- “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams shared her thoughts on the hit show during a Twitch stream.
- Williams said she had rewatched it recently and could “really feel the story” for the first time.
- She said that the show started out “really strong” but “definitely fell off at the end.”
Maisie Williams admitted that she thinks “Game of Thrones” “definitely fell off” during its final seasons.
During a Twitch stream with her brother James Williams this week, the Arya Stark actor said that she had rewatched the whole of the hit HBO series recently.
When asked what she thought about it, Maisie replied before giggling: “It definitely fell off at the end.”
She added afterward: “But it started really strong. I was heartbroken when Ned [Stark, Arya’s father] died, yet I knew it was coming. For the first time, I could really feel the story.”
Later on the stream, Williams had more praise for the series, which she starred in for 10 years.
“Honestly, it kinda popped off,” the actor said. “I could never see it from the outside. So I could never say that and actually understand it. For the first time, it feels good to be proud of it. It was 10 years of my life.”
James then said that he could have found out what was happening in the show since the scripts were lying around the house.
“We were all enjoying the hell out of it,” he said. “People will say, ‘Do you know what’s going to happen?’ to me and I’d be like, ‘I don’t know.’ But there were, like, scripts and stuff laying around. I never did but I could have. I didn’t want to because I wanted to experience what was going to happen.”
Many fans and the stars themselves have been divided on the final season of “Game of Thrones.”
The final few seasons were the first to distance themselves from George R.R. Martin’s book since the author hadn’t finished the novel series yet.
In an interview with New York Times reporter John Koblin in August, Martin said that was “pretty much out of the loop” by season five onwards but he doesn’t know why.
The New York Times said a representative for David Benioff and Dan “D.B.” Weiss, the showrunners, “declined to comment.”
In 2019, Maisie told Entertainment Weekly that she thought her character had a happy ending but wished Arya had one last opportunity to kill Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
“I wanted Arya to kill Cersei even if it means [Arya] dies too. Even up to the point when Cersei’s with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], ‘He’s going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]’ and they’re both going to die,” she said.