To celebrate a decade of the iconic series Game of Thrones, HBO is setting up a month-long event with the fitting title, The Iron Anniversary.
Game of Thrones is over. But we’ll likely be hearing behind the scenes tales for years to come. And one such story has emerged from no other than Maisie Williams, who portrayed the very popular Arya Stark on the show. According to BuzzFeed, Maisie William felt many negative pressures as she continued on the show through the years. She began to play Arya at 14 but Maisie Williams revealed that when her body started to mature around season 2 or 3, steps were taken behind the scenes to make sure her body matched up with how Arya was supposed to be.
In a statement, Maisie Williams said:
“Around Season 2 or 3, my body started to mature and I started to become a woman, but Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy.”
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The extensive modifications and makeup required for this included: cutting her hair incredibly short, covering Maisie in dirt, smudging her nose, and suppressing her breasts with a strap. This process caused Maisie to have negative images of her body and made her feel ‘horrible’ for six months per year during shooting. However, since the show’s end, Maisie has been embracing her body and showing it off more, embracing fashions and even a new, pink hairstyle to distance herself from the role of Arya.
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Maisie further said:
“In this new phase of my style it’s nice to look more feminine, have a real waistline, and, you know, embrace the body I have.”
Its unfortunate that Maisie Williams was subject to such extreme conditions that she hated herself. Hopefully, now that the show is over, she can embrace herself and feel much better about life. How do you feel about Maisie’s story? Let us know in the comments!
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On Sunday night, the cast of Game of Thrones took their final bow. Actors and actresses who we’ve grown to love in their iconic roles throughout the series, such as Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Gwendoline Christie assembled a final time on stage.
Despite coming off the heels of the (very) controversial final season, it was nevertheless a wonderful night to see this talented crew one last time. Game of Thrones was nominated in all of the major categories but surprisingly, only went home with two, although they were nevertheless very big ones. Let’s dive in and see what went down last night!
Unfortunately, most of Game of Thrones’s wonderful cast were not winners this evening. Despite being nominated for Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Supporting Actress, the fantasy epic series ended up losing all three of them. Fan favorites such as Maisie William’s Arya Stark, Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark, and Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth, to say nothing of Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister and Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Disappoint for all the work the ensemble put into the show, especially in terms of its outstanding female cast.
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However, one actor who didn’t get left out was Peter Dinklage, who took home his fourth win for the series. He set the record with the most wins ever in his category (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), beating out Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. In his acceptance speech, Peter Dinklage said:
“I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because nowhere else could I be standing on a stage like this. It’s been about 10 years, all said and done, from the moment I met David and Dan till now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew that David and Dan were quite brilliant…We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you—literally—and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
He faced tough competition but emerged the only cast member with an award from the evening. Peter Dinklage’s win was pretty much guaranteed but he undoubtedly deserved it and his work as Tyrion Lannister will doubtlessly remain one of the iconic roles of television.
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The show also lost out on Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing, but took home arguably the biggest prize of the night: Outstanding Drama Series. This also marked the show’s fourth win for the award and took home the final win for the night overall. The entire cast, plus writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, took the stage to thank the world for watching the series. It was a bittersweet end and we’re sure to now be feeling the effects of a post-Game of Thrones world.
But never fret! Two spinoffs are on the way and maybe, someday, George R.R. Martin will finish the Winds of Winter. Just because the show is over doesn’t mean the world of Westeros hasn’t come to an end.
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Actress Sophie Turner reveals her talent of psycho-therapy to the internet. Her first patients? The very troubled residents of Westeros, among others.
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For anyone who came into contact with the series Game of Thrones, even for a moment, you know how messed up everyone was. A therapist should have come onto the scene a long time ago, but alas, it was a fun ride to watch.
Although the series has come to an end, Sophie Turner decides to take on the responsibility of helping Daenerys and Arya, as well as a couple of characters from her new film Dark Phoenix, with their internal and personal issues.
You can see Dr. Turner in action in this hilariously entertaining skit below!
The skit was produced through the fashion company Net-O-Porter, to promote their professional clothing line, but judging based on the doctor’s notes, I’m afraid we won’t be seeing Turner taking in anymore patients. Being a therapist is not for everyone after all.
Go out for some relaxing goat yoga Sophie, you look like you need some therapy of your own after all that.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Varys actor Conleth Hill provided his thoughts on his time on Game of Thrones and not all were positive. Hill revealed he was ‘disappointed’ with the final few seasons of the show, and was upset about Varys’s death, specifically, he was saddened that Varys did not get to have a final scene with Littlefinger, as Littlefinger had been his nemesis.
Hill said he ‘kinda dropped off the edge’ after Season 6, noting Varys himself was also pushed to the sidelines and had not been focused on as much. Hill was frustrated by this but understood that, as a show about a great number of characters, he understood that not everyone could hold the spotlight. He said that though the last few seasons were not the best part of the experience, he thoroughly enjoyed his time on the show, over all.
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He noted his favorite Varys scenes involved talking with Tyrion as they traveled in the cart together across Westeros, but commented that he was “dismayed” that Varys seemingly dulled a little in the later seasons, making mistakes he would not have previously made.
Still, Conleth Hill did say that his inclusion in the show was perhaps the high point of his career, saying it was surreal to be working on such on a huge show. His favorite moment was when they shot at Fair Head in Ireland, which is coincidentally where Hill grew up and where he first dreamed of being an actor.
Game of Thrones will air its final episode this Sunday at 9pm ET on HBO.
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