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‘Game of Thrones’ star delights on Reddit AMA

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Aja Romano


Posted on Jan 30, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 3:48 pm CDT

Game of Thrones‘ own Arya Stark, alias Maisie Williams, made a splash on Reddit Friday with a brief but perky AMA

Williams, who recently stated that she loved Reddit for its ability to eliminate trolling via the upvote function, received plenty of love herself when she showed up sporting a sleepy smile and a laid-back attitude for her first AMA on the website. 

Her fellow redditors were eager to know about her life outside of House Stark. The most pressing question for fans involved the upcoming film adaptation of breakout independent video game The Last of Us. Williams is the frontrunner to play the lead role of Ellie in the highly anticipated film. When asked if she had more confirmation, though, she hedged:

THE LAST OF US movie is in very early days. I have spoken to powerful people who are getting THE LAST OF US on its feet. And I’m hopeful that I can play Ellie in the future, but we’ll all have to wait and see.

Sorry, gamers, you’ll just have to wait a little longer for good news on that front. But Williams did confirm that she’s a potential gamer herself. While she hasn’t yet played the game on her own, she has watched an “insane” walkthrough of it. And she and her brothers are currently into popular survivalist horror game Amnesia: the Dark Descent, which will hopefully help her hone Arya’s life-or-death instincts on the set of Game of Thrones.

The pint-sized 17-year-old also had plenty to say about her fellow actors on and off the set. Sophie Turner, who plays Stark sibling Sansa on the show, is “absolutely fantastic” according to Williams. “She’s probably one of the funniest girls I know. And I’m so glad that I met her.” Meanwhile, in true Arya form, if she could play any other character on the show, it would be Lena Headey‘s machiavellian Cersei. And of course, she has a huge crush on Pedro Pascal, who made all comers swoon as the show’s resident bisexual heartthrob Oberyn Martell.

As for her sidekick Rory McCann, who plays the show’s looming Hound, Williams had nothing but love. “I’d love to work with Rory again,” she responded when asked about her hopes for the Hound’s longevity given the notoriously short lifespans of characters on the show. 

At another moment, when asked a variant of Reddit’s favorite AMA staple question, she responded:

I would love to fight 100 little duck-sized Hounds. Because I’d never in my life looked down on Rory, and that would be an interesting situation.

She also noted that McCann is occasionally gaseous and grumpy. “But I love ‘im regardless.” Awwww.

As for life off-set, Williams apparently loves dancing, gaming, math, and pepperoni pizza. Oh, and she’s just as into that British baking show as everyone else is:

it’s not much of a secret, but I really enjoy The Great British Bake-Off. It’s like a competition show, but they all bake it, and it’s very funny, because they all cry over techniques. Like if they get their cake wrong, they’re just sobbing over a spongecake, and I find it hilarious.

Thanks for leaving us all with images of Arya Stark mocking the weak, Maisie.

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*First Published: Jan 30, 2015, 10:16 pm CST