Maisie Williams turns a cold shoulder to fans
Some may perceive her actions as cold or mean, but Maisie Williams “doesn’t have a problem” refusing fans a picture.
The 18-year-old actress – who is best known for playing Arya Stark on ‘Game of Thrones’ – insists she doesn’t “owe anyone anything” but that doesn’t make her “mean”.
She said: “I still don’t feel like I owe anyone anything. If I don’t want a picture one day, I don’t have a problem saying no.
“I know some people get really weird about that, like, ‘You’re so mean.’
“But if I was really in love with someone, I wouldn’t just want a picture. I would want to hang out with them.”
And the actress feels frustrated when she is judged by fans according to their expectations of what she is like.
She said: “Sometimes my fans say things like, ‘That’s not Maisie.’
“I’m like, ‘How do you know what is not me? One, I have never met you, and two, I am not yours. I am myself…When I step out with a shorter skirt on, or a little bit more make-up, people say, ‘What’s happening?’ But this is what I do in everyday life. It’s who I am.'”
Maisie no longer worries about being a “very clean and neat” role model as she’d rather be honest about who she really is.
She told the May edition of Nylon magazine: “I used to [present] a version of myself that was very clean and neat, and then I thought, ‘What’s the point?’ That’s the worst role model to be – to be someone else.
“Being perfect is a bit disheartening.”
The British star is incredibly “grateful” that her first role was on ‘Game of Thrones’ because it has set her standards high for the future.
She said: “I’m so grateful that the first job I ever landed taught me to never take a role that was ‘less’.
“I’ve had the opportunity to play a lot of actors’ dream role–I don’t want to ever settle.”
Read the full interview with Maisie at http://www.nylon.com/articles/maisie-williams-nylon-may-cover-star