'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Comments From Maisie Williams Prove She's Just as Badass as Arya Stark Herself
In another move that proves she might really be just as badass as Arya Stark herself, Maisie Williams had some comments about the exclusion of Lady Stoneheart from next season of Game of Thrones, as well as about those book elitists who seam to be displeased that the series is branching away from George R. R. Martin's book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Basically: You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
The comments came from a recent interview she did with TVLine over at Comic-Con, which is currently in full swing in San Diego without me.
TVLINE | Being a social media pro, I’m sure you’re aware of the Lady Stoneheart outcry. Any thoughts on that?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.
Oooh, ouch. You need some ice for that burn, book elitists?
Just kidding. Kind of. But you've got to admit, Williams has a point: As disappointed I was to hear that we would not be seeing Michelle Fairley reprising her role as Lady Stoneheart, the (SPOILERS!) deceased zombie corpse of Catelyn Stark hellbent on revenge for literally everyone in Westeros slaughtering most of her family, it does allow GoT a little distance from the ASOIF series and room for originality. I mean, think about it: Most of us knew the Red Wedding was coming from either reading the book or spoilers, but how amazing and genuine are the reactions of those who legitimately didn't know what was going to happen? Shouldn't we all be able to experience that, book readers or not?
Maisie Williams: Being more badass than the rest of us since 1997.