Life After ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Not As Easy As Fans Might Think for Maisie Williams

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was simply 14 years outdated when she landed the function of Arya Stark within the HBO fantasy collection. Over the subsequent ten years, Williams appeared in 59 of the collection’ 60 episodes. Throughout her teen years, Williams lived the lifetime of a profitable Hollywood star. Her solely expertise within the trade was as a working actress. But, that every one modified when Game of Thrones got here to an finish in 2019.

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Maisie Williams says dealing with rejection hasn’t been simple

Williams admits that she’s been struggling since Game of Thrones ended its eight-season run final yr. She says that taking part in the function of Arya for her whole profession didn’t put together her for rejection.

“It is almost harder because I had never been told no,” Williams confessed to The Telegraph. “The second factor that I ever auditioned for was Game of Thrones, and that launched my profession. There’s at all times competitors, it doesn’t matter how a lot you’ve achieved, you’ll at all times lose out on roles.”

She defined that the leisure trade is constructed on rejection. Williams says she is simply now studying to beat that rejection and never take it personally. However, she famous that studying to be instructed no is “really difficult” for a longtime actor.

Williams says nobody has time for somebody complaining about not touchdown a task after coming off essentially the most profitable TV present of the last decade.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ alum seemed on the careers of two ‘Twilight’ stars for steering

Maisie Williams just lately instructed The Hollywood Reporter that she is hoping to emulate Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s profession paths after they starred within the Twilight franchise. She likes how each actors went down the indie movie route after starring in big-budget motion pictures.

However, she says the very best match for her will most certainly be tv. She defined that the trade could be very completely different now in comparison with when Twilight ended as a result of tv has skyrocketed. At the identical time, not as many indie movies are getting made.

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Williams says the individuals who have fantastic indie tales to inform at the moment are stretching them out and making them into TV exhibits. With all the new platforms and networks begging for unique content material, TV exhibits usually tend to get greenlit lately in comparison with indie movies.

The 23-year-old nonetheless hasn’t dominated out movies, although. She says she’s been assembly with a variety of indie filmmakers. If there are sufficient who wish to forged her, she says she can be doing indies for a very long time.

Maisie Williams is lastly shifting on from ‘Game of Thrones’

Now that Game of Thrones is formally behind her, Williams is able to transfer on to the subsequent stage of her profession. Since the collection wrapped in May 2019, the actress has appeared in The New Mutants and at present stars in Two Weeks to Live.

Williams says that for the primary time in her profession she has “a bit of a plan.” She says she has by no means set any profession targets. But just lately, she began fascinated with attempting to control the state of affairs she’s in and “nail down some things” that she needs to do.

She says that feeling like she has some kind of route has been useful. Especially from a psychological well being perspective. Williams says she’s now not floating via the world and ready to see what occurs. Now, she has an concept.

In addition to engaged on her profession targets, the Game of Thrones star has additionally made just a few modifications to her look. She just lately traded in her lengthy brunette locks for a brief, blond mullet haircut.

Two Weeks to Live airs on Sky One within the UK.

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