Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams on her sexuality: 'I’ve never sat up and thought about it for hours'

’It’s like what Shailene Woodley said: "I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders"'

Heather Saul@heatheranne9
Tuesday 19 April 2016 13:37
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Like many young women speaking from an elevated platform, Maisie Williams is not rushing to label her sexuality.

The Game of Thrones star joins a wave of models, musicians and actors disregarding gay, straight or bisexual labels, instead exhibiting a more sexually fluid attitude.

Williams, who is in a relationship with a man she met while still in school, told Nylon: “I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours. It’s like what Shailene Woodley said: ‘I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders.’ I have no problem with anyone who would want to be labeled, but I also think that it is no one’s business. Do what you want.”

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The 18-year-old has spoken forthrightly on a number of issues since joining GoT and last year used her status to issue a stark warning to her selfie-obsessed generation about political apathy, demonstrating her point with a “kill list” of politicians.

But Williams has also ridiculed the assumption that teenagers like herself are too phone-obsessed to be socially or politically aware.

“People think we’re f**king stupid and we don’t know anything about anything,” she told Dazed. “It’s really degrading. I get a lot of adults who are like, ‘You don’t know s**t,’ and it’s like, ‘You don’t know s**t. You have no idea what it’s like to be 17 years old.’”

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