Like many young women speaking from an elevated platform, Maisie Williams is not rushing to label her sexuality.
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.”
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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