Maisie Williams recently spoke to ITV Westcountry’s Kylie Pentelow where she discussed her work with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. But whenever a Game of Thrones cast member is interviewed, questions related to the show always come up. First, Williams spoke about playing a character like Arya Stark:
“I feel like she’s just very different to a lot of other child characters that have been written. She’s very different to a lot of female characters that have been written. And I think she’s just sort of breaking boundaries in terms of roles that are played by women and I’m so happy to be at the forefront of that. I think now that I’ve been able to play a character who’s so fully formed and three-dimensional from a young age, I hope that I never have to and never will take a role that isn’t that way, and that isn’t believable, and isn’t full of purpose.”
Season 7 of Game of Thrones will be shorter, with only 7 episodes, but the 19-year old British actress assured that fans ‘will not be disappointed’ with lower episode count because there’s ‘as much content’ in the upcoming season as season 6:
“We just started Series 7. It’s going very, very well. It’s a very exciting series. I’m so looking forward to people being able to watch it. It’s gonna take a long time. But it’s so worth it. And it’s a shorter series. We only have seven episodes this time. But we’re shooting for just as long, so there’s just as much content. And you guys will not be disappointed.”
It is unlikely that Williams was referring to episode runtime here. She probably means that though season 7 is comparatively shorter, it is faster-paced and as eventful as season 6. She also says that they are ‘shooting for just as long’, which could mean that the scenes are even more complicated this time around, which is always a good news for fans. You can watch the complete interview below.