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Maisie Williams on fame as Arya Stark of 'Game of Thrones': If this show is the greatest thing I ever do, I did ok

Maisie Williams in 'Game of Thrones'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 16, 2019, 02.08 PM (IST)

‘Game of Thrones’ has turned the fortune of many actors who had merely done a few shows here or there before HBO took them on and brought them onto a global platform. 

While Maisie Williams is not only known for ‘GoT’ but she can surely count the show as her biggest. Starring in the show as Arya Stark, one of the siblings from the House of Stark, she has survived in all these seasons to now play an important role. 

Speaking about the role, she told The Observer: "I still see ignorant comments feel like I personally have to remove myself because I had a taste of that sort of fame with this show and I made a vow to myself: I do not want that.”

She continued, "My agents say things to me like, 'We'll raise your profile', and I don't really understand what that means because to me it sounds like getting a whole lot more famous, which is something I'm not interested in. If this show is the greatest thing I ever do, I did OK. I didn't do too bad.”

Arya Stark’s character arc has really seen major development throughout the seasons. It waits to be seen whether Arya will survive in the future episodes and what role she plays in the Great War that is coming with the Night King and his Army of the dead. 

Her character saw some major developments in the first episode of season 8 that came out on April 16. She had a reunion with Jon Snow, met Gendry and The Hound after a lot of seasons. She saw Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons for the first time, asked Gendry to make a new weapon for her, which we think will be of use in the Great War and much more. 

‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 episode 2 will stream on Monday, April 22. 

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Maisie Williams plays the role of popular character Arya Stark. She is one of the strongest characters we have seen on the show.