Why Maisie Williams Doesn’t Think She Can Top ‘Game of Thrones’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Maisie Williams at “Game Of Thrones” Comic Con Autograph Signing 2019 on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Maisie Williams has come a good distance since she nabbed Arya Stark on Game of Thrones. The actor was solid for the pivotal function when she was merely 14. She then remained on the hit HBO sequence for eight seasons. Now, Williams is able to embark on her subsequent journey, taking tasks like The Owners and The New Mutants. But even so, it appears the 23-year-old doesn’t assume she will be able to prime Game of Thrones. Here’s what she stated.

Maisie Williams discusses her profession after the ‘Game of Thrones’ ending

Maisie Williams at “Game Of Thrones” Comic Con Autograph Signing 2019 on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Maisie Williams | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

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As talked about, Williams has been engaged on numerous tasks since leaving Game of Thrones. In an interview with Elle printed in September 2020, the actor admitted she’s nonetheless making an attempt to determine the following step in her profession. However, she’s able to dive in.

“There’s so many different issues that I wish to do. And there’s so many issues that have been by no means actually fulfilled by being part of Game of Thrones,” Williams stated. “There’s so many other avenues to the industry which really interest me.”

She continued, “With Arya, I did that [character development] 10 years ago. But we never did that again because it was feeding off the work I’d done the year before and turning it into something new. So for me, I found something new, and to show people a different side of myself is something I’m excited [about] for the future.”

Maisie Williams reveals why she has to set life like targets after ‘Game of Thrones’

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To many followers, Williams will at all times be Arya from Game of Thrones. So whereas the actor is worked up concerning the future, she is aware of there will probably be comparisons. 

“I think it’s just an impossible challenge,” Williams instructed NME in August. “I don’t feel that there’s pressure. But that’s only because there are so many other things I want to do. I also measure success in so many other ways.”

That stated, Williams doesn’t assume she’ll ever be concerned with a mission like Game of Thrones once more, noting the huge viewership of the sequence. Then when talking with The Independent, Williams identified that anticipating one thing like GOT was like setting your self up for failure.

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“I’m certain each single one who was on Game of Thrones has been requested: what are you gonna do now? There’s at all times the accusation, or question, as as to whether you’re going to do something that was that profitable once more,” she stated. “But what we did on Game of Thrones was unprecedented. And for those who try to do one thing like that once more, you’re solely gonna fail.”

Williams continued, “That sort of thing only comes around once. A big box office smash viewed by millions and millions of people around the world – it’s never gonna top that. So that’s just not a fulfilling thing to go after.”

Clearly, Williams is able to go away Game of Thrones behind. And as for the controversial season eight finale, Williams continues to be “happy” with how the present wrapped Arya’s arc.

“It was just a beautiful end to a decade of my life,” Williams stated on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August. “I couldn’t be happier with it, honestly. I was absolutely thrilled.”

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