Maisie Williams ready for a challenge
Maisie Williams is ready to make "bold decisions" about her career.
The 19-year-old actress has mixed feelings about ‘Game of Thrones’ drawing to a close in 2018 because she has always had the "safety net" of playing Arya Stark to fall back on when she didn’t land roles she’d auditioned for, but she’s looking forward to trying new things.
She said: "It has been my security blanket and it’s been a safety net. If I haven’t worked, or if I haven’t landed a role, I never beat myself up too much, because I’ve always got ‘Game of Thrones’.
"To not have that around is going to be really strange, but it’s also really exciting. It means I can now shape my career and I’m not tied down to anything, and I can really make bold decisions."
And though season seven of the fantasy drama hasn’t yet aired, Maisie is already thinking about the end for her feisty alter ego.
She told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: "I’m just trying to do the last few scenes that I have justice. I’m just trying to shape Arya the way that I have been so far, and give her a nice arc to end with, and hope the people are happy with it."
‘Game of Thrones’ scooped Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series at Sunday’s (01.29.17) Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, while the cast were also up for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Peter Dinklage was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
And Maisie enjoyed being at the ceremony because she and her castmates get so few opportunities to hang out together as they all film in different parts of the world.
She said: "It’s so nice to see the other cast members and us all hang out. We don’t really get a chance to all hang out all together as a group on set because we’re all in such different storylines.
"But it’s so nice to get to come to awards shows like this because we all just get to have fun."
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