While most Game of Thrones fans are dreading the final days of the series, Maisie Williams, who considers herself a fan as well as one of its stars, doesn’t necessarily see the end of the show as a bad thing. Williams says there are far worse ways to go out, and she points to other unnamed shows in suggesting some series are milked for all their worth, lessening the experience for fans all for the sake of money. Maisie says she is happy that won’t be the case for Game of Thrones and shares some insight into Season 7 for those eager for some teasers.
Game Of Thrones Star Maisie Williams On The Final, Shorter Seasons
When Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres, it will herald in the beginning of the end and, as such, will deliver shorter seasons and story arcs that will be coming full circle. As Uproxx reports, however, this isn’t necessarily as dismal as fans are making it out to be, or at least that’s how Game of Thrones’ own Arya Stark feels about it. After six years of playing Arya, Maisie seems more philosophical about the coming end than most.
“Good things must come to an end or they’re not good anymore,” says Ms. Williams. “It doesn’t last forever and we’ve done what we came to do, it’s time to wrap this up, and it will have the ending it was always supposed to have, and that’s very special.”
Williams recognizes that it’s still a sad event for Game of Thrones fans, but she points out that it’s still better than the alternative. Maisie suggests that padding the Game of Thrones story arcs simply to keep the show rolling along would be doing a disservice to its many fans, whether they realize it or not. Extending the George R. R. Martin-based series beyond its prime would cause the land of Westeros to lose its magic.
“It sucks for the audience because they love the episodes, but what we’ll never do on this show is drag it out, and I’m so thrilled about that,” says Maisie. “Too many shows start out about making a great show, and by Season 6 it’s about making money and all they want to do is write more episodes and make more money.”
Maisie Williams Has Read The Season 7 Scripts
If you think you’re prepared for Season 7 of Game of Thrones, Maisie has some news for you. According to CBS News, Williams thinks Game of Thrones fans are going to have a real bad time when the HBO series returns. The Arya Stark actress just finished reading the scripts for Season 7, something she has been doing for a few seasons now, and Maisie says this season is the wildest ride yet.
“Sh– gets real,” Williams tweeted in her own words.
That wasn’t all she tweeted to her fans and followers. The Game of Thrones star then told them to “start preparing yourselves now,” but moments later, she even retracted that suggestion. Instead, Maisie wrote, there is just no way to be prepared for Season 7.
“Holy balls,” was the last tweet Williams shared on the matter.
Kit Harington added more to Maisie Williams’ thoughts on the next installment of Game of Thrones. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Jon Snow actor revealed that he hadn’t read the scripts at all.
“I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending. If there’s any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else. I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better,” said Harington, stressing that this was just his own uninformed hypothesis. “I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force. So that’s going to be exciting to see. I don’t know what it means. I think with the whole ‘winter is finally here’ business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time.”
Game of Thrones will premiere Season 7 in June 2017 on HBO.
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