Opening up: Maisie Williams' beloved Game of Thrones character Arya Stark had one of the more unique arcs throughout the show, though the actress recently revealed an interested tidbit: she always thought Arya was queer

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams reveals she always thought her Arya Stark character was queer

Maisie Williams’ beloved Game of Thrones character Arya Stark had one of the more unique arcs throughout the show, though the actress recently revealed an interesting tidbit: she always thought Arya was queer.

The 25-year-old actress’ character was one of the few to survive from the first episode until the last, with an arc that saw her going from pretending to be a boy to survive after her father Ned (Sean Bean) was beheaded, to becoming one of the deadliest killers in all of Westeros.

Williams opened up in her first interview with Teen Vogue, where she opened up about Arya’s sexuality, and her now-infamous sex scene with Gendry (Joe Dempsie).

Opening up: Maisie Williams’ beloved Game of Thrones character Arya Stark had one of the more unique arcs throughout the show, though the actress recently revealed an interested tidbit: she always thought Arya was queer

Arya's arc: The 25-year-old actress' character was one of the few to survive from the first episode until the last, with an arc that saw her going from pretending to be a boy to survive after her father Ned (Sean Bean) was beheaded, to become one of the deadliest killers in all of Westeros

Arya’s arc: The 25-year-old actress’ character was one of the few to survive from the first episode until the last, with an arc that saw her going from pretending to be a boy to survive after her father Ned (Sean Bean) was beheaded, to become one of the deadliest killers in all of Westeros

Williams was just 12 years old, making her professional acting debut when she was cast as Arya Stark.

The Arya character was established early on as always much more of a tomboy than her prim and proper sister Sansa (Sophie Turner).

The actress revealed she hadn’t even thought of Arya as a straight female until her sex scene with Gendry in the final season, where the characters reunited after many years, which she said was the first time Arya had ‘surprised’ her.

Young Arya: Williams was just 12 years old, making her professional acting debut when she was cast as Arya Stark

Young Arya: Williams was just 12 years old, making her professional acting debut when she was cast as Arya Stark

‘The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry,’ she says with a laugh.

‘I thought that Arya was queer, you know? So… yeah. That was a surprise,’ the actress added with a shrug.

She was not the only one caught off guard, with fans and alike questioning the scene, with Williams herself revealing in a 2019 interview with EW that she thought it was not even a real scene for the show.

Surprised: 'The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry,' she says with a laugh

Surprised: ‘The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry,’ she says with a laugh

Queer: 'I thought that Arya was queer, you know?  So… yeah.  That was a surprise,' the actress added with a shrug

Queer: ‘I thought that Arya was queer, you know? So… yeah. That was a surprise,’ the actress added with a shrug

Game of Thrones showrunners/creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had a history of sending cast members fake scripts as pranks, which Williams thought was the case with her sex scene.

‘At first, I thought it was a prank. I was like, “Yo, good one.” And [the showrunners were] like, “No, we haven’t done that this year.” Oh f—k!’ she said.

‘I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, “Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym.” A whole list of things,’ she added.

Prank: 'At first, I thought it was a prank.  I was like, "Yo, good one." And [the showrunners were] like, "No, we haven't done that this year." Oh f—k!'  she said

Prank: ‘At first, I thought it was a prank. I was like, “Yo, good one.” And [the showrunners were] like, “No, we haven’t done that this year.” Oh f—k!’ she said

Gym: 'I got to the read-through and I'm reading the scene and thought, "Oh, we're actually going to do this.  When do I shoot this?  I need to go to the gym." A whole list of things,' she added

Gym: ‘I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, “Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym.” A whole list of things,’ she added

Williams also said that Benioff and Weiss told her that she could show, ‘as much or as little as you want,’ so she decided to keep it, ‘pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash.’

She currently stars as Jordan in the FX mini-series Pistol, about the iconic punk group Sex Pistols.

She will next be seen as Catherine Dior, the sister of fashion icon Christian Dior in the new series The New Look, with Ben Mendelsohn playing her on-screen brother.

Current show: She currently stars as Jordan in the FX mini-series Pistol, about the iconic punk group Sex Pistols

Current show: She currently stars as Jordan in the FX mini-series Pistol, about the iconic punk group Sex Pistols

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