Williams thought big ‘Game of Thrones’ sex scene was prank
You weren’t the only one surprised by that scene between Arya Stark and Gendry on ” Game of Thrones. ”
The pair did the do on the episode of ” Game of Thrones ” which aired Sunday night and folks were not ready.
Maisie Williams, who portrays Arya , told EW she initially thought it was a joke because showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have sent actors bogus scripts before to pull their legs.
” At first, I thought it was a prank, ” she said. ” I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f***! ”
Williams first learned of the scene from her bff Sophie Turner, who portrays Sansa Stark on the hit HBO series.
” I called Maisie and was like: ‘Have you read it yet?’ ” Turner told EW. ” And she’s like, ‘I’m midway through episode one.’ And I’m like: This scene, this page, read it! This is awesome! She was very happy. ”
By the time they got to the table read, Williams said she had some thoughts about her character getting busy with the character played by Joe Dempsie .
” I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, ‘ Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym. ‘ A whole list of things, ” Williams said.
Not all of the viewers were happy with the scene, however.
There was some discomfort on social media with a nude Arya whom many watched grow up on the screen.
Williams started the show when she was 11 years old, but is now 22.
She said Benioff and Weiss told her, ” You can show as much or as little as you want. ”
” So I kept myself pretty private, ” Williams said. ” I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so… ”