If there is a controversial scene in the second chapter of season 8 of Game of Thrones, it is the one starring Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Joseph Dempsey (Gendry) . Just before the walker army attack on Winterfell, the two share a night of unbridled passion.
In Game of Thrones, almost everyone has had their sex scene (consensual or not), so it’s not uncommon to see actors and actresses strip naked for the cameras. This time the controversy has arisen due to the age of Maisie Williams, and that is that many viewers did not know the true age of the actress .
Such has been the commotion that, after the premiere of chapter 8×02, Google searches on the age of the actress have skyrocketed.
Searches on the age of Maisie Williams. | Google Trends.
The age of Maisie Williams
Game of Thrones premiered her first chapter in 2011 , although filming began in 2009, when Maisie was about to turn 12 years old. From the pilot episode, Arya became the favorite character of many, evolving throughout the seasons until she became the dangerous swordswoman of the last season.
Eight years have passed since the premiere of the pilot and the character of Arya is still alive, so now the actress is 22 years old .. However, many fans continue to see Arya as the rambunctious girl from the first season and, why deny it, Maisie Williams looks a few years younger. Those have been the reasons for the stir caused by her sex scene with Gendry, a scene that has set social networks on fire with comments of all kinds.
However, there are still many who consider that Maisie Williams is hiding her true age to justify some scenes in the series.
Maisie Williams thought it was a joke
Beyond the importance of the scene in the plot, the actress herself thought it was a joke when she first read the script. This has been declared to the Entertainment Weekly portal.
Apparently, David Benioff and Dan Weiss incorporated false scenesin the script so that details about the new seasons would not be leaked or simply to play jokes on the actors. “At first, I thought it was a joke. I was like: ‘yes, very good’. And they (the showrunners of the series) told me: ‘No, we haven’t done that this year,’ confesses the actress.
Arya and her sexual scene with Gendry. | HBO.
Later, Maisie prepared herself for the aforementioned scene. “I was reading the script and thought, ‘We’re really going to do this. When we shoot it
I need to go to the gym?’” she assures. During the filming, she confesses that she experienced quite uncomfortable moments , despite the fact that those responsible for the series were very respectful of her nudity.
“No one wants to make you feel uncomfortable, which makes you feel uncomfortable, because no one wants to look at what they shouldn’t. […] You want people to act normal, ”she assures.
The networks burn with Arya’s nude
In any case, the moment caused a real earthquake in social networks. Some viewers defend that it is an unnecessary scene, while other users assure that it has been the “most empowering consensual relationship” for a woman in the entire series. Maisie Williams herself had to step out , posting a tweet to close the controversy in the best possible way.
if u feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my step dad and my 2 sisters and my 4 brothers have all probably watched this too ahahakillmeehehe
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) April 23, 2019“If you feel uncomfortable, know that my mother and stepfather and my two sisters and four brothers have probably seen this too, hahahaha. Kill me ”, comments the actress on social networks. Big Maisie!
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