Maisie Williams has played Arya Stark on Game of Thrones for almost half her life. It was her first professional acting role in any capacity, and it’s earned her an abundance of fans and praise, including five consecutive Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Award. But soon, she and everyone on Game of Thrones will have to say farewell to Winterfell: HBO’s mega-hit only has six episodes left.
In an interview with the Irish Times, Williams expressed concern about her post-Game of Thrones acting career. “It’s only now I’m starting to realize the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren’t available to me,” she said. “It’s a very shallow industry. And I don’t look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualized.” Williams added, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely in awe of Hollywood’s leading ladies. I love looking at those totally jaw-droppingly beautiful women. But I think it’s sad that you only get to see one type of beautiful on screen.”
Sometimes being “totally jaw-droppingly” beautiful or handsome isn’t enough — just ask Pompeii star Kit Harington. Williams will next be heard in Early Man, from the creator of Wallace and Gromit, and seen in the much-anticipated The New Mutants, which was pushed to early 2019. Still sooner than Thrones season eight.
(Via the Irish Times)