Maisie Williams Talks The Battle Of Winterfell
It really did happen, and Arya Stark was the one who did it.
GOT SPOILERS AHEAD—YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.
During the EPIC Battle of Winterfell “Game Of Thrones” fans waited on Bated breath to see if their favorite characters would survive a standoff with the Night King.
It looked like all was lost; the wights had climbed the wall of Winterfell and were overwhelming Brienne of Tarth and Jamie Lannister who fought side by side, Jon looked like he was about to be burned to a fiery crisp by Viserion and the Night King was SECONDS away from slaughtering Bran—–and then NOONE appeared.
Noone as in ARYA STARK appeared and a girl jumped to stab the Night King with a Valyrian steel dagger. You probably gasped when you saw her drop it—but she quickly snatched it with her other hand and plunged it into the Night King’s chest, stabbing him square in the heart and ending the battle.
According to Maisie Williams who plays the epic character, she was worried fans would be disappointed to see that Jon Snow didn’t kill the Night King after following him for several seasons. She said her own boyfriend told her that Jon should be the one to do it.
“It was so unbelievably exciting,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “But I immediately thought that everybody would hate it; that Arya doesn’t deserve it. The hardest thing is in any series is when you build up a villain that’s so impossible to defeat and then you defeat them. It has to be intelligently done because otherwise people are like, ‘Well, [the villain] couldn’t have been that bad when some 100-pound girl comes in and stabs him.’ You gotta make it cool. And then I told my boyfriend and he was like, ‘Mmm, should be Jon though really, shouldn’t it?’”
Maisie says however she felt redeemed when Arya got that pep talk again from Melisandre about “eyes she’ll close forever.”
“When we did the whole bit with Melisandre, I realized the whole scene with [the Red Woman] brings it back to everything I’ve been working for over these past 6 seasons — 4 if you think about it since [Arya] got to the House of Black and White,” Williams says. “It all comes down to this one very moment. It’s also unexpected and that’s what this show does. So then I was like, ‘F—k you Jon, I get it.’”
A girl is the baddest.
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