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Maisie Williams Said “Game Of Thrones” Made Her “Ashamed” Of Her Body While Playing Arya

By Kunal Sharma
November 25,2020

For the past decade, we all know Maisie Williams as Arya Stark for her role in Game of Thrones.

She got the role of Arya when she was 14 years old in 2011 and it was the first time that Maisie was playing a professional acting role. So its quite right to say that she grew up over the period of the Game of Thrones’s eight seasons.

In the new interview with Vogue, Maisie Williams revealed how Game of Thrones has negatively affected her sense of body image when she started to “mature”.

“Around Season 2 or 3, my body started to mature and I started to become a woman,” Maisie explained, “but Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy.”

She then explained that the makeup and costume she used to wear for Arya’s disguise made her feel “ashamed” of her own maturing body.

I had to have really short hair and they’d constantly cover me in dirt and shade my nose so it looked really broad and I looked really manly. They’d also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started and that just felt horrible for six months of the year, and I felt kind of ashamed for a while.

But now Maisie has got the opportunity to experiment with herself using feminine fashions which embrace her body.

“In this new phase of my style it’s nice to look more feminine, have a real waistline, and, you know, embrace the body I have,” she told Vogue.

Watch the full interview here:

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