If, like most Game of Thrones fans, the prospect of the show’s ending riddles you with anxiety, spare a thought for Maisie Williams. The actress recently stopped by the popular British show This Morning and discussed the future of Game of Thrones with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, and she’s just as nervous as the rest of us. Luckily, she’s also very excited about Season 7. “This year it really kind of heats up.”
[E]veryone gets their trials and everyone gets their tribulations, which is excellent. Particularly for Arya, there are some really high points. There are some really low points, too…And that’s what I can tell you about Game of Thrones!
This far into the series, the low points are expected, but high points are a little harder to come by for a Stark. Will Arya reunite with her family members? Will she encounter her direwolf Nymeria? Will Gendry turn up and bench press his way to Arya’s heart? Only time will tell.
Watch the interview below:
Something to note from this clip: Williams appears to have finished her work on Season 7, although shooting is scheduled to continue into February. For one thing, she’s now sporting braces, and when Schofield states that she’s “done” with the new season, she agrees. The filming season is coming to an end, so we wouldn’t read too much into what that means for Arya’s chances of living through Season 7. Unsurprisingly, Williams wasn’t willing to break the rules and spoil her character’s fate, but my money is on Arya surviving.
As regards Season 8 and beyond, Williams is trepidatious at the thought of the show coming to an end.
It’s really scary, because that’s been my safety blanket, and if I’ve not done any other work, then I’ve been like, “It’s fine, because I’ve got Game of Thrones,” and when that won’t be there, it’s scary.
Also up for discussion: horses, swords and iPhones. Williams is currently doing the rounds to promote her new movie iBoy, a modern-era thriller about a teenage boy (Bill Milner) who develops mysterious powers when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. Williams takes on the role of Lucy, the teenaged hero’s best friend. If scares and smartphones are your thing, check out the trailer below.
iBoy, a Netflix original movie also starring Miranda Richardson and Rory Kinnear, premieres globally on the steaming site on Friday, January 27th.