Arya Stark is the best character on Game of Thrones. You can fight me if you want, but youâ€™ll lose. My love for her is too powerful. The actress who plays her, Maisie Williams, is also pretty boss. At 18, she seems far more self-possessed than many actresses twice her age. Even as a little kid auditioning for the role, she was confident as hell:
Maisie certainly isnâ€™t shy about her opinions, either. In a new interview with InStyle, she basically says what everyone suspects about Hollywood.
The parties look fun, but youâ€™re surrounded by fake ass phonies. She says:
Hollywood is not evil, itâ€™s just totally fakeâ€¦Â And if youâ€™re into making fake friends for a night and having a great time then thatâ€™s cool. Lots of people know itâ€™s allÂ bulls**t so they just go and have that night where theyâ€™re having fun with everyone and chilling. No one actually likes each other, but everyone is having a great time.
So if you want to play the part, you canâ€¦Â I donâ€™t have any desire to pretend to be someoneâ€™s friend for the night. It just bores me. It bores me so much.
Williams is bored by the fortune and fame. She also says that sheâ€™s been dating someone she met in school for over a year, because she doesnâ€™t meet the hot actor guys that young ingenues usually get paired with. Thatâ€™s what happens when you avoid partiesâ€”you end up with someone normal.
Williams clearly isnâ€™t worried about pissing anyone off by speaking her truth. She says with age comes the end of giving f*cks:
I always used to say and do the right thing,â€™ she agrees. â€˜But as I got older and formed my own opinions, I said things wrong [sic] and got in trouble. After going through all of that, Iâ€™ve come to the conclusion that Iâ€™m never going to please everyone and so I should just be happy. You know, selfishly, thatâ€™s really all that matters. Iâ€™m not going to go out of my way to upset people, but if someone asks an honest question Iâ€™ll give them my honest answer. So Iâ€™ve come back to that point where I donâ€™t want to do the tits and teeth, but I also donâ€™t want to be angry and mean about everything. Iâ€™ll just be somewhere in the middle where I can be myself.
Arya Stark is the part of a lifetime, but I really hope thereâ€™s a place for Maisie Williams if the series ever ends. She says she has been auditioning, but most parts for women are â€œa bit pants.â€