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Maisie Williams Says Game of Thrones 'Definitely Fell Off at the End'

Arya Stark herself has some feelings about the way the show concluded.
  • Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones. (Photo: HBO)
    Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones. (Photo: HBO)

    Maisie Williams also thinks Game of Thrones went downhill in later seasons.

    The actress, who played Arya Stark for all eight seasons, spoke about her experience making the HBO fantasy during a Twitch stream with her brother. The series, while critically acclaimed for much of its run, divided fans and critics with its final episodes. While discussing a recent rewatch of the show, Williams shared that she thought "it definitely fell off in the end." Despite this, however, Williams is incredibly proud of Game of Thrones, and says it "started really strong".

    "It kinda popped off. For the longest time... I could never see it from the outside," she said, reflecting on being unable to participate in the excitement around the show while she was making it. "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."

    Earlier this year, Williams shared that she'd be open to returning as Arya Stark in Kit Harington's Jon Snow spinoff. "Never say never," she said. "We can't just do the same thing that we did — it's got to be new. But what are the parts that we would want to take with us and what are the parts that we would do differently? So I think I'm still kind of discovering that."

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones