Published Apr 23, 2019On the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark — played by British actor Maisie Williams — had a sex scene. That scene has prompted a lot of discussion among fans, some of whom were a bit uncomfortable seeing a nude scene involving a character they have watched grow up on-screen. Now, Williams herself has responded.
Williams responded to the uproar on Twitter, admitting that her family were likely the ones most weirded out by her sex scene:
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
The chatter surrounding the scene mostly concerns the character's age. When Game of Thrones began in 2011, Arya Stark was 11 years old. With characters aging approximately one year per season, that would make her around 18 now. In real life, Williams is 22.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams spoke about the scene, saying, "In the beginning, everyone was really respectful. No one wants to make you feel uncomfortable which kind of makes you feel more uncomfortable, because no one wants to look at anything that they shouldn't look at."
As for her co-star in the scene, actor Joe Dempsie (who plays Gendry), he said, "It's obviously slightly strange for me because I've known Maisie since she was 11, 12 years old. At the same time, I don't want to be patronizing toward Maisie — she's a 20-year-old woman."
And if you don't like it, well, you can go fuck yourself.