Maisie Williams on Why She Loves ‘Game of Thrones’ Deaths

Olivia Jakiel
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Game of Thrones has been the talk of, well, pretty much everything lately. Seriously, every person in this office has the biggest hard-on for the show and I’m pretty sure there’s a countdown on a whiteboard somewhere for the premiere of season six. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, has been making the press rounds before the highly anticipated premiere and recently talked about the upcoming season—specifically why she loves all of the deaths on the hit HBO television show.

"In season one everyone realized how brutal the show was when they killed off Sean Bean, just like that,” she said. “At the end of the day, these horrible deaths make great storylines. It makes the show what it is. So it would be really selfish if I were to say, 'Oh, I never want Arya to die.' I don't know what's going to happen, but I know that it will make a great storyline.”




The 18-year-old actress also gave Entertainment Weekly some inside scoop on why season six will be one of the best seasons yet: “This year is so great because we’ve whittled it down. You can see the final storylines forming. We lost a lot of people last year and that makes it really exciting. There are fewer people on Arya’s list. But there’s also fewer people to fight for the throne.”

Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 24 on HBO.


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