MGoT: Maisie talks Arya’s new ‘do
By Winter Is Coming on in Filming, Media.

A new update from Making Game of Thrones today… and it’s a video! Maisie Williams talks about Arya’s (or is it Arry?) new look for season two.

View on YouTube

Winter Is Coming: Maisie rules! Love Arya’s new hair cut, I agree it looks way better than the wig at the end of season one. I also love that it seems like HBO is finally ready to start giving us more season two tidbits. Bring it on, I say!


141 Comments

  1. Fisty
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Love Maisie, she makes my favorite character shine on the screen.

  2. The Rabbit
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Maisie is super cute!

    btw, my hairdo looks the same every morning I wakes up.
    just sayin :D

  3. Robett, the Mighty Warhammer
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Second!!
    Maisie looks awesome!! It is great thatvshe cut her hair, instead of wearing a wig (it is waaaay better).
    Anyway she has THE BEST character and she is a talented actress!

  4. jellydonut
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    She’s just flawless. ^_^

  5. Elena Amici
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    The Rabbit: Maisie is super cute!

    this *-*

  6. Tar Kidho
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    L O V E
    L O V E
    L O V E
    ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  7. Olisgood
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Damn you HBO and your media player. replace the darn thing already.

  8. Coltaine777
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Can’t see video…DAMN

  9. dizzy_34
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Looks appropriately more dark. I’m liking the Robert Smith vibe too.

  10. Two Feathers
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    “Arya`s look”……….lol!. Love to see Paris Hilton embrace the new style :) Maybe a fragrance to follow…….”Urchin” by Paris Hilton.:)

  11. dizzy_34
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    I always imagined Paris Hilton would smell like a Carl’s Jr hamburger…but that’s just me.

  12. Knurk
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Awesome, HBO is definately cranking up the promotion. After months without any crumbs the news and teases come pouring in these days!

    Great video. Her voice seems a bit lower than last season, works great with the new look!

  13. greenie88
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    dizzy_34,

    I always imagined Paris Hilton would smell like a Carl’s Jr hamburger…but that’s just me.

    Try Long John Silvers.

  14. nap-Desaix
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    for love of f*cking god, that is so awesome!!! ^^

  15. mummer
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    “This, apparently she stole off of a dead person…” <3 <3 <3

  16. Winter Is Coming
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Knurk: Great video. Her voice seems a bit lower than last season, works great with the new look!

    Yeah, compare it to last season where she looks and sounds like a little kid. She’s noticeably older, but like you said, I think it works.

    Oh, and this video gave us our first glimpse of Gendry and Hot Pie in season two… looking exactly the same as they did in season one.

  17. edo
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Is it just me, or is Maisie just adorable and so cute?

    No, mr Hansen, i would not like to take a seat.

  18. Two Feathers
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    dizzy_34:
    Two Feathers,

    I always imagined Paris Hilton would smell like a Carl’s Jr hamburger…but that’s just me.

    That and chihuahua shit:)

  19. Rarm
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    She is Arya, it’s almost scary lol.

  20. Song
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Video wont play

  21. twain12
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    can’t see the video either…i’m in Canada..probably blocked :(

  22. delia
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    can someone upload the video to youtube? I can’t see it! please!!!

  23. Angela
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    I love the new hair and cannot wait to see how Maisie plays Arry. Its like playing a whole new character this year for her.

    Arya needs her own book series!!

  24. Nights King
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    love that leather armor. Is that because they’re at the holdfast by the gods’ eye? (and therefore why Tywin told Tyrion that Gregore would “Set the River Lands aflame from Riverun to gods’ eye” in season 1? Great attention to detail if so)

  25. sjwenings
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Her voice is a bit deeper, which fits if she’s still gonna pose as a boy – which I assume she will.

    Yes, she really looks great, and I admire her strength as a (very) young woman, still giving it all for art. She might be my favorite actor to hear from in these kinds of videos.

  26. darquemode
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Olisgood,

    I posted the video at SpoilerTV.
    http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/12/game-of-thrones-season-2-bts-video.html
    It should be region free,but about 50% of the time there is an ad first.

  27. Liesie
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    The pink hairclips are adorable on Arry :P

  28. Hear Me Roar
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    She can really pass for a boy, great. Adorable as always, glad I had a chance to meet her.

    And we made her cut her hair, after a fashion! Another notable fan contribution to the quality of the show ;)

  29. darquemode
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    Maissie has a unique way of being insightful, but still keeping it personal and fun. She is one of my favorites too.

  30. Scott123
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I remember people saying how reticent they were about the young actors in the Harry Potter films, but later saying they simply couldn’t see anyone else but Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint in those roles. I am seeing massive similarities here. After reading the books, and watching the show (more than once-Thank you HBO), I simply cannot imagine anyone else playing Arya but Maisie Williams.
    Go Maisie!
    For Winterfell! *Pumps fist*

  31. corbob10
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    edit: darquemode’s spoiler tv link works.

  32. SergioCQH
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Her new look is definitely quite boyish. But the girl sure is developing in the anterior thoracic region.

  33. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Arya Stark, Arya Underfoot, Arya Horseface (Jeyne Poole, why?), Arry, Lumpyhead, Weasel, Squab, Cat of the Canals, no one, the ugly little girl,
    (I think that’s all of them)

    a true Princess of Winterfell!!!

  34. Clob
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Maisie never fails to please. So much fun to watch her work and in interviews. I still find it hard to believe that they could have cast Arya with someone else even equal.

  35. something witty
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    wow, she’s grown… matured.

  36. Bro
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Go Maisie! Loving Arya’s new look. That’s a fashion trend right there. lol

  37. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    “Lommy, you keep Weasel here.”
    He grabbed the little girl by the hand and pulled her close. “What if the wolves come?”
    “Yield,” Arya suggested.

    Give her the fucking Emmy!

  38. val
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    She got her hair cut to prove the fans wrong! She IS Arya LOL. I know she’ll be perfect playing Arry and all the other alter egos.

  39. userj
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    SHE IS SO PRECIOUS CAN I TAKE HER HOME PLEASEPLEASE????

  40. Maester_Tcost
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Emmy winner indeed. And the producers had better nominate her for Best Actress, not best Supporting. This book is Arya’s.

    And Maisie has such an astonishing smile! I hope that they find a few occasions to let her show that while in character. Let her turn it, all unknowing, on Gendry, and it will explain a lot.

    There’s no helping the fact that Maisie is growing up faster than Arya should. For such a good actress in the role, that’s a good exchange.

  41. FacelessMan
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Arya’s going to kick some serious ass this season. Go Maisie!

  42. Elizabeth
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Not many young girls would be willing to grease themselves up and look like a boy for an extended period. When I was her age, I certainly would not have. I was a total Sansa! Maisie is probably my favourite casting decision.

  43. furrever
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Has an actor or actress ever so embodied a book character as well as Maisie does Arya? I’m a huge fan.

    Despite how adorably cute Maisie is, I think the hair and makeup people have done a good job of making it so that she could convincingly pass as a boy if you didn’t know any better.

  44. The Instrumentalist
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    userj,

    Stranger danger! Just kidding, hehe. The feeling is mutual.

  45. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Arya haters are full of holes!

  46. Lasair
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    This she stole off of Bran, this she stole off a dead person…

    Love how seriously they’re taking all the filth and grease and worm-eating that is Arry’s life! Love how Maisie’s going with it!

  47. Shinyteapot
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    the goat,

    You forgot Salty, Nan, Blind Beth and there are probably more that I don’t recall.

  48. Lex
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always loved Maisie (Arya is my favourite character, after all), and I love the new look!

    However, the two recent vids I’ve seen of Maisie (one from TitanCon, I think?) confirm my concerns that the kids are already aging really quickly. Maisie’s voice, confidence, and demeanor all make her seem quite a bit older than Season 1 (more like the 14-year-old she really is). Even compared to Maisie’s Artisans video from last year, she looks and sounds a LOT more mature. I wish we could go back in time, to the 12-year-old Maisie from the pilot episode.

    It’s not the end of the world, but I think something of Arya’s childish innocence is lost, and this will only become more noticeable with each season. In Book 5 she’s still only 11 (I think?) but at this rate, she could be closer to 18 when they film that stuff.

  49. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Shinyteapot,

    Thanks, I just started the Feast/Dance megabook re-read and I knew I missed some. Pretty sure that’s all of them, though.

    Weasel soup, bitches!

  50. Langkard
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    She is a wonderful actor. I hope she does not run afoul of the curse of child actors and end up being able to make the transition to adult actor. If she does go into acting as an adult, she will take the acting world by storm.

  51. Dreamlife
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Maisie is awesome. I’m glad she decided to cut her hair rather than wear a wig; it looks more natural. Also, glad to see she’s not styling it like Justin Bieber in the series :P I look forward to her scenes with Jaqen and Gendry!

  52. Fire And Blood
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    We didn’t make her cut her hair so much as call her chicken if she wouldn’t cut it. As ever, we’re not above manipulating egos. Even in young teens.

    Bah-hah!

    But damn, she looks great. MUCH better than the bad wig we saw at the end of season one. It may be that the production’s greatest improvement between seasons has been the hair. Even the wigs I’ve seen thus far on Emilia and Lena have looked pretty good.

    And Maisie looked great with the short hair at TitanCon; girl’s working it.

    FaB

    “Make it work!” –Tim Gunn

  53. Guybrush Threepwood
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Couldn’t stop smiling watching this. In part its because I am excited for the show, but watching her bring Arya to the screen has been a large part of my enjoyment. Maisie just plain rocks.

  54. Brock Russell
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else think she looks like Australian comedian Chris Lilley from Summer Heights High?

  55. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    My favorite Arya scene

    Do Not read if you haven’t read Storm of Swords!

    If you have, then by all means,

    The Tickler backed away. Arya could smell his fear. The shortsword in his hand suddenly seemed almost a toy against the long blade the Hound was holding, and he wasn’t armored either. He moved swiftly, light on his feet, never taking his eyes off Sandor Clegane. It was the easiest thing in the world for Arya to step up behind him and stab him.

    “Is there gold hidden in the village?” she shouted as she drove the blade up through his back. “Is there silver? Gems?” She stabbed twice more. “Is there food? Where is Lord Beric?” She was on top of him by then, still stabbing. “Where did he go? How many men were with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? How many, how many, how many, how many, how many, how many? Is there gold in the village?”

  56. metalgoddessamb
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I want to adopt her. :)

  57. Abyss
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Off-Topic:
    Westeros.org has interesting news to tell:

    With the wealth of new information on the March 6th release of the DVD and Blu-Ray Season 1 sets of Game of Thrones, including the fact that the HBO Store is offering an exclusive companion disc for those who order the DVDs or Blu-Rays via their store (which is presently offering $10 off a $100 order if you use GOTAFF20 at checkout).

    Link

  58. Epic fail
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    Before anyone gets too excited and cancels their bn.com and amazon preorders: The companion disc only contains 13 uncut hours of FaBio’s Titan Con footage.

  59. Epic fail
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    You definitely have a point. But with Arya at least, and the potential for how far D&D want to take the character, I am glad the actor is a little more mature since the character requires a knowledge of the world little children don’t (shouldn’t) know. And it’s more believable with an older actor (to me at least).

    Edit: seems like everyone wanted that tiny girl from the swedish vampire movie Let the right one in.

  60. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Lex:
    I’ve always loved Maisie (Arya is my favourite character, after all), and I love the new look!

    However, the two recent vids I’ve seen of Maisie (one from TitanCon, I think?) confirm my concerns that the kids are already aging really quickly. Maisie’s voice, confidence, and demeanor all make her seem quite a bit older than Season 1 (more like the 14-year-old she really is). Even compared to Maisie’s Artisans video from last year, she looks and sounds a LOT more mature. I wish we could go back in time, to the 12-year-old Maisie from the pilot episode.

    It’s not the end of the world, but I think something of Arya’s childish innocence is lost, and this will only become more noticeable with each season. In Book 5 she’s still only 11 (I think?) but at this rate, she could be closer to 18 when they film that stuff.

    She’s 11 in Dance. However, you are aware that they’ve been aged up?

  61. Lex
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    the goat,

    Yes, I’m aware that they’ve all been aged up for the show… but I think the aging up really takes away something special from the child characters. Same goes for Jon and Robb who now seem like young adults instead of boys struggling with the new responsibilities that have been shoved onto their shoulders (e.g. a friend of mine who hasn’t read the books said he found Robb completely uninteresting in the show, until I told him that Robb’s only 14 in the books which changed everything).

    Arya as a young child in a dangerous world is much more interesting and endearing to me than Arya the teenager. BUT, Maisie is awesome so it’s not a huge deal. I’m just saying.

  62. the goat
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Oh, for fuck’s sake! Are we really doin this, AGAIN. Is it really that much more fucking compelling if a 10 year old trudges through a burning, desecrated war-torn wasteland full of burning farms, forests and corpses than if a 13 year old does it? Honestly?

    Is it really more important if a 10 year old pries a 3 year old from its dying mother’s hands, than if a 13 year old pries a 4 year old from its dying mother’s hands?

    If so, I think were startin to lose the forest for the trees a bit.

  63. Franny Bee
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    She looks outstanding. Sounds like she loves her work too. Couldn’t be happier with Maisie.

  64. Arrogant Bastard
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    I see your point, but for practical reasons going with older characters made more sense. It would be harder to find good teenaged actors for Robb and Jon as opposed to young twenty somethings. And for me at least, I never pictured Robb or Jon as being 14-16 when reading the books; it just felt off with all they were going through.

    Plus, all the child actors have been fantastic for the most part.

  65. Lex
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Let me just clarify that, despite raising the age concern, I love Maisie and am super excited to see Arry in Season 2. I’m also happy to see Maisie growing in confidence and maturity. I’m convinced she has a great career ahead of her.

  66. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    I apologize, ser. My anger was misplaced. I just get tired of waging the same battles, over and over and over. It wears me out. Indeed.

    As you said, Maisie is awesome, so let’s just enjoy that.

    R’hllor have mercy, once the show actually starts

  67. Lex
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    the goat,

    No problem. Nitpicking drives me crazy overall, but I still find myself doing it occasionally. :)

    Anyways, I love how the MGoT site seems to enjoy giving Maisie a fair amount of recognition. Last year she had the artisans vid, and I think there was also a separate post talking about her sword training. I haven’t seen any of the other children (or adults, for that matter) singled out in such a way. I guess HBO realizes how awesome she is too!

  68. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    I know, where the hell are the damn Rickon vids!

    In any event, may you always find water and shade

  69. Dan
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Can I ask you guys to do me a HUGE favor? Could someone do a transcript from it? I can hardly understand her with that accent… :(

  70. jkb
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    i wonder if there is anyone in the world who doesn’t love maisie as arya.

  71. G_Lee
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    the definition of cute…. can’t wait to see her in future seasons.
    @Lex: Who cares if she’s gonna look older or not? She perfectly fits the role and will continue to do so until the series is done. Or would you prefer to see a 9 year old child playing her role? No, right?

  72. Richard
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 4:49 am | Permalink
  73. Hear Me Roar
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    Dan,

    Out of professional curiosity, what is your native language, Dan? Do English speakers from other parts of the world find Maisie’s English difficult to understand?

  74. Magnus
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar,

    I’m from Norway, and English is not my first language, but I don’t find her hard to understand. The only accents I have had some real trouble with following on tv without concentrating are the ones on Deadwood.

  75. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Hahaha, just found this on ONTD,

    For Lex, sorry I went all Tywin on you earlier,
    http://i42.tinypic.com/34p14r6.jpg

  76. Elena Amici
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar: Do English speakers from other parts of the world find Maisie’s English difficult to understans?

    Not really. I actually think British accents are easier to understand than most American ones.

    Magnus: The only accents I have had some real trouble with following on tv without concentrating are the ones on Deadwood.

    I have some troubles with Boardwalk empire. I definitively need subtitles to watch it!

  77. Hilda
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    No fricken fair! Godd&am my wifi sucks at work! Can’t see it on my iphone either! Maisie is gonna kick so much ass in the next couple of seasons!

  78. LL
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Very cute, this little “boy” ! Can’t wait to see her in the next season !

  79. Dan
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    @Hear Me Roar

    Unfortunately it’s Polish and I find British accent more difficult to understand than American. :( It’s not like I don’t understand it at all, I get the most, but can’t get the full picture.

  80. Astalnar
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Rarm,

    this

  81. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink
  82. Dale Rippke
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Magnus,

    I live about 300 miles from the town of Deadwood and there were times I had a hard time understanding what they were talking about. It wasn’t the accents though, rather the vocabulary that the characters employed on the show.

  83. Idaan
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Dan,

    Strange. I’m Polish as well and I recall all the English listening exercises at school to have been in BrE, mostly Received Pronounciation, with some regional accents spinkled in. As such it’s much easier for me to understand any of the GoT characters than, say, people in Boardwalk Empire.

  84. Dan
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Not so strange if you had your youth before ’89 ;)

  85. Lisa
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: Not really. I actually think British accents are easier to understand than most American ones.

    I have some troubles with Boardwalk empire. I definitively need subtitles to watch it!

    Same here. I find most British accents easier to understand than most American accents. The accents on True Blood are sometimes pretty hard to understand, though.

  86. Elena Amici
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Lisa: The accents on True Blood are sometimes pretty hard to understand

    aren’t they supposed to be Souther accents? I know how you feel :D When I started my exchange student year in Georgia I had SERIOUS troubles understanding people. I was like “What? Can you repeat? Please?” all the time. Now that I’m back, my british lit teacher can’t understand my own southern accent. It’s a great thing, since my classmates are very impressed and I always get an A :D

  87. Lisa
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    Yeah, I think they are since everything is set in Louisiana. Can’t say how authentic they are, though. ;) I can just attest their unintelligibility. :D

  88. dizzy_34
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Epic fail,

    Don’t worry dude, I laughed at that post. :)

  89. Elena Amici
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Lisa: I can just attest their unintelligibility. :D

    you only need to get used to them, watching it with subtitles. It works!
    And substitute every word you can’t get with “fuck”, everything will make more sense :D :D

  90. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    This is what happens when I go on youtube
    Do you see what happens, Larry!?

    Old footage, really. “A ponderous tome,” as they say.

    “No, I’d like to read it.”

    Of course, m’lord:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eknAM6tK0A

  91. Lisa
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: you only need to get used to them, watching it with subtitles. It works!
    And substitute every word you can’t get with “fuck”, everything will make more sense :D :D

    Yeah, I’m already watching with subtitles and now it’s okay but in the beginning I had some troubles.

  92. Hilda
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    the goat,

    WOOHOO! I saw it! Thank you so much! Your Awesome!

    I love this kid! She is amazing and she is just gonna get more amazing.

  93. Winter Is Coming
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    For Dan:

    “Last season, Arya is high born, so she’s always been treated like a lady, and there’s loads of people around, servants and things. And this season it’s a bit more, sort of, rough, and rough and tumble and things.”

    “They asked me if I wanted to get my hair cut. And my first reaction was, no way. But then I was thinking about it and people on the internet have said, ‘Oh, I don’t think she’ll get her hair cut, she’s too young, it’s a big decision to make.’ I just sorta wanted to prove them wrong. And it’s way better than last season with all the pins and grips and that wig was really itchy too. I’m pretty lucky, because some people it takes 40 minutes just to do a wig. Although the dirtying does take a bit of time. It doesn’t really take as long as last season, overall though, because the hair took a long time. But they just put grease everywhere, all on my face. It’s really hard to get this stuff out of my hair, because the shampoo doesn’t really take it out, it’s too soft. So you need something really heavy-duty to get it out, and it always takes like 5 washes.”

    “My costume is pretty much the same as last season. This is Arya’s, I think these she was supposed to have stolen off of Bran. And this apparently she stole off of a dead person. So, y’know, if you wanna get Arya’s look, there ya go.”

  94. Elena Amici
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Epic fail: Before anyone gets too excited and cancels their bn.com and amazon preorders: The companion disc only contains 13 uncut hours of FaBio’s Titan Con footage.

    This was, well, epic! :)

    Winter Is Coming: So, y’know, if you wanna get Arya’s look, there ya go

    Did I already say how much I love this girl?

  95. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Hilda,

    Fo sho like a just so.

    Another great GRRM interview (official Academy derision:):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUtYsuIR3lE

  96. rob
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Lisa:
    Elena Amici,

    Yeah, I think they are since everything is set in Louisiana. Can’t say how authentic they are, though. ;) I can just attest their unintelligibility. :D

    Tara sounds like a southern city accent.
    Sookie sounds like a georgia peach accent.
    Jason sounds like a southern redneck accent (impressive since he’s an aussie)
    Bill’s, Sam’s, Arlene’s accents are horrible whatever they are.
    By far the best louisiana/mississippi accent was the guy who played Rene.

  97. the goat
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    SEVEN BLOODY HELLS!!!

    Maisie interview!
    (sorry if already posted, but definitely new to me)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=hzBRQuXxi98

  98. Dan
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    @Winter is Coming

    BIG, BIG THX!!!

  99. G_Lee
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    the goat,

    Was posted here on WiC almost 2 months ago.

  100. Thiago Slash
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    when I’m a grown up I want to be just as cool as her! haha

  101. Chai_latte
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Hurray for Maisie! The haircut looks great on her, and she seems so bubbly and well-spoken. I’m so excited to see the dynamic between her, Gendry, Hot Pie and Lommy :))

  102. Yellow Dog
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar: Dan, Out of professional curiosity, what is your native language, Dan? Do English speakers from other parts of the world find Maisie’s English difficult to understand?

    I’m a native speaker of Southern American English and I can’t understand her either.

    For y’all who have difficulty understanding the American Southern non-accent, you just need to spend more time here. :-)

  103. Yellow Dog
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    Thank you!

  104. emma
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I think it’ll be ok that she is a bit older & looks it than she does in the books…. if you’re living rough in the woods, hunted by Goats, Flayers & Mountains you’re gonna grow up quick & lose any child-like innocence.

    Even Sansa towards the end of season 1 looked so different, her gaunt/haunted face when Joff made her go to see the heads was brilliantly realistic.

    Anyway… I’m off to cut my hair with a dagger, see you at Harrenhal :)

  105. Lex
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the age thing again, at least they filmed Season 1 when they did. It’s good that we got a more young-looking Arya in the beginning (especially for those “cute” moments when she was still in Winterfell, dressing like a guard, receiving Needle, etc.).

  106. emma
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Lex:
    Regarding the age thing again, at least they filmed Season 1 when they did. It’s good that we got a more young-looking Arya in the beginning (especially for those “cute” moments when she was still in Winterfell, dressing like a guard, receiving Needle, etc.).

    I agree totally.

    Elena Amici: Not really. I actually think British accents are easier to understand than most American ones.

    I have some troubles with Boardwalk empire. I definitively need subtitles to watch it!

    You wanna watch Swamp People… As a Brit, the first 3 episodes I could not understand a word Troy said… now, I don’t even need to look at the subtitles :)

  107. Sean Fan
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Brock Russell: Does anyone else think she looks like Australian comedian Chris Lilley from Summer Heights High?

    NO!!! (thank God!)…..

    http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4449/chrislilley1.jpg

  108. emma
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Sean Fan,

    Hahahaha…. the hair is pretty similar though to be honest

  109. Ali
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Such perfect casting.

  110. Elena Amici
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    emma: You wanna watch Swamp People

    I will!
    Anyway, I wasn’t saying I can understand every British show, mind you. I needed 2 years to get used to Lauren Socha’s Kelly on Misfits, I still have troubles with Shameless UK, and I couldn’t understand Richard Madden’s Scottish accent when I watched him in Sirens

  111. k
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Brock Russell,

    OMG – I have been thinking that since I saw the pilot originally air – she could be his daughter!!!! How funny….

  112. loco73
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    She is soo cute! I also love to see how confident she sounds and seems and and also comfortable with playing her character…Maisie is no longer a newbie, but a veteran!

  113. Camuska
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar,

    I’m French, but I worked with English speakers (Irish, English, Scottish), and the only actor I had trouble to understand was the young Night’s Watch man in the pilot (The one Ned beheaded). He was frigging hard to understand lol

  114. Callum
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if Tyrion’s accent will be less transparent this season… Don’t get me wrong he’s my favourite character on the show! xD So damn excited for season 2!!!!!!! Really excited to see Arya’s storyline and Stannis and Melisandre and Davos. I haven’t read the books, so it’s mostly all going to be surprises :) I wish I knew what this damn Red Wedding thing everyone talks about is… Sounds intense

  115. Two Feathers
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Callum: I wish I knew what this damn Red Wedding thing everyone talks about is… Sounds intense

    Be carefull what you wish for my friend. Believe me you do NOT want to know. Not yet.

  116. Chai_latte
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    Gah! I’m about 1/3 through ASOS. I made the mistake of scanning through the pages ahead and… Gah!!! Don’t really know the context yet, but I read some critical passages.

  117. Dreamlife
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I hope Making Game of Thrones keeps these videos coming. I would love to see the other Stark kids—Isaac and Sophie were just as amazing as Maisie, so I would love to see an update from them on their characters, as well as Michelle Fairley, Kit Harrington, and Richard Madden, who were all fantastic in season 1.

    I am curious if they plan on doing any videos for the new characters (Stannis, Melisandre, Davos, Brienne, etc.) or plan on saving their official reveals for season 2 trailers.

  118. Two Feathers
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Chai_latte:
    Two Feathers,

    Gah! I’m about 1/3 through ASOS. I made the mistake of scanning through the pages ahead and… Gah!!! Don’t really know the context yet, but I read some critical passages.

    “Gah!” Indeed…..Temptation is a bitch. Shame you can`t get one of those memory eraser gismo`s from MIB on ebay.

  119. Icegaze
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    You go Arry!

  120. Lala
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Age isn’t anything to be worried about. Nobody cared that Daniel Radcliffe looks older than 17/18. And…

    So what if she’s 18 in book 5. Her age isn’t really that relevant.

    Bran as well – yes, he won’t be carried by Hodor (or will he?), but he’ll still be a teenager, taken from his life, and basically retaining all his innocence.

    I’d rather see a 16-year-old Bran/18-year-old Arya than other actors. That would be so lame.

  121. Jordan Healey
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really understand the temptation to read ahead. I feel sorry for the people that do.

  122. SR
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    I always “felt” those kids to be about five years older than described (i have three and maybe GRRM does not have any)

  123. emma
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Callum:
    I wonder if Tyrion’s accent will be less transparent this season… Don’t get me wrong he’s my favourite character on the show! xD So damn excited for season 2!!!!!!! Really excited to see Arya’s storyline and Stannis and Melisandre and Davos. I haven’t read the books, so it’s mostly all going to be surprises :) I wish I knew what this damn Red Wedding thing everyone talks about is… Sounds intense

    You really really really don’t want to know. I cried & yelled & smoked many cigarettes through the whole chapter & couldn’t pick the book up again for a whole day!

  124. emma
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Jordan Healey,

    I got ADWD before AFFC, & skimmed through it to find traces of my fave character, when I couldn’t I was so scared, but luckily AFFC came the next day & when I read the hidden references I danced around my kitchen shouting ‘they’re not dead’ at the top of my lungs, much to the amusement of my house-mate :)

  125. Chai_latte
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    Jordan Healey,

    Hey now. Some people actually have jobs to go to during the day. I would love to stay in at home and finish an ASOIAF book in one reading, but that’s just not possible. Sometimes I have to stop once I finish a suspenseful chapter, and I just HAVE to skim ahead to see whether characters are dead or alive. Just to be able to move on with real life. LOL.

    Two Feathers: “Gah!” Indeed…..Temptation is a bitch. Shame you can`t get one of those memory eraser gismo`s from MIB on ebay.

    Sometimes I regret reading ahead and knowing more than I should have. But the good thing is, when there is a really awful twist, the impact is not as bad once I read it in full context. The thrill comes from finding out how it the story ended up that way. To say that GRRM is unpredictable is an understatement.

  126. Domenico Barbato
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Chai_latte: Sometimes I have to stop once I finish a suspenseful chapter, and I just HAVE to skim ahead to see whether characters are dead or alive. Just to be able to move on with real life. LOL.

    I only did that once, when [ADWD SPOILER] Tyrion fell in the river and seemed to drown at the end of his chapter.

  127. Elena Amici
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Chai_latte: Hey now. Some people actually have jobs to go to during the day.

    Do they? What a weird thing

    Chai_latte: Gah! I’m about 1/3 through ASOS. I made the mistake of scanning through the pages ahead and… Gah!!! Don’t really know the context yet, but I read some critical passages

    When I first read ASOIAF, I had all the books (well, the first four) on my laptop. I kinda spoiled everything, except Ned’s death (although i DID skip the next chapters to find out whether he was dead or alive). I also spoiled those things in the WORST way possible, looking at Feast’s characters appendix, because I couldn’t find a ***Jon*** chapter using the search function.
    And I also got two different spoilers about Dance’s ending (****Jon’s death**** ), so I was sure a character I dislik was going to die, so the ones I like were safe. Of course, the spoiler was fake, and we all know what happened. Great

  128. emma
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    I looked at the back pages where it shows you the Houses & the Outlaws etc… when I couldn’t find my <3 character on there I was distraught. Other people have said that at certain points in the books they got so angry at GRRM they actually threw them across the room cos he was killing off their fave people.

  129. Dreamlife
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    In a Storm of Swords (or was it A Clash of Kings) when Theon killed “Bran” and “Rickon” I flipped through the remaining chapters, which I do whenever I am reading a large book to see how much more there is to read, lol, and I saw the Bran chapter at the end so that was a spoiler that he was still alive… It would’ve been cool to learn that after going through the rest of the book distraught Bran and Rickon werekilled.

    Also, I checked the POV characters for each book, which is minor spoilery since you know who survives the rest of the books, which isn’t that big a deal for me, but annoying for others.

    Probably my biggest spoiler was reading ADWD and reading of Jon’s murder; it totally influenced the way I perceived the final chapter and I really did think he was dead; luckily I went on the forums at Westeros and now I am thinking he’s Azar Ahai Reborn or Ghost :P

  130. Chai_latte
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici: Do they? What a weird thing

    Yeah. It’s such a waste of time ;)

    Well, it’s interesting to find about everybody else’s reading styles. I won’t feel so bad the next time I give in to temptation :) For the most part, I do try not to read ahead. During the ACOK phase, I really thought Bran and Rickon were dead! I was in a daze until the twist was revealed. But then Maester Luwin and Ser Rodrik died. It was a tradeoff, I guess :/ Since the ASOS phase is taking so long, I might eventually end up joining the spoiler bandwagon…

  131. The Instrumentalist
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    emma,

    When I was reading ASOS for the first time, I was mulling over Arya’s age and thought that looking at the index in AFFC (because I hadn’t yet read it, but it was purchased) was a fan-freaking-tastic idea. When I couldn’t find the Stark section until the end, and then saw “Robb Stark, slain at the Red Wedding” I was pissed.

    It was still shocking for me when it happened, but not so much. I’m sad I ruined that moment for such a simple and innocent pursuit. :(

  132. John W
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Man I can’t wait for season 2!!!

  133. Nimic
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I find it really strange that some people struggle to understand what she’s saying. I’m not even an English speaker (Norwegian), but I have absolutely no problems understanding what she says. In general there are very few English accents I have problems with. Some American accents (mainly southern), and some British ones like scouse.

    Maybe that’s because I’m Norwegian, though. I haven’t grown up with one distinct English, I’ve gotten loads of different ones (tv, school, internet, music, etc).

    Oh, and she seems really mature. I know girls mature quicker than boys, but if I compare that to how I was at her age.. I don’t compare favourably :x

  134. Ser Raybat
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Love those scenes of Arry with Gendry and Hot Pie! Nice hair by the way…

  135. Callum
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    emma: You really really really don’t want to know. I cried & yelled & smoked many cigarettes through the whole chapter & couldn’t pick the book up again for a whole day!

    Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh!!! That only feeds my curiosity more… I love the crazily depressing action and character abuse in the story!

  136. Callum
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Can anyone tell me how much Stannis/Mel/Davos will feature in season 2?

  137. emma
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Callum,

    In the book they are quite frequent, but you never know with the show…. I’m hoping for a lot of Davos as I do love his character, defo one of my faves for the series & I do like Stannis & all his teeth grinding… But I could live without Mel quite easily.

  138. Emma
    Posted December 6, 2011 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    ARYA AND GENDRY SCENE!
    For like, three seconds! But whatever, who cares!

    And as for Maisie… you go, girl! Her new haircut is awesome, much better than that awful wig. Short hair rocks. I shaved my head when I was Maisie’s age, and I’ve never looked back! Though you do have to put up with people thinking you have cancer, are a lesbian and/or are a skinhead, which is an amusing combination.

  139. Emma
    Posted December 6, 2011 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    Nimic,

    Don’t worry, I’m American and I can’t understand Southern accents, either. But there are also some English accents I have problems understanding. Watching early Alfred Hitchcock films, the combination of poor audio and thick accents sometimes makes me wonder if the characters are even speaking English. xD

  140. matthew
    Posted December 7, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    oh noes!!!! is it just me or is Maisie developing (or perhaps already has) large breasts? I ask this not out of prurience but out of concern for believability….. if she’s walking around totally stacked it becomes hard to suspend disbelief and think the male characters don’t notice she’s a girl… :-(

  141. Knurk
    Posted December 7, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Lol, first time ever I hear a guy complain about a girl growing large breasts. Not only is it really unappropriate to talk about it online (just imagine her reading this), but there are a lot of easy tricks to hide them.


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