Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams has revealed that she was shocked by a certain decision made by her character during the final season of the hit HBO show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams, who starred as Arya Stark on the Emmy-winning series’ eight-season run, made the revelation while talking to a magazine during a video interview. Pistol Star Maisie Williams Says She Would Do a Bollywood Movie if It Has ‘Singing and Dancing’.
Williams stated that until a sex scene with Gendry Baratheon, played by Joe Dempsie, she assumed her character identified as queer. In the season eight episode, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, which aired in April 2019, Arya and Gendry got intimate while anticipating the Battle of Winterfell.
“The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry. I thought that Arya was queer, you know? So…yeah. That was a surprise,” Williams told the outlet. Back when that episode was aired, Williams, while speaking to Entertainment Weekly, had expressed that she was surprised to read a sex scene for her character and assumed it was written as a prank by the show’s team, as per The Hollywood Reporter. The Owners Star Maisie Williams Opens Up About Her Love For Psychological-Thrillers.