Maisie Williams Admitted She Was “Surprised” By Arya’s Sex Scene In Game of Thrones because she was convinced that her character was strange.
The actor was cast as Arya in the hit HBO fantasy epic when she was 12 in 2009. She spent her teenage years acting on the series, which ended after eight seasons in 2019.
In a new interview, Williams said she was “surprised” when the show’s writers decided to let Arya finish her relationship with Gendry Baratheon (Joe Dempsie).
The two characters have sex in the second episode of Game of Thrones‘s eighth and final season titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”.
“The first time I was surprised by Arya, I think, was probably in the last series where she takes off her clothes and goes to bed with Gendry,” the 25-year-old said during an interview. Teen Vogue Firsts video interview.
“I thought Arya was strange, you know? So yes. That was a surprise.”
In a 2019 interview, Williams previously said she thought showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss were kidding her when she first read the script where Arya and Gendry have sex.
Viewers at the time similarly contradicted the scene, with many also believing that Arya identified as gay. However, the character can still be bisexual.
Recently, Williams shared how she began to hate her role in Got when she reached puberty.
“I think when I started to become a woman, I hated Arya because I couldn’t express who I was becoming,” she said.