The year-old was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly after the broadcast of an instalment featuring her character's very first sex scene. Many were also forced to search for Arya's age on the internet. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
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We saw her grow as a brave, little girl to a fearsome assassin over the course of seven seasons in Game of Thrones. Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams, is considered as one of the best characters in GoT thanks to how her arc has grown over the show. In the process, the viewers also ignored that Arya has also grown up to be a woman who loves to be in touch with her sexuality.
This post contains frank discussion of several plot points from Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. But without question the most adult moment of the episode belonged to Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, who has come a long way from the girl we knew and made sure to get exactly what she needed on what might have been her last night on earth. Nudity and sexuality are nothing new on Game of Thrones , but female- driven sexuality has been fairly rare. Half of the main cast of characters in George R. The kids were aged up for the TV series, not just for practical reasons, but also to make an already controversial show slightly more palatable to viewers. We were spared the image of a year-old Dany getting raped, a 7-year-old Bran sailing out the window, and a year-old Jon killing his mentor and celebrating with steamy cave sex. However, this made for some strange storytelling in the earlier, more faithful-to-the-books seasons. Book readers would frequently have to explain things to their frustrated show-watcher friends.
Yes, she was empowered. Yes, it was one of the most consensual sex scenes in Game of Thrones history. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, is 22; the character is Objectively, I believe Arya made a strong, empowered choice with the autonomy she was afforded on her last night before the Battle for Winterfell. Arya needs no protection, nor does she need anyone telling her what to do with her body. And just a quick glance at Twitter tells me that many fans loved the scene:. Williams told Entertainment Weekly she's happy with the scene too, though she thought the showrunners were joking when she first read the script. Two episodes deep into the final season of Game of Thrones , I stand where I always have: very protective of Arya. Her story has always been about revenge and murder, slicing and dicing her foes with the grace and ease of an infomercial chopping device.