013 honoring excellence in film and television in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2014.
"I just had a meeting about a certain thing that happens to Arya, but I still don't know how it happens," Maisie told TVLine's Andy Swift. She knows what happens next to Arya in the books, but she is also prepared for surprises in Game of Thrones Season 5. In fact, she likes the surprise twists and changes on TV.
The HBO series is catching up to the published books of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. Williams said it would be good for the Game of Thrones Season 5 viewers to guess whether the TV adaptation is giving book spoilers or not.
Will GOT 5 viewers expect a character to show up and wind up disappointed? Some fans are still hurting over the no-show of Lady Stoneheart in the GOT 4 finale.
"I really like it," Williams said about the non-inclusion of Lady Stoneheart in the June 15 finale on HBO. In the interview, Maisie said some GRRM readers were being "snobby" about how the TV adaptation is developing.
"[ASoIaF] readers think they know what's coming, then we change it and it's really funny to watch their reactions," Maisie said further. Incidentally, on the day the "Red Wedding" premiered on HBO, Williams' flabbergasted reaction in a Vine video had gone viral. The 17-year-old seems to really like anticipating viewers' reactions.
Meanwhile, some reports are saying Maisie Williams could snag the role of Ellie in the film adaptation of "The Last of Us," a popular video game. If she does get it, she would be busy filming this epic when Game of Thrones Season 5 filming has wrapped up.
What happens next to Arya Stark in Game of Thrones Season 5? Maisie Williams has yet to read the script at the time the TVLine interview was done. But she did dish some thoughts about Arya.
"I think, for the first time ever, [Arya Stark] actually believes she's going to be fine," William said, adding, "this girl's been pulled left and right by people who've been telling her what she's going to do with her life, and she's sick of it."
In other news, Maisie Williams wandered around the SDCC grounds wearing a Spiderman mask. Check out this Instagram photo she posted as a wink to her followers. Over 60,000 users liked the post.
The Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere is expected to air on HBO around March or April 2015. Lady Stoneheart might be forever excluded, or the TV show bosses are just twisting the timeline. Fans now know where Maisie Williams stand on that.
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