Maisie Williams Disappointed Arya Didn’t Kill That Major Character During ‘Thrones’ Season 8

IndieWire | 5/21/2019 | Staff
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“Game of Thrones” ended on a resilient note for Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark as the character headed out on a solo adventure to find out what is west of Westeros, but that doesn’t mean the actress was entirely satisfied with how the final season went down. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Williams expressed some disappointment with how Arya’s storyline panned out over the final six episodes. Mainly, Williams hoped Arya would be able to cross Cersei off her kill list.

“I just wanted to be on set with Lena again, she’s good fun,” Williams said. “And I wanted Arya to kill Cersei even if it means [Arya] dies too. Even up to the point when Cersei’s with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], ‘He’s going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]’ and they’re both going to die. I thought that’s what Arya’s drive has been.”

Arya - Opportunity - Cersei - Character - Choice

Arya did not get the opportunity to kill Cersei, but that ended up being the character’s choice. While King’s Landing is burning to the ground in the penultimate episode, “The Bells,” The Hound stops Arya and tells her that if she goes through with her plan to kill Cersei then she will end up dying. The Hound asks Arya if she wants to be like him (meaning only live a life of vengeance), and the answer inspires a cathartic moment for her.

“I guess sleeping with Gendry, seeing Jon again, realizing she’s not just...
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