It’s easy to associate an actor with their character, so seeing Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams out of Arya Stark’s ragged boy’s clothing and in a dress and heels is a mild shock, but not a bad one. The Falling premiered on Saturday, and the actress best known as the Game of Thrones tomboy was present for the celebration.
Williams plays Lydia in the new film, a teenager in a 1969 girls’ boarding school. Surrounded by girls suffering from odd fainting spells, Maisie’s character seeks the true cause.
On Saturday, the Game of Thrones star re-tweeted a photo of herself (originally tweeted by her dance teacher) on the red carpet at the premiere.
— Sue Hill (@suehilldance) October 12, 2014
It seems Game of Thrones has served as good exposure for the 17-year-old star; she’s also listed as a star of The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which is in pre-production, and is rumored to have been cast in The Last of Us, a film about a pair of survivors in a post-pandemic world. She’s also starring in a one-hour special called Cyberbully, portraying Casey Jacobs, a teenager dealing with the effects of bullying in an electronic world, according to the The Huffington Post. This will air in the U.K. in early 2015. Judging from recent posts, Williams has just finished up filming for the special.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) October 9, 2014
In addition to these, Maisie will of course continue to portray Arya Stark in the new season of Game of Thrones, which returns in April.
That show has gone through its own struggles recently. First, George R. R. Martin, the author of the book series, has announced he won’t be helping to script the next season, since he’s running behind on getting the next book out before the show gets ahead of the series. Then, there was a holdup in filming Cersei Lannister’s humiliating walk of shame scene when a film site had issues with the nudity. (These issues are reported to have been resolved, and we’re assured that Lena Headey will indeed be stripping off as scripted.) Most recently, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, was actually barred from a set until he paid admission!
Catch Maisie Williams in The Falling, and keep an eye out for the up-and-coming young star in The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Last of Us, and of course Game of Thrones!
[Image: Game of Thrones Twitter]