Maisie Williams Says Her Final Game Of Thrones Scene Was 'Emotional' To Film

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said her final scene in the hit series was an 'emotional' one.

The young actor has been an ever-present in the series, playing Arya Stark since the show first aired in 2011.

During this time she has had to say goodbye to dozens of cast members who have - more often than not - been brutally killed off, but with the eighth and final season on the horizon, it was her turn to say goodbye and the 21-year-old says it felt right.

Speaking to S Magazine, she said: "This whole season was really, really emotional. When I came to shoot my final scene, I had already watched a lot of people wrap and seen all the tears and heard all the speeches.

"It was just a really beautiful day and a really great final scene for me. It felt like the right time to say goodbye to Arya."

Maisie has played the iconic role since 2011 but admits it was the right time to say goodbye. Credit: HBO
Maisie has played the iconic role since 2011 but admits it was the right time to say goodbye. Credit: HBO

And if yesterday's trailer is anything to go by, it might not just be Williams who is getting all emosh over the final series.

Titled 'Aftermath', the short teaser scans across the barren landscape at Winterfell.

With no signs of life, all that remains are weapons strewn on the ground, including what appear to be the golden hand of Jaime Lannister and Jon Snow's sword. OH. SHIT.

But if you thought it ended there, think again, this is GOT and no one is safe. The trailer also appears to foreshadow danger for Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, and brother Bran, whose belongings are left abandoned in the snow.


By this point, it should come as no surprise to most in the world of Westeros 'everyone dies'. Yet that has done nothing to comfort fans who are now left wondering what lies in store for some of the show's most popular characters.

One concerned fan commented on Twitter: "This is just a delayed April fools joke right..... RIGHT???"

A second person said: "Don't you do this to me."

A third then wrote: "Seems like the battle of Winterfell will be lost and it'll be overrun."

Another said: "PLS DON'T TELL ME IT'S NEEDLE."

"Please DON'T kill Jon again, one time is enough," wrote another extremely worried fan.

We could go on all day about what we reckon might happen but we'll leave the speculating to everyone in LADbible's Westeros Posting group on Facebook. You're welcome.

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will air on 15th April on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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