Maisie Williams has revealed the embarrassing moment she met Bono and that’s why we love her.
The 25-year-old Game of Thrones star got a little starstruck when she was backstage at a U2 concert and introduced herself to the frontman in the most awkward way.
She appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and said, “Bono was backstage and everyone would say hello to Bono and I didn’t want to say, ‘Hello, I’m Maisie, I know who you are.’
“But then I just said, ‘Hi, I’m Maisie. What’s your name?” He just said, “What are you doing?” I played it way too cool.”
Overall, Maisie admits that she’s often hit by glitzy celebrity events, but she tries to “do it cool and not overdo it.”
That worked in her favor at the Met Gala earlier this month, when she sat at a table with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, trying to find a way in.
“I needed to get in on the conversation, have something to say, something interesting for them to know,” she said.
The Pistol actress — who plays Jordan Mooney, a friend of the band, in the upcoming Danny Boyle biopic — recalled that the pair had dressed up as Sex Pistols bassists Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
She added: “They dressed up as Sid and Nancy for Halloween two years ago, a year ago. So then I thought, ‘I’m on a show and Sid and Nancy are on that show and I’m in too, so hello!’
†[They said] “Great, yes, we can’t wait to watch it.” And that was it. We were best friends.’
Away from the star-studded Hollywood life, Maisie has “never felt better” since moving to the country, having settled in a 1930s cottage in England’s West Sussex, in 2021, with her fashion designer boyfriend. Reuben Selby.
She recently said, “I’ve just never felt so good. What I’ve learned about myself is that I win a lot more when I’m alone, and it’s a lot harder to do that when you’re on stage.
“It’s hard to really let go and there’s a tendency to give in to pressure while living in that world.”
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