Game of Thrones season 8: Maisie Williams confirms Arya Stark to team up with Sansa

'Last season it was really tough for Sansa because Jon was thinking with his penis'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 26 March 2019 09:21
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Maisie Williams has revealed some titbits of information about the upcoming eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.

The 21-year-old spoke about Arya Stark's journey over the show and how the upcoming batch of six episodes bring her character full circle.

"This year it’s like she has a dual personality — there are so many emotions and memories that come flooding back when you’re with your family and the things that you fight for become very different, yet she’s also remaining on this path to try and kill Cersei and remembering her list and getting closer to that," she told Entertainment Weekly.

"So there’s this split with Arya between trying to be who she wants to be — getting back to the naïveté and innocence with her family — and unfinished business.”

As made clear in the season seven finale, Arya and her sister, Sansa Stark (played by Sophie Turner), are much more united going forward.

“It’s not often you see a character siding with Sansa who’s not manipulating her,” Williams said. “Last season it was really tough for Sansa because Jon was thinking with his penis and it kind of made Sansa look bitter.

"This season you see Arya teaming with Sansa and sometimes calling out Jon. It felt nice and powerful to stand next to Sophie. Sophie and I are the tightest of friends when sitting across from anyone, so no acting required.”

Reports recently emerged that a description of the first episode has leaked online, with fans reacting furiously at potentially having episodes spoilt.

The final season of Game of Thrones reaches TV screens 14 April. The show will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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