Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams admitted that she thought Arya’s love scene was a “joke” when she first read the script for season eight.
When Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams first read the script, she thought the love scene in the Sunday night episode was “a joke”.
The 22-year-old actress shocked fans when Arya unexpectedly became intimate with her lifelong friend Gendry (Joe Dempsie) in the latest episode of the HBO show.
Maisie has now admitted that she thought the script for the episode contained a fake scene when the candid action was pointed out by her co-star and close friend Sophie Turner.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “At first I thought it was a joke.” I was like, “Oh, fine” and [the showrunners] They were like, “No, we didn’t do that this year.” Oh damn!’
He revealed that lead actors David Benioff and Dan Weiss have made similar casting jokes in the past, and was shocked to learn that wasn’t the case.
He said: “I came to read and I read the scene and I thought, ‘Oh, we’re really going to do this. When should I take this? “I have to go to the gym,” he said. A whole list of things.
The actress said she lets David and Dan decide exactly what she wants to show, and she prefers to keep it “pretty private.”
Maisie added, “I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to shine. This beat isn’t really about that. And everyone else on the show has done it before, so…’
Arya and Gendry, the late Robert Baratheon’s unrecognized son, continued their courtship as they prepared to fight the Winterfell Night King in the Sunday night episode.
After asking her friend about her exes, Arya revealed that she was a virgin and told the talented blacksmith, “We’re going to die soon. “I want to know how it happened before it happened.”
The couple were spotted together in bed as the camera caught the characters in their final peaceful moments before the White Walkers arrived at Winterfell.
The relationship dates back to a point in the Game Of Thrones pilot – then king Robert Baratheon told Arya’s father Nedd Stark, “I have a son, you have a daughter. We will go back to our homes,’ he said.
At the time, the couple was talking about Arya’s older sister Sansa (Sophie Turner) and heir Joffrey, but the scene seems to hint at another relationship instead.
The episode continued the series’ flow of emotional engagement as Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) came to Winterfell and reunited with Sansa.
Tensions also rise between the Starks and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) when the future Queen of the Seven Kingdoms discovers that she is the niece of her lover Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and the last surviving male heir to Targaryen.