Essential character of Game Of ThronesMaisie Williams (which since then has changed a LOT), confided that she “wanted” to her Arya Stark persona, that she portrayed her while she was going through the delicate period of identity that is adolescence. Today’s 24-year-old actress portrayed this character, one of the favorites of the GOT fanbase, said in a new interview that the way Arya was perceived by fans was at odds with how she felt about herself during her teenage years. Recalling that awkward moment when she was handed a bra in her trailer, Maisie Williams told GQ-Style, Tuesday April 12: “I think when I started becoming a woman I resented Arya because I couldn’t express who I was becoming.“, she explained.
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“And then, I was also angry with my body, because IHe wasn’t quite in tune with the piece of me the world admired“, she added. Interviewed by vogue in 2020, Maisie Williams had already revealed that she was ashamed of her body while playing Arya. She explained that scenes involving her character who dressed up as a boy at the start of the series made her “a bit ashamed”. “Around season 2 or 3, my body started to mature and I started becoming a woman, while Arya was still looking like a man”she said.
In question, the outfits, the make-up and the hairstyle imposed. “I must have had very short hair, and it constantly covered me with dirt, it made up my nose which suddenly looked very wide, and I looked really manly”she explains. “IThey had also put this strap on my chest to hide this puberty which had already started, and it was horrible to wear that, six months in the year… I was a little ashamed for a while.” Maisie Williams has since been able to express all her femininity, especially in the new Hulu series Pistola series that focuses on the rise of the Sex Pistols, where she will play Pamela Rooke (better known as Jordan).
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