Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams on an “exciting” series five

The actress, who plays Arya Stark in the HBO series, had some cryptic clues as to what we might expect

A lot of Game of Thrones fans are desperate to find out what might happen in next year’s season five – and it looks like one of the HBO series’ actors is right alongside them.


“Even for a cast member, this next year is so secretive,” Maisie Williams (who plays outcast noble Arya Stark) told “I ask millions of questions and never get any real answers, because they want to keep so many things hush hush.”

Still, what she does know sounds very exciting – and visual. Might we be seeing some more unusual creatures or monsters this year?

“From the second I read [this year’s scripts] I’ve just been questioning directors and writers and makeup artists, and prosthetic people about how they’re gonna shoot it,” Williams said, “and stuff that’s going to be special effects, so acting with tennis balls and things like that.”

She added: “This new season I’m extremely extremely excited… not just for my storyline, but for other storylines too.”

Frustratingly cryptic as ever – but the actress has pretty much grown up with the show’s secrecy, only 13 when she joined the HBO fantasy series.

Now it’s fast-tracked her career, with several TV and film roles coming her way this year – but she says you won’t see her in Hollywood any time soon. 

“Seeing all the paparazzi, it’s just really not my vibe,” she said. “It’s exciting, but having that everyday just makes me feel a little bit sick, a bit scared.”

And while her growing stardom means she’s become a role model to her young fans, Williams is careful of the effect she has on them.

“I don’t want girls to look up to me because I’m wearing that expensive dress, because they want their nails to be like that, and they want hair like that,” she said.

“I would rather people look up to me because of the way I act, and treat people.”


Here’s hoping they don’t follow the bloody example of Game of Thrones’ Arya too closely…