Maisie Williams: Not interested in getting more famous

Published: Apr 15, 2019, 17:48 IST | PTI

The 22-year-old actor tasted success with her stint as Arya Stark in the HBO series, which is in its final season. The first of episode of season eight premiered in the US on April 14

Maisie Williams: Not interested in getting more famous
Maisie Williams

London: "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams says the epic fantasy series has given her a lot of fame but she is not interested in working towards increasing her popularity.

The 22-year-old actor tasted success with her stint as Arya Stark in the HBO series, which is in its final season. The first of episode of season eight premiered in the US on April 14.

''I still see ignorant comments feel like I personally have to remove myself, because I had a taste of that sort of fame with this show and I made a vow to myself: I do not want that.

"My agents say things to me like, 'We'll raise your profile', and I don't really understand what that means because to me it sounds like getting a whole lot more famous, which is something I'm not interested in. If this show is the greatest thing I ever do, I did OK. I didn't do too bad," Williams told The Observer.

"Game of Thrones" airs in India on Star World.

Last week, Williams said that she got really emotional while wrapping up the hugely popular show Game of Thrones. What was her wrap day like? "I just said a few things about how the industry has been really difficult but coming back to the show has always been worth it and that everyone was like a family to us," Williams said in a statement.

"Everyone was pretty emotional by that point, having watched everyone wrap," added the actress, who essays Arya Stark in the fantasy series.

The show, based on George R.R. Martin's novels, is about the quest to claim the Iron Throne. But it also stands for complicated political gambits, scheming and the backstabbing nature of people and finding love in troubled times.

How will Jon Snow find out that he is not the bastard son of Ned Stark? What turn will Jon and Daenerys' relationship take? Where will Jaime Lannister go next? What's Cersei's next move? Who will kill the Night King? Who will die? And who will sit on the Iron Throne? These are some of the lingering questions that the final season will address.

The last season will premiere internationally on April 14. On the final season, Williams said: "I just think in these final seasons all of the women have started to really come into their own. One, that's been not very predictable. Two, it just makes a lot of sense.

"When you read into the show and you read into their storylines and how people have been playing the game, the five women on top have really deserved to be there. That was something that we had hoped for but the fact that the show is really going that way is just so powerful, unlike lots of other shows."

What has it been like saying goodbye to the show that has made your career? "It is actually just been really lovely. For Sophie (Turner) and I, it was our first gig, really exciting but the established actors have always, always been really lovely. It will be interesting to see how we stay in touch."

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday set the stage on fire!

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK