Last time we saw Maisie Williams, we were reporting her involvement in Sam Raimi’s video game adaptation The Last Of Us on our sparkling new Google+ page. Good to see that she’s not suffering from typecasting, and jobs outside of playing Arya Stark are knocking on her Moon Door. But no matter what she’s doing or what she says, it all goes back to Game Of Thrones with her. Whether it’s posting her Cinnamon Challenge failures on YouTube or infiltrating San Diego Comic Con in a Spiderman mask, she’ll always be Arya to fans of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ HBO series adaptation. However, supporters of the novels have been very opinionated lately about creative licenses taken by the hit television show. And the always chatty 17 year-old actress was recently pretty vocal about them.
Fact: The Starks are the most luckless family in modern day television. They absolutely cannot get a break, but something terrible happened in Season 3 of GOT that could’ve potentially mutated into something super cool.
Arya’s mother, Lady Catelyn Stark, was killed during a horrific event known as The Red Wedding. In the book, the late Mrs. S. comes back from the dead (kinda) in the form of Lady Stoneheart. She is a vengeful badass who single-mindedly hunts and kills anyone she thinks betrayed her and her family. She’s a force to be run away from, and the super powers behind the TV series decided to skip over her contribution to this popular world of fantasy. As you can imagine, the literature lovers sounded off in disapproval. And during an interview with TVLine, Maisie Williams was there to tell them to go to hell.
“That was a massive deal, but honestly, I really like it. I’m so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby, spoiling it for other people, then saying, “Well, it’s not a spoiler. The books have been out for years.” Like, couldn’t you just stop being mad for a second and let other people enjoy the show? They feel they have a claim on the series because they read the books first, and I understand that, but they don’t need to be mean about it. That’s why I liked moments like this, because book readers think they know what’s coming, then we change it and it’s really funny to watch their reactions. They’re always like, “That’s not what happened in the books, so the show’s really bad now.” But really, they just feel insecure because they’re used to knowing what’s coming next.”
I love this girl. She’s my favorite character on the show and she’s a super fun internet addict. I follow her on Instagram and Twitter and am always looking forward to whatever goofy b.s. she’ll post next. And somebody had to call out these book-reading jackasses who think they’re so cool. Sure I’m a bookworm myself, but I’m also self-righteous. I feel extra good when I go out of my way to not spoil a show for somebody. When I took my ex-wife to see Iron Man, I held back from telling her “See that guy? His name’s Rhodey. There’s a 100% chance he’ll put on armor in the next film and take on the name ‘War Machine.'” God, now I wish I’d told her and ruined the movie for her! Pffffffft, I didn’t know she’d divorce me so whatever. Shows you how cool I am, because when I know something’s gonna happen, I keep my mouth shut.
But I still think it’s a bad idea to not include Lady Stoneheart in the mix. From what I gather, HBO might catch up with Martin’s slow writing style and pass the books in terms of story. From the outside looking in, they need as much meat to work with as they can get and shouldn’t be tossing away cool characters like revenge-driven undead mothers. Plus, it would give the show an opportunity to delve more into the fantasy aspect. We already don’t get enough White Walkers because they’re so expensive, and the dragon EFX need whatever extra money’s in the budget. Lady Stoneheart would’ve brought back actress Michelle Fairley and pleased fans in a relatively inexpensive way.
However…I do so LOVE it when the readers of the book series get thrown curveballs and they lose their footing! Speaking of losing, here’s that video I mentioned of Maisie Williams getting PWN’d in the Cinnamon Challenge.
Source – TVLine