Maisie Williams Gives Hope to Arya/Gendry Shippers Everywhere


There are a lot of Game of Thrones fans out there who are really into the idea of Arya Stark, the tiny baby child of Ned Stark, eventually hooking up with Gendry, the older bastard son of Robert Baratheon. If you don’t believe me, just google the fan art. Or — you know what? — better yet, just trust me on this one and don’t google the fan art. (I am trying to protect your brain and your eyes.)

But the fact remains that there’s a large and very vocal group out there who would really like to see an Arya/Gendry coupling. To this group I say two things: one, you disgust me and, two, I guess I sort of get where you’re coming from/please don’t tell anyone. Maisie Williams, the actress who plays Arya, is 16-years-old in real life so it’s not that unseemly to imagine her crushing out on Gendry, played by the 25-year-old Joe Dempsie. (And how could she not? Hummina hummina!) Give her a few years (and let her settle a few scores of revenge) and it wouldn’t be that sick to imagine him liking her back.

Of course recent comments by Maisie Williams to Vulture only adds fuel to the demented Arya

Do you think it’s possible that they’d get together?
I think it’s possible, definitely! Everyone always sees Arya as a tomboy, but she’s never been in that situation before. She’s never had a crush. Now she realizes what’s Sansa’s talking about. [Laughs.] She’s just not really quite sure what it is.

Fine, fine. Just let her have a normal childhood of plotting murder and living with the Brotherhood Without Banners before throwing her into any romantic entanglements, please.

In case that’s NOT your thing at all (good on you), she also talked about bonding with Gwendoline Christie (a.k.a Brienne of Tarth):

How did you feel about having to cut your hair last season? I had read that Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne, cried when she had to do it.
I was fine when I had it cut. I’ve had it short previously, like when I was 11, and I was never really very attached to my hair. I’ve been happy to dye it different colors and cut it off, but I’ve never been one to grow it long and keep it healthy. I just do whatever. But I know Gwen kind of struggled with it a little bit, so I was talking to her for a long time about it. We have a lot in common, really. We’re both women who want to be wearing dresses a bit more than armor. We do a lot of stunts, whereas a lot of other women on the show don’t. We both had to cut our hair off and wear loads of dirty makeup. I get on really well with her. I think she looks fantastic with the short hair and I think she feels fine about it now. I’m glad she did it. I guess at the time it is a bit of a shock getting all your hair cut off.

Gah, can you imagine a scene with the two of them together? The sheer force of female badassery would tear your TV apart.

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams on Arya’s Rage, Turning 16, and Taylor Swift [Vulture]

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