Arya Stark has said goodbye to many of her friends and mentors since the very beginning of Game of Thrones. In this year’s season finale she walked away from The Hound, who was brutally injured in his fight with Brienne. We didn’t see his final moment, and since this is Game of Thrones, The Hound has been added to the long list of characters that we may or may not see again.
In a new interview with Vulture, Maisie Williams speaks on the possibility of characters from Arya’s past returning to the show, as well as her recent meeting with the Queen of England.
Maisie says that she loves all of the theories about The Hound, Syrio Forel, and Jaqen H’ghar, and if it was up to her, everyone would come back.
“All theories that I hope for, just like everyone else! I really hope that it’s not the end of the Hound. We haven’t gotten the scripts for next year yet, so I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen, either, but in terms of speculation? If it was up to me, and it’s not up to me, unfortunately, but the Hound would be back in a second. And so would Syrio. They wouldn’t be gone. I would love to work with both of them again, Rory [McCann] and Miltos [Yerolemou]. I think if you haven’t seen the dagger in their back, they could still be alive, so I’m hoping that they’re going to come back. In an ideal world, they’d all come back.”
She’s also hoping for the return of another one of Arya’s friends – her furry one. Arya’s direwolf Nymeria hasn’t been seen since she sent her away in the first season, and Maisie misses her direwolf just as much as we do.
“I would love to get to work with the wolves again. I really, really miss that. I talk so much to Kit [Harington] about working with Ghost, and how they’re doing it these days, because the dogs are getting so big. So I would love to. It was so much fun. It’s so much more fun when you have a dog on set. And for Arya, she’s not doing so great at the moment, she’s not in a good place. She needs someone to come back who’s not going to betray her, and Nymeria is perfect for that.”
Maisie also comments on her meeting with the Queen of England recently, and noticed they had something in common.
“It was kind of crazy! I really didn’t know how to react. But she was really, really lovely, and I liked her, because we’re the same height, and we were looking into each other’s eyes. I liked that, because I don’t get to meet that many people who are my height. So it felt like we had a connection. [Laughs.]”
For the full interview visit Vulture. Maisie talks about her new film Heatstroke, and briefly touches on that one scene that was missing from the season 4 finale.
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